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Links to other fencing sites

Other fencing clubs in Britain - club finder on the British Fencing website

Surrey County Fencing Union. Surrey are active in organising local competitions. These pages have a calendar of SCFU competitions and other local events, as well as contacts for other clubs in Surrey.

South East Region of British Fencing. The SE Region organises competitions covering Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex, and London south of the Thames (which used to be in Surrey and Kent).

British Fencing Association (aka the AFA). The UK and England association for all amateur fencers. Phone (in the UK) 020 8742 3032, or write to:1 Barons Gate, 33-35 Rothschild Road, London W4 5HT.

  • The British Fencing website has a list of national competitions here, but note that it's not complete.

  • British Fencing effectively support another list on Sport80, here, different but also not complete!  You have to use Sport80 anyway to get British Fencing membership, so you may as well register and log in.

The FIE. The governing body for world fencing. The site includes a calendar of international competitions, and a copy of the FIE rules.

Global Drug Reference Online (GlobalDRO) - a way to check whether you need to apply for an exemption for your prescription or over-the-counter medicine- I found I did!  Thi is a partnership including UKAD.

European Fencing Confederation - This site hosts internet broadcasts of top competitions in Europe.

Elite Epee and Leon Paul Junior Series - two excellent series of competitions for younger fencers.

The Fencing Forum - an active discussion group for UK clubs.

The fencing FAQ - unfortunately no loger maintained.

Randall's World - advice, links, and pictures (including one we use for publicity - thanks Randall!)

Active Surrey  - includes links to other sports than fencing.

Suppliers of Fencing Kit in the UK

Here are some web sites, which give an idea of what is available and what you might pay. Don't assume the cheapest price is always the best value for you, though. I would advise trying kit on before you buy - fencing kit is cut differently to high-street clothes! Note that some of the club coaches can arrange to bring kit to the club on request.

PBT UK - based near Guildford.  Talk to Ian (one of our coaches) if you want kit from PBT, as he will be able to save you postage costs - he may even have what you want in his van outside the club!

Allstar-Uhlmann in Laleham (near Staines)

Leon Paul in London (old-established, but take a street-map to find it!)

Blades Brand UK - good value equipment by mail order

Sword Price Fighters - internet only with keen prices, but note: British Fencing issued a statement on 7th March 2012 that clothing from certain Swordpricefighters ranges is "suspended".  This follows claims by another manufacturer that clothing samples failed the CE-mark safety tests.  The British Fencing statement can be read at https://www.britishfencing.com/important-notice-regarding-sword-price-fighters-protective-equipment/.

Links about the Guildford Area

St Peters School. We have no connection with the school apart from hire of premises.

A list of sports contacts in Guildford.

A list of sports contacts from Surrey County Council; there is a rather longer unofficial list of sports websites in Surrey.

The Adult Education Service, part of Surrey County Council.

The Knowhere Guide to Guildford, some local knowledge of mixed pedigree.

The Surrey Advertiser, our local paper.

With thanks to the world of the Internet

tsoHost - our domain name and web site provider.

Vodafone - our domestic Internet Service Provider.

SmoothHound, when you need a good cheap hotel near a competition.

Recommended Search Engines

These search engines are fast and comprehensive - and they find Guildford Fencing Club!

DuckDuckGo - has a "do not track" policy for your searches

Google, Microsoft and Ask - all fast and up to date. Google has also taken over the old DejaNews archive, and runs it very efficiently.

We moved our website domain name in 2002 and - as happened two years previously - the search engines took weeks to catch up. Honourable exceptions were Google and NTL, which updated within 24 hours!

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Information may not always be up-to-date; last updated 5 March 2019.

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