It is club policy that fencers visiting the club have two free weeks in order to see if the club suits them. After two weeks, if they wish to continue, they must join the club and pay the relevant membership fees. Alternatively, they may continue to attend, but must pay the visitor's fee for each session.
Important Note: It is a requirement that all club members (excluding people attending the beginner's course) must also be members of British Fencing. Please see the British Fencing Membership page for details on how to join.
Membership Subscriptions (as agreed at AGM 2017)
|Membership Type||Annual Fee|
|Junior (under 18), full-time student, OAP (Over 65) or Job Seeker||£100|
|Family (adult and two juniors/students)||£270|
|Absentee (allows attendance at up to 10 sessions in a year)||£70|
In addition, non-members may pay a £10 visitor's fee per session.
The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st, although in practice, membership is not collected until after the AGM in January where the fees for the year are set. Fees for people joining mid-term are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Subscriptions to be paid no later than 30 days after the yearly fee is set. Members who become more than 6 weeks in arrears with their subscriptions will be asked if they could come to some arrangement to pay the subscriptions or abstain from attending the club.
Charge for Grading examinations, including badge and certificate: £5 payment direct to the examining coach.
Post Beginner's Course Special Offer
For people who have just completed the NFC Beginner Course, we have a special offer. They may join the club for a discounted price of £50. This gives them full membership up to the next half year (see table below) and includes a brand new glove to keep.
|Course starts in||Membership lasts until|
|January||End of June|
|March||End of December|
|May||End of December|
|September||End of June|
|November||End of June|
Please speak to the Treasurer if you'd like to take this offer up.