Crawley Sword Club was established in 1954 to promote the sport of fencing. Geoff Griffin the founder of the club was a member of the British Academy of Fencing (provost) and was involved with the club until he passed away. We are a three weapon club, fencing: Foil, Epée, and Sabre.

Crawley Sword Club offers a friendly and welcoming environment to all who want to take up the sport of fencing. We are based at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley that is easily accessible from Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Training can be tailored to accommodate beginners and social fencers to the aspiring national contenders.

Crawley Sword Club has produced fencers of all standards including club, county, commonwealth and national fencers, across the entire age range from Junior to Veteran.

Outdoor fencing in August

Following the success in July, we are extending our outside sessions into
August. The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) is still allowing us the use of their car park from 7-8pm on both a Monday & Wednesday evening. 

We will need to follow some strict guidelines to ensure this works:

  • You MUST pre-register for the session at least 24 hours before, using this NEW link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPSPCJ9
  • Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 5 people plus 1 coach & the groups should not be mixing whilst training. If you cannot then attend after registering, it is really important to let us know (ideally 24 hours before) so that our coaching plans can then be revised.
  • Social distancing of at least 2m must be observed at all times 
  • There are no facilities such as toilets & water fountains - therefore please bring a drink etc.
  • Please bring a glove, sword & a small mat.
  • This will be weather dependent - please keep an eye out on the
  • website or Facebook to check. If it rains we will run a Zoom session instead.
  • If you have had any COVID symptoms in the preceding 2 weeks, please do not come.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms after the session please contact the club as soon as possible

For those that are shielding or do not feel comfortable meeting up, we will
try to film the session. If you would like us to send you this, please contact us.

Look forward to seeing you.

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1 day ago

Outdoor fencing is still on this Wednesday (12/08). We are expecting showers in the afternoon, but these should dry before the evening. Don't forget to sign up and bring water with you. See you soon!

3 days ago

Training is on for tomorrow! Make sure you have signed up and you bring plenty of water with you...

1 week ago
August -Crawley Sword Outdoor Training Session Sign Up

Following the success in July, we are extending our outside sessions into
August. It would be lovely to see you.
The Hawth Theatre in Crawley (Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ) is still allowing
us the use of their car park from 7-8pm on both a Monday & Wednesday
evening.

We will need to follow some strict guidelines to ensure this works:
* You MUST pre-register for the session at least 24 hours before,
using this NEW link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPSPCJ9
* Once registered, you will be allocated to a group. Each group will be no bigger than 5 people plus 1 coach & the groups should not be ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Weather update: Tonight's outdoor session WILL go ahead. We recommend you bring a yoga mat and something to cover your sword ⛅

2 weeks ago

*UPDATE*
Following the British Fencing guidance to reintroduce indoor fencing activity, we have contacted K2. Currently, they are not taking hall bookings, so we will continue outdoor training (and zoom when the weather is not kind).
Please keep an eye on Crawley Sword Club Facebook and Website for any updates!

3 weeks ago
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Great session this evening. The deer also put in an appearance again. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

4 weeks ago

Looks like the weather will be good for Wednesday's session! ⛅

We already have a lot of people coming, so please remember to sign up.

If you are unable to make the session, please let us know as soon as possible. This way, we can ensure we have a sufficient number of coaches to cover the groups and keep to government guidelines

1 month ago

Look forward to seeing everyone at Monday's outdoor session! Remember to bring water, outdoor trainers, sword, glove, and yoga mat/towel to lay on

1 month ago

Unfortunately tomorrow's outdoor fencing session has been cancelled due to the rain.
We will therefore return to a Zoom session - please message or email us if you need the link again. Fingers crossed we can get back to outdoor fencing next week!

1 month ago
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Great first outdoor session today - we even had a deer try and join in!

Looking ahead to Wednesday's session, make sure you sign up and keep checking the website / Facebook for weather updates. Hopefully see you all there 🤺