Updated October 2017

Club night

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Want to try fencing?

Come along on a Wednesday evening (6 pm beginners or 7 pm experienced fencers)


except during Christmas / New Year break .

meets every Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm at Sport Dyson Perrins,Yates Hay Road, MALVERN, Worcs. WR14 1WD

for Cadets/Juniors/Adults/Veterans ~ Men/Women ~ Essentially an Epée club with little Foil or Sabre ~

Coaching for younger fencers and beginners is from 6 to 7pm. For adult beginners and more experienced fencers 7pm -– 9 pm.

Weekly fees: 6 pm session £4;
7 pm session
£5 for under 18s and BF under 20 Compete members. £6 for all other over 18s.

Affiliated to British Fencing and PentathlonGB

For more details explore this and related websites using links in the left hand column or phone
John Haynes 01684 540594
Malcolm Fare 01684 311994

The sessions are held each Wednesday evening in the Sports Hall at the Dyson Perrins School, Yates Hay Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 1WD. The fees include basic coaching and use of fencing kit for beginners; and use of the fencing venue and changing rooms. After an introductory session, if you wish to come again you will need to join British Fencing or PentathlonGB. Memberships may be puchased online from British Fencing. Membership categories now include starter, recreational, compete and supporter memberships. Costs vary according to age groups. See Scheme .pdf

We are fortunate to have some very experienced COACHES who are all British Fencing Registered Coaches:

John Rees after a long fencing career with many notable achievements at all three weapons, John has developed his reputation as a very successful professional épée coach. He works mainly in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders. His work ranges from teaching school classes to coaching elite épée fencers representing GBR internationally at Cadet and Junior level. In addition to British Fencing members John also coaches many young pentathletes including work with the Pentathlon GB Junior talent squad.

.John Haynes started fencing late at the age of 47 and after 15 years including 7 as an international epee referee he now coaches basic foil, épée and sabre.

Come along and introduce yourself to one of us: Enquiries to: John Haynes Tel: 01684 540594

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FORMER COACHES who put in some of the work which helped the club become successful.

Matt Haynes is a full time fencing coach who is now working in Shanghai. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience of fencing training at all weapons for national and international competition. He holds a higher level FIE  coaching Diploma for both foil and épée. He is also an active international foil and épée referee. He was the coach of Amy Radford, the only GBR fencer selected for the 1st Youth Olympics in Singapore in August 2010 and the coach of Francesca Summers won the silver medal for Modern Pentathlon at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing in 2014 and in 2015 became the first GBR woman to win the Junior (U23) Modern Pentathlon World Championships. In 2016 he helped his former student Leo Mackinnon prepare for the Rio Olympics, for which she qualified to fence epee for Canada.

Simon Webb was a foil champion when at school and an accomplished épée fencer who coached foil and épée to many young fencers.

James Harris was a GBR top ten epeeist, who now coaches épée fencers who want to improve their technical skills

Worcester Fencing Club in Malvern

Worcester Fencing moved to Malvern in May 2007 and has grown steadily. The move enabled us to meet on a Wednesday evening rather than a Friday. It was started in 2002 at The King's School, Worcester. It combined a Centre under the Hereford & Worcester County Fencing Union and a community club re-estNick, Simon, Malcolm & Johnablished from the former Worcester Fencing Club. The Centre is one of several such centres, which were supported by BFA to provide facilities for developing fencers at Cadet, Junior and Senior level.

Simon, Malcolm & John

For results and news of fencers training at Malvern Hills S F follow John Rees on Facebook

The next AGM will be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at Sport Dyson Perrins, Yates Hay Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 1WD

commencing at 7.00 pm

AGM Notice >>>>

Hereford & Worcester Jubilee Foil and Epee

Plus Senior County Championships

20th & 21st May 2017

Full details and online registration now available


Thursdays 7-9 pm

Coach: John Rees

at Malvern Active Sports Complex

£8 per session. See the flyer


Tuesday 14th February 2017

at Malvern Active Sports Complex

See the flyer


The first session of 2017 is on 4th January.

See Contact us for details of the committee.

For competition calendars see the West Midlands and the British Fencing website


The next AGM will be held on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at Sport Dyson Perrins, Yates Hay Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 1WD

commencing at 7.00 pm

AGM Notice >>>>

Updated Constitution >>>>

Volunteers needed.

Want to take part or help?

 For further details contact :

John Haynes, E-mail:


Summer Beginners' Course 2016

For 13 Sessions from 6th April - 6th July. Cost for U18s including 1 year British Fencing Starter Membership £54.

To reserve your place contact :

John Haynes, E-mail:

Free Taster Session

As part of the "This Worcs Girl Can" event MHSF is offering a free tater session to 11-19 year old girls 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm on Wednesday 9th March 2016 at Sport Dyson Perrins.

To reserve your place contact :

John Haynes, E-mail:


Congratulations to Danielle Lawson and Elisa Woodhouse who train regularly at Malvern Hills Sword Fencing with John Rees on their selection for the European Junior and Cadet Championships in Novi Sad Serbia on 29 Feb 16 to 09 Mar 2016.

Updated 3/03/16.

Congratulations Elisa coming 23rd/160 and now ranked 1st on GBR Cadet Women's Epee rankings.

Volunteers needed.

Want to take part or help?

 For further details contact :

John Haynes, E-mail:


Classic Foil fencing coach

On 7th August 2014 Malcolm Fare received sad news from John Harding's daughter Alison to say that he had passed away peacefully in the night. He had gone into full-time care some time ago.

See also the Fencing Forum John-Harding

WELL DONE in 2013 to Malvern Women's Epée Cadet and Junior fencers and those who train regularly with us.

From the JUNIOR RANKINGS at end of 2013

Rank Name Club Points

1 Radford, Amy Malvern 16948

CAN (2) Mackinnon, Leo Malvern 8191

6 Wakefield, Rebecca Malvern/Stourport 4126

7 Summers, Francesca Malvern 4101

8 Lawson, Danielle RGS Worcester 3659

10 Turley, Alix RGS Worcester 3271

13 Rawlins, Katie Ddraig Wern 2222

23 Summers, Georgina Malvern 1339

31 Woodhouse, Eliza Malvern 998

From the CADET RANKINGS at end of 2013

Rank Name Club Points

3 Lawson, Danielle RGS Worcester 5191

5 Turley, Alix RGS Worcester 4483

8 Wakefield, Rebecca Malvern/Stourport 3224

12 Rawlins, Katie Malvern 2107

13 Summers, Georgina Malvern 1974

19 Woodhouse, Eliza Malvern 1623

England Youth Championships 2013

Saturday 22nd June (Foil) and Sunday 23rd June (Epee & Sabre) at the Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield. Details
H&W Fencing weekend
1st & 2nd June 2013 in Redditch
The weekend includes:
* Jubilee age group Foil
* U14 Epee
* Senior Foil, Epee & Sabre Champs
* Senior Team Foil Champs
Details and Entry Form.doc
Details and Entry Form.pdf
Congratulations on gaining their Level 1 Foil awards: Annia Hornby, Alex Cupper, James Baranzeck, Max Bunyan and William Compton-Leese . March 2013
London 2012 Matt Haynes refereed epee in the Fencing and both Matt and John Haynes refereed in Modern Pentathlon Fencing, where Games Maker Edith Haynes collected & checked the score sheets.