Updated 31 Oct 2021

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We have re-established club activities. Please keep in touch with John Rees (Professional coach. Join our Facebook Group 'Malvern Hills Sword Fencing' ) or contact Lynette Richards (Secretary) or Debra Olsen via email to book your place or obtain information )

Lynette Richards and John Rees are our nominated COVID-19 Officers. For more information about their role see the guidance on the BF website.

MHSF opens on Wednesday from 6-7pm for under 13s and 7-9pm for over 13s.


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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 a little Foil or Sabre.

The session for younger fencers is from 6pm to 7pm.

The session for adult beginners and more experienced fencers is from 7pm to 9pm.

Weekly fees: 6pm session £6 and 7pm session £10.

Affiliated to British Fencing and PentathlonGB

For more details explore this and related websites using links in the left hand column

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. If you wish to join us you will need to be a member of British Fencing or PentathlonGB and please include 'Malvern Hills Sword Fencing' as one of your clubs in your Sport80 membership profile, so that we can verify your membership type and validity. Beginners may be obtain a FREE 90 introductory membership of British Fencing. Membership categories now include starter, recreational, compete and supporter memberships. Costs vary according to age groups.

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

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.

Abigail Watkins started fencing at MHSF at the age of 11. Among her fencing achievements are U14 Welsh Epee Champion, U18 Women's Epee Silver at British Youth Championships. Abigail is qualified as a level 2 epee coach.

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 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

Volunteers needed.

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MHSF fencers on Junior and Cadet Rankings updated by Rodney Francis after each nominated event


Powell, Alex

Sadler, Louise

Mitchell, Georgina

Spice, Sarah

McCormack, Maisie

Watkins, Abigail

Noble, Niamh

Wreyford, Rebecca

Junady, Jeanna

Williams, Ella

Ma, Christy

Clark, Poppy


Osborne, William

Richards, Marcus

Bruijn-Yard, Rudi

Mitchell, Joshua

See their Rankings

Use the Links page to see shortcuts to the calendar, policies and points calculation.

Also take a look at the Archives for previous years some going back as far as 1997.

Competition Calendars

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

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

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.

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.