Established in 2000 as Hitchin Juniors, HFC - Hitchin Fencing Club now encompasses a thriving junior and adult membership.


Main Club timings:


Monday evenings

6:30 - 8pm    Juniors   Hitchin Town Hall

7 - 8:30pm    Cadets   Hitchin Town Hall

8 - 9:30pm    Adults    Hitchin Town Hall


Further information:

Sessions begin with a group warm-up and footwork, followed by a class lesson and free fencing. For students up to 16yrs we follow the BFA Achievement Awards in the first year, and after that training is focused towards regional and national competitions.


On joining the main club, all fencers are required to purchase their own breeches & mask and become a full member of the British Fencing Association.

To join the British Fencing Association visit 

Kit may be hired from the club directly, subject to availability.













Head Coach


- Current Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fencing Association

- Over 16 years experience fencing Foil and Epee
- Over 14 years experience coaching fencing

- Qualified Maître d'Escrime (Master of Fencing) in Foil & Epee with the British Academy of Fencing

- Member of the BFA Coaching Register (with current DBS check, Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications).

His students have achieved medals at regional / county level and qualified for national championship finals.

He has previously coached at St Albans Fencing Club, Beechwood Park School, Roundwood Park School, Garden House School (Chelsea), and The Royal Academy of Dance.

However his full time occupation is as a magician - see

Head Coach - Tony Middleton - giving a lesson

Jake Kirkham wins the London Novice Foil.