British Fencing Club of the Year 2019-2020

British Fencing Performance Club of the Year 2020-2021

Club Training at Newham Swords

SportsDock (click/touch for details)

  • Advanced fencing (Invite only): Wednesdays 8.00 – 10.00pm
  • Adults Club: Wednesday 8.00 – 9.30pm
  • Primary School Ages: Thursday 5.00 – 7.00pm:
  • All Ages: Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00pm
  • All Ages: Fridays 7.00 – 9.00pm

Membership is by Application only


Our new club near Cambridge for junior beginners and experienced fencers on Tuesdays. More information here

Coaching by Olympians and Former British and Commonwealth Champions Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

Training Camps

All camps are open to ages 7+ including Seniors

2022 dates for your calendar

  • Half Term Camp: 24th – 27th October
Our Internationals
Videos of training at the Club

Competitions at Newham Swords
2022 Newham Junior Challenge Series

(with points system) returns with 5 events

These Competitions count towards the England U12 and U14 Rankings

  • Saturday February 5th: Event 1
  • Saturday March 12th: Event 2
  • Saturday July 2nd: Event 3
  • Saturday October 8th: Event 4
  • November 19th: Event 5

NB. Our policy is no refunds and no carry forwards.

Newham Swords Achieves 100 medals

…so far this season

Newham Swords Fencing Club is extremely proud to announce that it has now gained one hundred medals, so far this season. These medals are all from top four placings in LPJS events, Newham Junior Series events, the British Youth Championships, the National Cadet, Junior and Senior Championships, the Public Schools Championships, numerous Cadet and Junior BRC competitions, and various Senior Opens. Well done to all of our fencers who have contributed to such an amazing achievement! The Newham Swords Family are extremely proud of each and everyone of you!!

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100 Medals

Newham Swords Take Another 12 Medals at the Newham Junior Event Held in June

Well done to all of our Newham Swords fencers who, between them, took a total of twelve medals over seven categories, at Saturday’s second Newham Junior Foil Event.

Congratulations to:

Dominik Juras, Salahudeen Ahmed and James Hernon (in his first ever fencing competition) who took Gold, 5th and 6th place respectively in the U10B.

To Anita Abramenkova who took Gold in the U10G.

To Mohammed Belbouab, Maksim Vassiljev, Jagroop Shergill and Michael Malasenkovs (in his first ever fencing competition) who took Gold, Silver, Bronze and 11th place respectively in the U12B.

To Gabrielle Wallis-Hughes who took Bronze in the U12G.

To David Bishay, Khalam Contractor, Harry Kontakos and Brian Chyzowski who took Gold, Bronze, Bronze and 9th place respectively in the U14B.

To Isabella Manlangit, Amy Booth and Delia Cheta who came 8th, 10th and 11th place respectively in the U14G.

To Daniel Juras, Mikhel Archer and William Lauga who took Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively in the U16B.

Well done to all of you! Pierre and I are super proud of you all!!

Newham Swords Achieves Record Medal Haul!

Newham Swords, British Fencing’s Performance Club of the Year for 2020 and 2021, set a new record at the Newham Junior Foil Tournament (which took place at Sports Dock last week), by gaining a total of thirteen medals in seven of the eight categories. The Club were also the first fencing club in the country to successfully stage a fencing competition since the first lockdown in March last year.

In the U10 Boys Category, Dominik Juras took Gold after remaining undefeated throughout the competition whilst team-mates, Salahudeen Ahmed and Adam Khan, took Bronze and 6th place respectively.

In the U10 and U12 Girls, Anita Abremenkova and Gabrielle Wallis-Hughes each took Gold.

In the U12 Boys Category, Newham Swords took a clean sweep when Jagroop Shergill, Mohammed Belbouab and Maksim Vassiljev took Gold, Silver and Bronze.

In the U14 Girls and Boys Age Groups, Newham Swords took a total of four medals when England U15 Internationals, Isabella Manlangit and Khalam Contractor, each took Gold, whilst David Bishay, Harry Kontakos and Khari Peterkin took Silver, Bronze and 8th place respectively in the U14 Boys.

In the U16 Boys Category, England U15 Internationals, Mikhel Archer and Daniel Juras, took Gold and Bronze respectively, whilst William Lauga gained 6th place in the U16 Boys Age Group.

“I am very proud of the fact that this group of young fencers managed to win seven of the eight categories and finish the competition as top club”, said Head Coach and Olympian, Pierre Harper.

“This amazing achievement is down to the hard work put in by this talented group of fencers and the fantastic team spirit amongst them, added Club Manager, and fellow Olympian, Linda Strachan.

Newham Swords – Corporate LiveWire Prestige Award

Newham Swords Fencing Club is very proud to announce that it has just been awarded the Corporate LiveWire Prestige Award for Fencing Club of the Year, for London and the South East.

Rocky Singh (Project Manager for the London and SE Prestige Awards) remarked that “the judges were impressed by the Club’s personal touch, consistency of reviews and community feel”, and that “the passion for what you do really comes across”.

Newham Swords would like to thank Rocky and his team for this Award.

Well done to the entire Newham Swords Family for this achievement, having also received British Fencing’s Performance Club of the Year and Young Athlete of the Year Awards for 2020/2021, earlier this year.

Pierre and I can’t wait to see you all again soon!

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Newham Swords Take Yet More BF Awards

Newham Swords are very proud of the fact that it has just been awarded British Fencing Performance Club of the Year for 2019 – 2020.

This is the second time that the Club has received a Best Club Award, having won British Fencing’s Club of the Year Award for 2018 – 2019.

Newham Swords was also awarded British Fencing Young Athlete of the Year for 2019 – 2020 due to the success of our GB International and reigning National Senior Women’s Foil Champion, Teagan Williams-Stewart

Newham Swords Cadet Training Day a Huge Success!

Well done to all the fencers who worked extremely hard at our Cadet Training Day, held at Sportsdock last Sunday.

The session was full with 30 fencers enrolled. A special mention also to our Newham Swords junior coaches, Teagan Williams-Stewart (reigning National Senior Women’s Foil Champion) and Emilija Lukaite (a former National U23 Women’s Foil Champion) who were fantastic with the kids! It was great to have these young female coaches on board.

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