Newham Swords Foil Comps 2021

A series of foil competitions run by Newham Swords for young fencers of all standards

Why enter the Newham Foil Competitions?

  • Regular location for your child to be comfortable in and easy to plan your journey, no travelling across the country on unknown roads to strange towns
  • Consistent organisation and smooth running
  • Qualified referees
  • Excellent venue with free secure parking
  • Quality trophies and medals

IMPORTANT: Covid19 Instructions for parents and fencers(PDF)
Pre-Competition Covid Survey (SATURDAY MORNING)

It is essential that parents read the attached file and then ensures their child understands the relevant instructions. The competition has been approved by British Fencing based on these and future events will depend on everyone’s cooperation ALSO please complete the Covid Survey SAT AM

Newham Junior Challenge Series Events count for points towards the England U15 Rankings.

*Licence No 37835

Age Groups:

U10, U12, U14, U16 Age as at 1 January 2021. Minimum age is 7.

Entry Restrictions: Fencers may enter from all Regions and the Entry number is increased to a maximum of 120. These restrictions are due to Covid19 regulations

Event 1: Saturday, 8th May (completed)
Event 2: Saturday, 19th June

Event 3: Saturday, 10th October

Venue:  SportsDock, University of East London (Docklands Campus), London E16 2RD (Home of Newham Swords Fencing Club).

Secure parking (included in your fee)

Two rounds of poules (TBC) followed by DE

Prizes: Medals 


  • U10s must use size 0 blades;
  • U12s  and U14 must use size 3 blades or smaller
  • U16s may use size 5 blades
  • All fencers must wear minimum 350N jacket & breeches and 800N plastron
  • Lamé bibs required by U16 only. For U14 and below such bibs should be taped over carefully to avoid damage by the adhesive

Membership of British Fencing can be obtained online

Membership expiry checks and renewal through Sport:80

Closing Dates:

Sunday 6 days prior to the competition. Late Entry until Wednesday prior to competition

Entry Fee: £39.00

Late entry/late payment fee: £55 (only 39 until 16June)

» Late entries at the discretion of the Organiser.

We now operate a strict no refund – no carry-over policy

Fencing starts almost immediately after check in.

If you are not there for Check In you will lose your entry.

Check in times for Event 2 – FINAL

Check In Opens*Check in Closes*
U12 Boys8.45 09.00 09.30
U12 Girls8.45 09.00 09.30
U14 Boys 8.45 09.00 09.30
U14 Girls 8.45 09.00 09.30
U10 Boys 12.30 13.00 13.30
U10 Girls 12.30 13.00 13.30
U16 Boys12.30 13.00 13.30
U16 Girls12.30 13.00 13.30
Entry numbers in each Category are limited and we strongly recommend early entry. See Sport80 for latest situation *Subject to change to ensure a smooth running event

Each fencer is personally responsible for making sure that his or her clothing and equipment conform to BF rules and are in good condition and for compliance with Covid19 rules

Neither BF nor the organisers of the competition, nor any official or referee involved in the competition is responsible for these matters, or for any accident, loss or damage to persons or property however caused.

Having problems entering through Sport80?

  • Please Note: The categories are UNDER ie less than the age mentioned.
    • For U12 the child must be 11 or under on 1st January
  • Check that you have the Compete level of BF membership
  • Make sure membership is up to date! Auto renewals are NOT taken into account and memberships that expire before the competition will prevent entry until the renewal takes place
  • If the age category is full you can be put on the reserve list

Only if you have checked the above and a problem remains, then email with name, age group, date of birth, gender and contact number

You may also be interested in our Training Camps where you can experience some of the techniques that bring us success

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