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

Government and British Fencing guidelines are constantly under review.
Only one person will be allowed to support the fencer at one time. This can be a guardian, parent or coach. This is to prevent huge crowds of people gathering at the end of the pistes, to allow the referees space to referee efficiently and also for their safety
All other persons must be on the bleachers, on the gallery or in the café table area.
Covid masks must be worn!
If the advice changes we will advise all parents

On the day of the event, before travelling to the venue, you must complete this form

Newham Junior foil competitions are selection events for the England U15 Rankings.

*Licence No 37920

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, 9th October (Completed)
Event 4: Sunday, 14th November (Open for Entry)

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

Secure parking (included in your fee)

One round of poules followed by DE

Prizes: Medals and Cups 


  • 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 midnight prior to the competition. Late Entry until Wednesday midnight prior to competition

Entry Fee: £39.00

Late entry/late payment fee: £55

» 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 closes

If you miss Check In you will be scratched from the event

Check in times for Event 4 – PROVISIONAL

Age Category**Check In Opens*Check In Closes*
U10 Boys09.0009.30
U10 Girls09.0009.30
U12 Boys09.0009.30
U12 Girls12.1512.45
U14 Boys11.1511.45
U14 Girls12.1512.45
U16 Boys10.0010.30
U16 Girls10.0010.30

* Subject to change to ensure a smooth running event. Check for FINAL times the evening before the competition

** Age Category Entry numbers vary. Please check Sport80

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 as advised above

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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