Club History

Redditch Youth Fencing Club (RYF) was started by Hillary Hammond in the 1980s where she created a fun, relaxed environment for local kids to learn how to fence. She had many successes with a trio of local teenagers – Stuart Daniels, Paul Kellett and Louisa Miller – as they went on to join the county and regional teams. When Hillary retired at the end of 2004 she approached local ex-international fencer Sam Stockley to take her place. Sam joined the club and brought his personal ethos to the club.  
Sam believes the most important thing about fencing is to enjoy it, and those who express an interest in competitive fencing are fully supported and encouraged.  
 

Redditch Youth Fencing Club used to fence at Redditch’ Youth Centre and was therefore unable to offer fencing sessions to over 18’s.

In 2012 We moved to a Sports Hall at Trinity High School in Redditch and as there is no age restriction, we are now able to cater for fencers of all ages.

In January 2018 the name of the club was changed to Redditch Fencing Club

For any adults interested in fencing, we run various beginners courses for adults throughout the year.

All kit required is provided by the club and our coaches have completed CRB checks and have attended the required Child Protection & First Aid courses. Fencers should come to training wearing full length tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and trainers.