British Fencing, England Fencing, and all the Home Nations are delighted to announce a brand new, free, membership type to support clubs with attracting, retaining and registering new participants to the sport. We recognise the great work clubs do to welcome new people and we want to provide a mechanism for affiliated clubs to deliver an additional benefit to new people participating in beginner courses!

It is called ‘Introduction’ (to fencing) and is targeted at brand new people starting, or who have recently started beginner courses, at BF registered fencing clubs across the UK.

Here are a few important details to note about this exciting new membership type:

a) It is 100% free.

b) It is 90 days in duration.

c) It is for new people starting the sport.

d) Members must affiliate with the club they are attending.

e) New participants of beginner courses must have a valid Introduction membership to be covered by insurance for the full 90 days.

Please note: this is a change to the previous policy, please see the insurance overview document here.

f) Members will receive an online copy of The Sword and are able to subscribe to all of British Fencing’s communications such as The Club Digest.

g) Members can upgrade to Starter, Recreational or Compete membership at any time during the 90 days.

h) To enter competitions, members must upgrade to the Compete membership category.

i) Towards the end of the 90 days, members will receive an email letting them know that their 90 days of free membership is ending.  The email will also explain the membership options that are available.

j) A summary of membership types and benefits can be found here.

If you have any questions please see our FAQs! (05.12.18). For any questions not covered in the FAQs please email

There is an A5 flyer available to include in your club welcome pack, that can be handed out during club sessions or emailed directly to new members. Click here to download it today.


Activate Today

To activate this new membership, please watch the short video below or read this step by step How to Guide and then go to the Membership Platform


Membership Terms and Conditions.

For fencers registered on club beginner courses to be covered by the British Fencing insurance policy, they must be a member of British Fencing.

To view all available memberships please click here.


Membership Benefit Summary

Free 90-day trial membership for new members registered on a beginner’s course at a registered club.


3rd party liability /personal accident
Personal accident (cover ceases at 75 and is limited for U16) & civil liability insurance cover (there is no age limit in respect of the Public/Civil Liability cover for members).

When fencing at the Club or School session or intra Club or School matches.

Not covered to fence at any other club or school or inter Club or School competition.

Not covered to fence abroad.

For full information click here.

Events Included
All plastic events including competitions

BF Licensed ‘come and try’ sessions

Internal competitions at the primary selected Club or School only.


Maximum Renewal Availability


Access to online copy of the Sword Magazine


‘Upgrade’ to

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Voting Rights


Cost From

Other Notes
Valid for 90 days.

New members only.

Upgrade to starter or above to fence at inter club competitions.

If you have any further questions please contact:



Equipment Offer

If you are a new customer to BF and Leon Paul then get in contact as we can offer plastic Midi Fence Kit for £500 (usual RRP is £612). Terms and conditions apply.  


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