Recreational Membership

Updated 07.10.2021


Basic Recreational Membership for Fencers in Clubs and Schools



(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 any affiliated Club or School session, friendly inter Club or School matches held in affiliated Clubs or Schools, at demonstrations or public displays or similar promotional events.

Not covered to fence abroad.

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Events included

GB League sessions – Gain GB League points at GB League sessions and appear on associated GB League tables.

BF Licensed Recreational Events.

Subject to age restrictions and any restrictions imposed by the event organiser.


Maximum Renewal Availability

Unlimited renewals


Upgrade/Downgrade Options

Upgrade to Compete
No downgrade options available


The Sword

Online, entitlement to purchase hard copies.


Voting Rights

18+ only: Notices of general meetings, right to vote at BF General Meetings and right to vote in ballots for election of BF Directors.



For the current membership process click here.


Additional Notes

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Notices

If applying for an Under 18 Recreational membership with BF you must be under 18 on the date of application.

The standard Membership (whether Introduction/ Support/ Starter/ Recreational/ Compete) does not include liability insurance cover if you are operating in a professional capacity – e.g. coaching or refereeing for payment.

To benefit from this, you must be on the relevant BF register with your qualifications and minimum professional standards in place to be fully covered. There may be an additional charge in some cases for this registration. For more information please contact [email protected].

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