Redditch Youth Fencing Club meets at Trinity High School on Easemore Road every Saturday morning, during term time, between 10 & 12. We cater for children aged 8 – 18 and have around 25 members attending every week.

A typical 2 hour fencing session includes:

  • 10:00 to 10:20 - Warm Up & Stretching
  • 10:20 to 11:00 - Fencing Games (Plyametric Games designed to improve co-ordination & fitness)
  • 11:00 to 12:00 - Sparring & Technical Fencing Coaching


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.

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. Read more about our coaching team here. Fencers should come to training wearing full length tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and trainers.

Come and meet us at our training sessions, or contact Sam on 07977 927 637 or

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