Fencing has a long-established record of success at the College, including southern region foil and epee champions, a Public Schools’ Championship foil winner as well as county foil, epee and sabre champions. Due to its unusual physical requirements and its endless tactical nuances, fencing is a sport which challenges pupils to develop extra physical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. It is open in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms as a sporting option to any pupil. Additional squad training sessions take place twice a week supported by our visiting coaches who provide individual and group tuition.
Head of Fencing
Marlborough has a dedicated fencing salle within our main Sports Hall complex.
The College has weekly fixtures, home and away, against a number of other schools including Wellington, Winchester, Bradfield, Dauntsey, Clifton, Stowe, Wycliffe and RGS High Wycombe. We usually field a mixed 1st and a mixed 2nd team in both foil and epee and, when agreed with the opposition, a mixed sabre team. Pupils compete in the Public Schools’ Championship in all weapons. A talented fencer who wishes to compete nationally and/or internationally can be supported in doing so.
Glen Golding, Level 5 FIE foil coach and a British National Development Coach for British U17 and U20 foil squads.
Alan Knowles, BFA Level 4 coach in all weapons.