FAQ

Q. How do I sign up?

A. Online via Fixr: https://fixr.co/event/2223-fencing-student-membership-tickets-899026963

Q. How much does membership cost?

A. €5.65 per year for new student members, €15.95 per year for returning student members, and €46.85 per semester for external members.

Q. Do I need any prior experience to join?

A. Nope! We cater to all levels from complete beginners to hardened fencers. We hold two Beginners sessions per week, where our coach Colm Flynn will teach you everything you need to know from absolute basics. Additional training is available as you progress in your development as a fencer. 

If you do have some fencing experience prior to joining the club, please fill out this form and tell us about it.

Q. Do I need my own gear?

A. No. We provide all gear, from protective clothing to blades. Just wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can exercise in.

Q. When is training?

BeginnersMonday 8 – 10 pm
Friday 3 – 5 pm
Suitable for complete beginners, follows a year-long curriculum
LadderFriday 5 – 7 pmElectric bouting; results of each bout are used to update a club ranking each week
IntermediatesThursday 8 – 10 pmElectric bouting targeted towards fencers with at least one semester of experience
Dev Squad*Wednesday 7 – 10 amInvite-only
Squad*Tuesday 8 – 10 pm
Thursday 7 – 10 am
Invite-only

Q. Where is training held?

A. Training is typically in the Ancillary Hall on the first floor of the Sports Centre. Any training sessions in other locations will be communicated by email and on Instagram @trinityfencing.

Q. Do I have to attend all training sessions?

A. No, the number of sessions you attend is up to you. We cover one topic per week at Beginners training, typically introducing a new skill on Monday and reinforcing it on Friday. These skills build on each other throughout the year. Attending more sessions will help you improve faster but is not mandatory. 

Q. Do I need a Sports Centre membership?

A. You will need to activate your T-card (student ID card) to enter the gym. You can do this at the Sports Centre reception desk or online on the Trinity Sport website (https://www.tcd.ie/Sport/onlinebooking/). If you are not a Trinity student, you can find information on Sports Centre membership here

Q. Who can I talk to if I have a question or concern?

A. You can talk to any committee member at training, especially our captains Cathal Maguire and Isabelle Clarke or our Beginners Officer Luke Patzold. For more information, feel free to email us at dufencing@gmail.com. You can also message us on Instagram or Facebook.