Who are QMBL Fencing?

We are a friendly three-weapon club focused on participation and development from Queen Mary, Barts and London Students. We prioritise making you feel part of the fencing family. Whether you are a total beginner or a highly competitive member, we will cater to your needs so that you may improve your abilities and reach your personal goals. Training sessions are fun and highly competitive to deliver the highest results standards for competitions. We have a very active and friendly community; we want you to learn, enjoy and succeed! We also have socials every Saturday after training and have post-match socials on Wednesdays, which you are welcome to attend!

Taster session (New members)

  • When: 27th September 2023 (The Wednesday after freshers fair)
  • Where: Qmotion Sports Hall, Mile End Campus
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm
  • What to bring: Wear long sports bottoms, no shorts and bring a drink to stay hydrated! (Fencing is kit provided)

Beginner and Intermediate Fencing Sessions 

QMSU GetActive runs a beginner and an intermediate Fencing course. Each course runs in the semester and is a fun and affordable way to get involved and learn how to fence. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES SO BUY NOW!

  1. Get Active Beginner's Session: 10-week Introductory Course
  • Teaching: Led by an expert coach and experienced fencers every week
  • Cost: £15
  • When: Every Tuesday from 18:00 pm - 20:00 pm
  • Where: GetActive Studio
  • Who: Individuals with no experience with Fencing
  • Weapon: Foil, Epee and Sabre
  • Buy Here for GetActive course membership: https://www.qmsu.org/shop/product/10246430/
  1. GetActive Intermediate's Session: 10-week Sparring Course
  • Teaching: Led by an expert coach and experienced fencers every week
  • Cost: £18 
  • When: Every Wednesday from 12:00 pm -14:00 pm
  • Where: Qmotion, Sports Hall (Mile End Campus)
  • For Who: Individuals with some experience with Fencing
  • Weapon: Foil, Epee and Sabre
  • Buy Here for GetActive course membership: www.qmsu.org/shop/product/10246430/
  • Buy Here for QMBL Fencing electric kit hire: https://www.qmsu.org/groups/6515/

Visit the Get Active site for more information and to purchase memberships. 

Experienced and Competitive Members

  • When: Every Saturday
  • Where: Qmotion Sports Hall, Mile End Campus
  • Time: 10:00 am - 14:00 pm

How do new members join?

  1. Join our WhatsApp group chat (link will be released during freshers fair)
  2. Attend the taster session 
  3. Purchase your membership - Online or at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel).
  4. Participate in the sessions, compete and most importantly, have fun!

Awards and Achievements

  • 2022/2021: Awarded Club of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year (Georgia Silk). Nominated for Team of the Year, Committee of the Year, and GetActive Contribution of the Year. The women's team topped the BUCS league and reached the premier league!
  • 2021/2022: Awarded Team of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year (Daniella Reyes), Contribution to Sport (Emily Goodchild), GetActive Contribution of the Year. Nominated for President of the Year (Daniella Reyes), Coach of the Year (Jacopo Bianchi) and Captain of the Year (Faith Child). Women's and Men's teams topped the BUCS league, with the Men's Team winning the BUCS cup!
  • 2019/2020: Nominated for Club of the Year, Get Active Contribution, Team of the Year, Captain of the Year, Coach of the Year and 3 individual nominations for Sportsperson of the Year. The most nominations ever for our club!
  • 2018/2019: Awarded Get Active Club Contribution and the Jack Petchey Award. Nominated for President of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year.
  • 2017/2018: Awarded Team of the Year and nominated for Club of the Year.


The club participates in BUCS, BUCS Individuals, the QMBL Novice Cup, London International University Fencing Competition and London Regional Intermediates. These events are perfect if you want to try competitions for the first time or want to represent the university. Big competitions, such as the BUCS individuals, are usually done together by the club, with travel and accommodation planned for by the committee.

Key dates:

  • London Regional in January and July
  • BUCS Matches: Wednesdays during term time
  • BUCS Individuals (at Sheffield) in February 
  • Merger Cup (Barts vs. QM) in March
  • QMBL National Novice in March/April
  • LIUF in June

Committee for 2023/2024

  • President: Kaya Burrows
  • Treasurer: Isabel Zambito
  • Vice President: Zhengze Xu
  • Women's Captain: Rosie Whitaker
  • Men's Captain: TBC
  • Novice Captain: Marko Tot
  • Social Secs: Derrick Chang, Shubhank Verma
  • Armourer: Shubhank Verma
  • Welfare Officer: Daniella Reyes

Contact Us 

  • Follow us: @qmblfencing on Instagram
  • Email us at: fencingqmbl@gmail.com
  • If you have any questions, drop us a message, and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to meeting you all at the freshers's fair! :)




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