Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Originating as a way of settling disputes, fencing has its roots in ancient sword fighting.

There are three different types of weapons in fencing; the épée, a sword similar to the duels of the 19th century; the foil, a thin flexible blade; and the sabre, whose technique emphasises speed and feints. Each weapon has its own associated scoring zone on the opponents body and is played to a unique set of rules.

Many techniques of fencing are used for stunts and fight scenes in films, therefore fencing requires athletes to be quick and nimble. Fencing is often considered a "physical chess" with mental skills being as crucial as physical ones, with concentration and quick thinking especially important.

Everyone can take part in fencing, from young to old, and with wheelchair fencing allowing athletes with a disability to take part, it truly is a sport for all.

Did you know...?

James Davis, James Honeybone, Corinna Lawrence and Sophie Williams, who all represented Team GB at London 2012, have all experienced previous success in the Sainsbury's School Games.

Gabi Down, who was the inaugural Wheelchair Fencing UK School Games Champion in 2011, went on to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London aged 14.

Philip Marsh, the UK School Games Champion in 2010 Men's Epee went on to become Under 20 World Champion in 2011.

Meet the Mentor

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games fencing mentors will be at the event to answer questions and supply sporting advice. The 2015 fencing mentor is boxer Natasha Jonas.


There are four fencers allowed per event so each home country will select 24 fencers. These must be the same fencers for the individual and team events.

Selection for the first two places will be done from the U20 ranking list as of 1st April 2015 (providing these two fencers are in the top 75% of the list). Selection for the 3rd & 4th place will be made by selectors in each home country. Where fencers have not been selected for the first two places from the U20 ranking list by default, these two places will also be allocated by the selectors.

The selectors reserve the right to omit a fencer from selection if they deem that fencer's disciplinary record to be unsatisfactory.

There will be four competing teams that will represent England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Fencing Selection Policy 2015

For information regarding the selection policy for Fencing at the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games, please contact (British Fencing).

Fencing event schedule

To view or pint the Fencing event schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any sports related enquiries please contact at British Fencing.
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Fencing Timetable

Fencing Timetable

See the Fencing Schedule for the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games.
Fencing Results

Fencing Results

See the Fencing Results from the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
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