ABOUT US

Blues began life about a decade ago in the historic Old Gym at Diocesan College in Cape Town. The name Blues comes from the colour awarded to exceptional athletes at renowned academic institutions. Since then Blues grown into one of the leading fencing clubs in Africa and the largest in the Western Cape.

Blues largely focuses on epee, which is the most popular weapon in South Africa and the one we are most competitive internationally. The club offers bouting, group training and individual lessons for people of all ages from absolute beginners to international medal winners.

The Blues salle (French for fencing hall) is also home to the UCT Fencing, South Africa’s leading university fencing club.
LOCATION & TIMES

Blues has its own dedicated fencing salle in the Cape Town City Bowl (151 Hatfield Street, Gardens), with four permanent fencing strips, state-of-the-art scoring systems, and a fully stocked armoury with clothing and equipment that beginners can borrow until they are ready to get their own kit.

The club’s junior groups train 3pm - 6pm on Monday, Wednesdays and 9am - 11am on Saturdays. The adult training sessions are 5pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday. The Epee High Performance squad have a closed session from 10.30am - 2.30pm on Saturdays.

There is also plenty of opportunities to schedule private one-on-one lessons outside the normal training times.
COACHES

Patrick Collings is the head coach of Blues and UCT Fencing, A British trained coach, Patrick is one of the new cadre of coaches lifting the standard of South African epee onto international podiums. Since the beginning of 2018, his students have won four international medals, 21 national medals and 28 provincial medals

Athi Vuntu is the assistant coach at Blues and the fencing coach at Bishops. Athi is a member fo the SA national squad having competed in Commonwealth and African championships. Alex Collings coaches the junior foilists at Blues and has competed in African, Commonwealth and world championships as well as the African Games, medalling in Commonwealth and African championships.
FEES
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP
For U18 fencers. Access to three group training / bouting sessions a week and one 15-20 minute individual lesson a week.
R650 per month

MEMBERSHIP
For adult fencers. Come bout Mondays to Thursdays. Members have access to club masks, jackets and epees (depending on availability).
R450 per month
MEMBERSHIP + LESSONS
Membership plus one 30 minute individual lesson a week. A comprehensive lesson plan is designed for each fencer, whether they are a beginner or member of the national team.
R950 per month
DROP-IN
Pay just for the bouting session that you attend. Bring your own personnel equipment and come bout with other fencers.
R120 per session
TRAINING TIMES
Juniors: 4pm - 6pm Monday + Wednesday & 9am - 11am Saturday
Seniors: 5pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday
High Performance: 11am - 3pm Saturday
FIND US AT
151 Hatfield Street
Gardens
Cape Town
Tel: 083 61 60 967
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