Students should wear blue tracksuit bottoms, daps or plimsolls if they don't have fencing shoes, and white t.shirt. Recommended kit for those purchasing is as follows

  • Masks ~ Allstar Universal. For those wishing to coloured masks are permitted. Also available from Allstar or PBT.
  • Weapon ~ Leon Paul. For those U.13 a size 3 blade and for those 14yrs and older a size 5 blade. As well as size also specify Pistol grip electric foil when you contact the armourer. The above 2 items are recommended as all fencers should have their own weapons if competing or seriously interested. Masks are a good purchase as head size doesn't alter.
  • Whites ~ Jacket and Breeches: the basic and the Balaton range are excellent value from PBT suppliers as well as the Phoenix range from Leon Paul.
  • Shoes ~ PBT Silverstar fencing shoes or Hi-Tech basic squash shoes are excellent value. The Kempa attack or the Adidas fencing shoes are available from most of the fencing brands, and an excellent alternative is the Yonek Aerus badminton shoe. Please never come to fence in muddy or astro trainers!
  • Electric Jacket ~ the lame recommended is the basic model from PBT, white or silver only please. Leon Paul are also excellent.
  • Socks ~ Long white socks can be purchased from all suppliers
  • Glove ~ fencing glove can be any colour. PBT, Allstar & LeonPaul have a range of gloves. A glove is also quite a personal addition and is relatively inexpensive.

In all cases speak to coach before buying kit.

Our recommended supplier is Leon Paul who make the best.

Kit is supplied by the club but anyone serious should buy their own, as it is cleaner, and weapons and masks and gloves are highly personal items. If students breaks foil then the custom is to replace at their cost. Taking care of kit is very important. Whites should be laundered on a cold wash, and always hung to dry, never dry in the machine. The fibres have a technical specification so please do not dry in sunlight.

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