St Mary's School, Hampstead

Dear Parent/Student,


Hello everyone! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves and the amazing sport of fencing to the St Mary’s School Hampstead community. GB World Class fencers Joe Donaghue will all be coaching this term. All coaches have extensive experiences and successful results in the exciting world of international fencing and look forward to continue inspiring a new generation of athletes! 


ABOUT THE CLUB: In our after school clubs, we introduce the students to the foundation, history, rules & techniques in fencing. They are engaged in a variety of game-based coordination drills as well as agility and strength exercises. We stress the importance of playing fair and exhibiting sportsmanlike behaviour. A child learns invaluable life skills while engaging in fencing as a sport! We use a progressive approach and even offer fencing grading exams based on the British Fencing Achievement Awards Scheme (Grades 1-6).



Increased Mental Agility, Strength & Endurance; Emphasizes agility and alertness; Increased Aerobic & Anaerobic Fitness; Increased Flexibility; Boost in Cardiovascular Health; Increased Coordination



Wednesdays KS1 (Y1 - Y2 - Y3)+Y4: 3.45pm - 4.45pm

Dates: Sept 14, 21, 28 | Oct 5, 12 | Nov 9, 16


We have a maximum intake of 16 fencers. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Your child's place will only be confirmed after we have received BOTH registration form and payment. See registration & payment details below. 


Provider: Diamond Blade Fencing Club 

Venue: Music Hall at St. Mary's School

Attire: Long sleeve shirts, sports leggings/trousers, trainers with socks; bring a full water bottle 

Wednesday Coach: Joe Donaghue

Head Coach/Owner: Gabriella Hopka-Varga




Mobile: 07596663302

Club Welfare Officer: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov

Mobile: 07584906651


Payment: PayPal or BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)

Cost: £180/Term

Account number: 31840620

Sort Code: 60-12-13

Reference: SMHS + Surname



Diamond Blade Fencing Club sessions are planned for a limited number of students. For this reason, we regret that fees are not refundable once a course has started and that no partial refund can be granted for classes not attended. Diamond Blade Fencing Club cannot accept any responsibility for unforeseen changes in students' circumstances that may prevent attendance. Please consider your personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolment as missed classes cannot be taken at another time.