St Columba's Church of Scotland

London, SW1X 0BD

Pont Street


WAC Arts, Belsize Park, The Old Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QP


Hampstead - West Hampstead

St Mary's Church, Priory Hall

London, NW6 4SN

134A Abbey Road

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The Village Prep School, Belsize Park

Dear Parent/Student,


Hello everyone! It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves and the amazing sport of fencing to The Village Prep School community. 2-time European Champion Gabriella Hopka-Vargawill be coaching this term. At Diamond Blade Fencing Club, all our 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. Our students are engaged in a wide variety of game-based coordination drills as well as agility and strength exercises. We stress the importance of playing fair and exhibiting sportsmanlike behaviour. Our students learn 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; Emphasis on agility and alertness; Increased Aerobic & Anaerobic Fitness; Increased Flexibility; Boost in Cardiovascular Health; Increased Coordination



Mondays Lower I & Upper I – 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Jan: 13, 20 27;  Feb: 3, 10;  Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23)

Mondays Transition & Upwards – 4:40 - 5:30pm (Jan: 13, 20 27; Feb: 3, 10; Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23)

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: Sports Hall

Attire: Trainers + the students can remain in their school uniform; bring a full water bottle 


Session Coach: Gabriella Hopka-Varga

Head Coach/Owner: Gabriella Hopka-Varga




Mobile: 07596663302

Club Welfare Officer: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov

Mobile: 07584906651


Payment: PayPal or BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)

Cost: £144/Spring 2020 Term

Account number: 31840620

Sort Code: 60-12-13

Reference: The Village School + Surname


Any cancellations made by the participant up to and including 7 days before the starting date will incur a 100% charge (February 10, 2020)
Cancellations made by the participant up to and including 14 days before the starting date will incur a 50% charge (February 3, 2020).

Cancellations made by the participant 14 days or more before the booking will not incur a charge. This is so we are able to offer the place to someone else if your child is unable to attend.  When payment has been made at the start of the term/workshop/camp we are not able to refund, transfer or offer credit due to a participant being unable to participate in our activities due to any variety of circumstances that are outside of our control.