The Village Prep School, Belsize Park

Monday After-School Fencing Club
AUTUMN TERM - Starts 13th September 2021


Hello everyone and hope everyone is well and in good health!


It is our pleasure to be able to continue offering the amazing sport of fencing once again to The Village Prep School community. 2-Time British Champion Jonathan "JJ" Webb will be coaching again this term. JJ enjoyed teaching the girls in the Autumn and will be presenting them with bigger challenges in the new year.


Summer term 2021 fencing goals include making sure the girls will receive appropriate training so that they are progressively working towards their appropriate grade levels in foil fencing. 



Lower I & Upper I -- 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Sept 13, 20, 27

Oct 5, 12, 19

Nov 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec 6, 13



Transition & Upwards -- 4:00pm to 4:45pm
School bubbles will be respected:  Years 3-4 will stay in one bubble & 

Years 5-6 will be in one bubble

Sept 13, 20, 27

Oct 5, 12, 19

Nov 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec 6, 13



Provider: Diamond Blade Fencing Club

Venue: Bigsby Hall

Attire: Long sleeve shirts, sports leggings/trousers, trainers with socks;

bring a full water bottle 

Please bring: Face mask and hand sanitiser

Attending Coach: Jonathan Webb

Head Coach/Director: Gabriella Hopka-Varga  |  +44 7596 663302

Club Welfare Officer: Sheryl Chiu-Sosnov +44 7584906651


Mobile: 07596663302

Payment: BACS (Direct Bank Transfer)

Cost: £180/term

Account Name: Diamond Blade Ltd.

Sort Code: 60-12-13

Account Number: 31840620

Reference:  V1 + Surname or V2 + Surname



  • Masks are not required at school clubs but if a student wishes to wear one, she is welcome to. Our coach will be required to wear a face mask and/or a visor. 

  • If you would like to purchase a set of your own equipment, you may purchase a mask, foil and vest from the Leon Paul Shop in Hendon. Click on the items to go to the links.

  • We do not allow sharing of equipment within sessions. Each student will keep their equipment to themselves for the entire session and this set will not be shared with anyone else. 

  • Strict hygiene practices will be implemented as per attached participant protocol and good habits guide. 


Covid-19 Officer: Sheryl Chiu-Sosonov |   | +447584906651

Governing Body: British Fencing Association 

Good Habits Guide

Participant Protocols
* School Club Risk Assessment available upon request.



Our sessions are pre-booked and pre-planned in advance so as to keep our location secure and maintain a healthy coach:student ratio. For this reason, we regret that fees are non-refundable once a course has started and that no partial refunds or credits 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. 


  1. CANCELLATION: For cancellation of a booking, DIAMOND BLADE LIMITED will require 48 hours’ notice prior to the activity start date.

  2. NO REFUND POLICY: As DIAMOND BLADE LIMITED operates a no refund policy, customers who cancel their booking before the 48 hours’ notice period will receive a full credit note which will be placed onto their DIAMOND BLADE LIMITED account and will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

  3. ILLNESS and/or INJURY: If a child is tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has been tested positive for Covid-19 and needs to self-isolate and therefore unable to attend the session/s, and/or is physically injured and unable to attend the camp, DIAMOND BLADE LIMITED will issue an appropriate credit note which will be placed onto their DIAMOND BLADE LIMITED account and will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue.


Coach JJ Webb represents Team GB at international competitions

"I believe that we

achieve things when we are ready to grab them."