New members are very welcome at any time of the year. Simply come along on the best training night for you and give us a try – first night is on us.
Please make yourself known to one of the coaches when you arrive.
Guests to the club are welcome.  The guest fee is £10 per session, payable at sign-in. 

Once you have decided you want to join:

  1. Pick up an info pack at the club or download the documents needed below.
  2. Read our Membership Letter
  3. Join British Fencing if you aren’t a member already to ensure you have the appropriate insurance cover and note your membership number.
  4. Complete the Membership Form and return to or to the volunteer on duty at club sign-in
  5. Complete the Standing Order Form and give to your bank to set up or set up standing order via online banking.  Please ensure you do one or the other!
  6. Once your membership and payment is all set up you will receive a welcome pack which includes an electronic copy of our members handbook and your membership number.

Membership Fees

Associate (non-fencing, voting rights) £2 per month

Juniors (under 18)/Concession £30 per month

Seniors (over 18) £40 per month

Family 1 (1 adult & 1 Junior)  £60 per month

Family 2 (2 children)   £50 per month

Family 3 (any 3 family members) £70 per month

Membership benefits include:

  • access to 4 training sessions per week
  • 15 minute club lessons
  • access to additional individual lessons
  • free access to club development classes
  • access to complementary workshops e.g. sports psychology, nutrition etc
  • use of fencing equipment and protective clothing
  • free additional resources for S&C training, competition planning and performance reviews
  • free access to Edinburgh Fencing Club training on Tuesday evening (reciprocal offer)

All members of Salle Holyrood must also have British Fencing Membership to give appropriate insurance cover. 

Adult Beginners

If you haven’t fenced before, why not check out our training page to see when our Adult Beginners classes run.  These sessions are free for members or £10 per session for non-members.

Junior Beginners

For younger fencers, we run a structured beginners/improvers technical session twice a week which is free for Salle Holyrood Members to take part in.  Non-members are welcome to attend for £10 per session. Check our training page for current days/times.

Under 8?

If you are under 8  and haven’t fenced before, we would recommend looking at Fencing Fun classes to give you the best grounding in the skills of the sport.  Fencing Fun use plastic fencing equipment which requires less protective clothing and is lighter, making it much quicker to learn with.