Sabre Summer Training Camp 2021

Monday 26th July - Saturday 31st August 2021

Sabre Summer Training Camp 2021: Monday 26th July – Saturday 31st August

Early Bird Discount!

Pay IN FULL by February 13th 2021 = £50 discount

Pay IN FULL By 31st March 31st = £25 discount

The Camp

The 2021 Truro Fencing Club Summer Sabre Training Camp will take place between Monday July 26th & Saturday August 31st. NB: This is a sabre only training camp.

All facilities for training are on-site at Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH. The camp caters for sabre fencing only and sessions are held in the Cornwall Fencing Centre & the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre – all located at the school.

The camp is suitable for all ages and abilities except for absolute beginners. Many international cadet and junior fencers join our camp, and the quality of fencing is consistently extremely high.

Lunch, water, sports drinks and energy snacks are all included in the cost of training. 

Fees & International Payment Info


  • TFC Member – Training (with lunch) £235
  • Non-Member – Training (with lunch) £285

Before completing the form below we recommend that all non-UK based fencers make payment by BACS transfer to our bank account:

Account Name: Truro Fencing Club
Account Number: 41728296
Sort Code: 40-44-34
IBAN: GB35HBUK40443441728296

Ensure you reference your bank transfer / BACS payment with SC21 and fencer’s surname

Enroll Online (Or By Email)

We encourage you to enrol online but you can always email Joanne


Bookings will be made on a first come first served basis.

Joanne Bennett
Cornwall Fencing Centre
Truro School
Trennick Lane

T: 07532 310382


At this stage it is unclear whether we will be able to offer on-site accommodation and dinner/breakfast, so we recommend for now that you check the many local options for Air B’n’B, holiday cottages, hotels and guest houses. Lunch will be included in the camp fee and provided onsite at the training camp.

The Coaches

The Truro Fencing Club Summer Camp will also expect to be bringing in our usual brilliant team of external coaches for sabre, to help prepare athletes for the forthcoming fencing season. The international coaches compliment our in-house Truro Fencing Club coaching team:

Jon Salfield – Course Manager

Jon is Head Coach at Truro Fencing Club and leads the club’s High Performance Programme. Jon has coached at numerous Senior World and European Championships, and the 2012 London Olympic Games, and has produced World Cup and World Championship finalists at Cadet and Junior Sabre. Jon is current GB National Sabre Coach.

Balazs Kurucz

Balazs is Lead Sabre Coach at Truro Fencing Club. Formerly sabre coach at Godollo Club in Hungary, (winners of the 2012 Hungarian Team Championships) and coach to Junior World Championship team gold medallists & many top fencers.

Nikolai Dinev

Nikolai is lead sabre coach at Truro Fencing Club. Nikolai was previously a coach at the Etropolski Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Bulgarian Assistant National Sabre Coach. His pupils in Bulgaria have won many medals on the European Youth International Circuit, and he has coached the Bulgarian national team at Junior and Senior World Cup level.

Steve Petrie

Steve is a certified strength and conditioning coach and works closely with the TFC High Performance programme. Steve sets and leads all the Strength and Conditioning training of the club’s elite fencers up to Olympic level.

General Checklist

In addition to your normal clothing, please bring:

  • Full Fencing Kit (mask, jacket, plastron, breeches, glove, socks, fencing shoes or trainers, working weapons, wires and lame)
  • Kit hire available – book ahead!
  • Outdoor running shoes
  • At least 2 towels
  • Lots of tee-shirts
  • Running shorts
  • Beach and swim-wear; Sun-cream
Resident’s Checklist
  • Toiletries (none provided on-site)
Included In Your Fee
  • At least 3 individual lessons with top -class coaches
  • Footwork training
  • Technical and tactical training
  • Sparring & Competitions
  • Fitness training, including CV, core, interval, flexibility, circuit training and other aspects of your fitness
  • Sessions with expert support staff in the fields of strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and other sports sciences
  • Extra evening fencing sessions at Truro Fencing Club
  • A TFC Summer Camp Tee Shirt & drinks bottle
  • Daily sports drinks, water, energy snacks and lunch