Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2023

Sabre Summer Training Camp 2023:
Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2023

The Camp

The 2023 Truro Fencing Club Summer Sabre Training Camp will take place between Monday 31st July & Saturday 5th August. 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.

To secure your fencer’s place please complete the online enrolment form below and process the camp fee using the bank details and payment reference below.

Sort code: 40-44-34
Account: 41728296
Camp fee: as above
Payment Reference: SC23 +  fencers surname
IBAN: GB35HBUK40443441728296

Enroll Online

Please email with any questions, queries or concerns you may have


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

Cornwall Fencing Centre
Truro School
Trennick Lane

T: 07532 310382

Fees & International Payment Info


All pricing includes training with lunch.

  • TFC Guest Fencer – £345
  • TFC Member – £295
  • TFC HP Member – £195

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

Sort code: 40-44-34
Account: 41728296
Course fee: as below
Payment Reference: SC23 +  fencers surname
IBAN: GB35HBUK40443441728296

Cancelation Policy

If Truro Fencing Club cancels the camp for any reason:

  • 100% refund

If the fencer withdraws from the camp:

  • From February 1st to May 31st 2023 – 100% refund
  • From June 1st to June 30th 2023 – 50% refund
  • From July 1st 2023 onwards – no refund

Full board is available for this years’ Truro Fencing Club Summer Camp.

Fencers are urged to act swiftly, completing this form, and emailing it to to secure your accommodation booking.

This year’s tariff for full-board is £65 pppn +VAT. NB: This amount is payable to Truro School directly.

For any additional accommodation enquiries, please email with the email subject heading: SC23 Accommodation.

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:

Balazs Kurucz

Balazs is Head 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.

Jon Salfield

Jon is Consultant Coach at Truro Fencing Club and set up 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 the current GB National Sabre Coach.

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 2 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
Next Steps

Full details will follow closer to the date of the camp, including:

  • safe practices in place
  • fencers check list
  • full training schedule
  • additional activities
  • venue directions & campus map