Veterans Summer Camp 2023


The Camp

The 2023 Truro Fencing Club Summer Sabre Training Camp will take place between MONDAY 31ST JULY – WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST 2023 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 abilities except for absolute beginners and will be a fun and challenging 3 days! Your training runs in conjunction with the main Sabre Summer Training Camp and lunch, water, sports drinks and energy snacks are all included in the cost of training.

To secure your 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: VSC23 +  fencers surname
IBAN: GB35HBUK40443441728296

Enroll Online

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

  • We may use this email to send occasional information to the fencer about other courses, training camps & competitions.
  • Please state any medical conditions or serious allergies of which we should be aware.
    I am in a fit condition to take part in rigorous physical exercise. I accept that Truro Fencing Club, and its coaches, volunteers and officers, cannot be held liable for any loss or injury to property or person arising during this Training Camp.
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Bookings will be made on a first come first served basis.

Joanne Bennett
Cornwall Fencing Centre
Truro School
Trennick Lane

T: 07532 310382

Fees & International Payment Info


  • TFC Member – Training (with lunch) £175
  • Non-Member – Training (with lunch) £245

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 above
Payment Reference: VSC23 +  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, emailing it to to secure your accommodation booking.

This year’s tariff for full-board is £65 pppn.

For any additional accommodation enquiries, please email with the email subject heading: VSC23 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.

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.

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.

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
Resident’s Checklist
  • Toiletries (none provided on-site)
Included In Your Fee
  • At least 1 individual lesson 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 checklist
  • full training schedule
  • additional activities
  • venue directions & campus map