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Email: TSFC@gmx.com
Jack Hughes 07938 676314.
Jason Ball 07719 225965.
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Wednesday evenings:
Ages 11-16.

Halberton Village Hall
18 High St, Halberton, EX16 7AF.

Saturday mornings:
All ages.
Tiverton Pannier Market,
Tiverton, EX16 6NH.

About the club

We take pride in running a club with a friendly atmosphere. You can fence for fun, to learn the fascinating art of swordplay, or choose to train for tournaments. Members of Tiverton Swords have collected various county and regional tournament medals, and some have been invited onto Devon's county team for the massive Excalibur inter-county tournament.

Excalibur teams
Above: Tiverton fencers have often been selected for Devon's Excalibur teams.

The club was established by Ben Hodgson in 2008. Tiverton Swords Fencing Club is affiliated to British Fencing, and although we are a small community club, we have strong links with the BF South West region and the Devon County Fencing Union. Like most clubs, we rely on volunteer power! We truly appreciate all the kind support from the local community, such as the Viscount Amory Charitable Trust, private donors, companies such as Roundcube Sports, Timpsons and fellow clubs such as Wellington Swords and Barnstaple Fencing Club.


Ralph Mills and Jason Ball coach all 3 weapons - Épée, Foil and Sabre. Members get individual lessons for free. Private lessons available for non-members. Ralph Mills runs the Barnstaple Fencing Club and has a long experience of fencing that began with school fencing classes and county competitions. Jason Ball has previously coached and fenced for the University of Kent at Canterbury.

The Management Committee

  • Chairperson: Jason Ball.
  • Head Coach: Ralph Mills.
  • Treasurer: Andrew Cullerne.
  • Secretary: Jack Hughes. 
  • Armourer: Alexander Scott. 
  • Welfare Officer: SW Welfare Officer.
  • Under-15s representative (parent): Bryan Hughes.

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