About the Club

The Highgate Fencing Club is a foil fencing club based in North London (Brookfield School (lower gym hall), Croftdown Road entrance, London NW5 1HB). It is affiliated to British Fencing, club membership number 104416, and runs an early Monday evening fencing session for juniors and a Monday evening session for adult fencers. Charles Henderson, the club secretary, is the club’s welfare officer and can be reached at [email protected] or on 07709 465772.

  • Junior fencing for children from age 12+ caters for all abilities. Sessions include both group lessons and one to one lessons from the coaches, together with organised fencing bouts between children. All the fencing equipment they need is supplied, although children would need to wear a Tee shirt, tracksuit and trainers.

  • Adult (from age 15+) fencing sessions are for beginners/novices, intermediates and advanced foil fencers. Please contact us for a trial session where we will be delighted to introduce you to the club.

  • The Highgate Fencing Club is situated in Brookfield School (lower gym hall), Croftdown Road entrance, London NW5 1HB. The entrance is at the top of Croftdown Road, just around the corner from the Highgate Library on Chester Road. Do not use the school’s main entrance. Please use the buzzer/entry phone next to the Croftdown Road entrance. If no one appears to be there to let you in, please call Tony Coton on his mobile. By train: The nearest London Underground stations are Tufnell Park and Kentish Town, (Northern Line). The nearest train station is Gospel Oak (Silverlink). By bus: There is a bus stop outside of the school for busses 214, C2 and C11.

  • The Club runs courses on Mondays in term time throughout the year for both juniors and adults of all standards. For full details and dates of the next course for both juniors and adults please COURSE DATES & PRICES above or call Tony Coton on: 0208 640 4702 or on his mobile: 0793 05754 81.

New Autumn Term 12 week course starts Monday 9th September 2024

Our Coaches

The Highgate Fencing Club is proud to have a coaching staff that have both coached and competed at the highest level.

  • Tony Coton

  • Chris Coton

  • Tony Coton has coached professionally for over 30 years at all levels (junior, beginner, intermediate & advanced) with all three weapons (foil, epee & sabre). Tony coaches at many other clubs including Salle Coton and Streatham Fencing Club. Tony also teaches fencing at many local schools including Putney High School in Wandsworth and Ursuline School in Wimbledon.

    Chris Coton is assistant coach to Tony, accompanying him to all the schools and fencing clubs where his father currently teaches. He has already competed both at national and international A-grade level and brings a youthful and energetic enthusiasm to his lessons. Chris has recently achieved the Instructors Level 1 ,2 and Level 3 Qualifications from British Academy of Fencing.

Contact Us

For any information on The Highgate Fencing Club please contact us: By Phone: Contact Tony Coton on 020 8640 4702 By Mobile: Contact Tony Coton on 07930 57 54 81 By Email: Contact Charles Henderson at [email protected]