Dear visitor,

The ESTEC Fencing Club welcomes ESA staff, contractors, YGT’s, trainees and their family members.

Our professional fencing teachers train fencers of all levels, from beginners to competition fencers. The club welcomes both adults and children.

Interested? Drop by during our regular training sessions on Wednesday evening from 18.00-20:00 hrs in ESCAPE.

En garde!

José Pizarro, EFC Chairman

A word of welcome

Club news

The ESTEC Fencing Club

ESTEC Fencing Club

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The ESTEC Fencing Club (EFC) is the only fencing club in the European Space Agency located at ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The club is open to ESA staff members, contractors, trainees and their family. A limited number of fencers from outside ESA can also join the club.

Our mission is to focus on the joy of fencing for both beginners and experienced fencers. The emphasis is mainly on recreational fencing.

Post 13-10-21: The Committee has planned a “Reunion Dinner” on Saturday 20 Nov 2021 starting at 16:45 hrs in restaurant La Cubanita in Noordwijk. This to meet old and new members in person as a way of maintaining the personal ties that characterise the atmosphere of our fencing club.

Post 14-09-21: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions our club has had to reschedule the annual EFC Invitation Tournament to Sat 26 Nov 2022.

Post 30-05-21: The club will resume training at the gym of the Leo Kanner School in Oegstgeest on Wednesday 2 June at 18:00 hrs. Training will be subject to some restrictions which will be explained by the trainers.
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Post 03-03-20: Since ESA has taken strict precautions surrounding the COVID-19 virus, all non-essential trafic to ESTEC is barred. There will be NO fencing on Wednesdays until further notice. EFC will notify members as soon as the situation changes.

Post 22-02-20: The EFC Invitation Tournament 2020 is now tentatively booked for Saturday 28 November. We are awaiting formal confirmation from the KNAS.

Post 21-02-20: On Wednesday 1 April fencing training will only be possible until 19:10 hrs. From 19:30 hrs there will be a football tournament.

rs. Click here for more info. The 3 week BEGINNERS COURSE will be on Wed 16, 23 and 30 Oct from 19:00-20:00 hrs. Click here for more info.

Post 6-9-19: We are planning a new FREE DEMO and a 3 week BEGINNERS COURSE for October given the many new staff and contractors that joined ESTEC after the summer. The dates will be announced shortly.

Post 2-9-19: The second half of the fencing season starts on Wednesday 4 September with our regular training session at 18:00 hrs.

Post 3-6-19: The annual EFC Summer BBQ in Scheveningen was a great success. With fantastic beach weather and 30+ members and family it was the perfect social event to end before the summer break.

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