Welcome to the ESTEC Fencing Club (EFC) of the European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Our club is for ESA staff, contractors and family. A small number of fencers outside ESA can join with special membership status.
Our mission is to bring the joy of fencing to all levels of fencers, from beginners to competition fencers. The club welcomes adults and children. The emphasis is on recreational fencing. Fencing is about fitness and fun.
Interested? Join one of our Free Demo’s or Beginners Courses. Or just walk in during our regular Wednesday training session at 18.00 hrs in ESCAPE.
José Pizarro, Chairman EFC
21 October The annual EFC Invitation Tournament 2018 will be held on Saturday 24 November. Every year around 90 fencers take part in the event. Last year we even had fencers from abroad. EFC members are encouraged to enter the competition or to come and watch competitive fencing on three weapons in action.
18 October The annual EFC Christmas Dinner 2018 will be held on Friday 14 December. This year we will visit “Yuniku” in Leiden which is a Sushi-
3 September The new FREE DEMO is on Wed 19 Sep 19:00 hrs. The BEGINNERS COURSE starts on Wed 26 Sep, 19:00 hrs. Second and third BC are on 10 Oct and 17 Oct 19:00 hrs (25 euro). Click here to register..
3 March The annual EFC Summer Beach BBQ date has been set on Fri 16 June 2017, 18:00 hrs at Surf & Beach, Katwijk aan Zee. Please make a note in your dairy.
28 February Estec Fencing Club will be present during the Sports Club promotion at the Winter Garden from 8-
12 December After our club championships during the last training of 2016, our trainer Rudolph made a brief summary of the events. Click here for a pdf report.
28 November The ESTEC Invitation Tournament 2016 was a great succss again with 95 fencenrs competing supported by over 100 family and friends. We could even welcome participants from Germany and Ukraine. Click here to go to the page with all the results..
20 September On Tue 27 September the fencing club will have a promotion at the Winter Garden from 11:30 -
21 June The summer break for fencing this year is as follows: last training session will be on Wed 24 June and the first training after the summer will be on Wed 9 September 18:00.
21 June The annual EFC Beach BBQ will be held on Friday 26 June, 18:00 hrs in “Surf & Beach”, Katwijk aan Zee. If you have registered, you’ll get route info shortly.
4 April A Free Demo (45 minutes) will be held on Wed 6 May at 18:00 hrs in the main hall. The Beginners Course will be held on Wed 13 May, 20 May and 27 May. Click here to register.
3 April EFC will promote the Free Demo and Beginners Course at the Winter Garden on Mon 20 April, 11:30-
2 April Due to maintanance work in the main hall