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.

En garde!

José Pizarro, Chairman EFC


16 January There will be a FREE DEMO on Wed 6 Feb 19:00 hrs. The BEGINNERS COURSE is on Wed 13-20-27 Feb, 19:00 hrs (25 euro for 3 lessons).  Click here to register..

15 January The EFC will have a promotion table at the Winter Garden with info about the FREE DEMO and BEGINNERS COURSE on Thursday 31 January, 12:00-14:00 hrs. Stop by and say hello!

26 November The annual EFC Invitation held on Saturday 24 November was a great success again. Click here for all the results.

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-Grill “all you can eat” concept. Click here for their website.

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.

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, 11:30-14:00. Stop by to meet us and get more info.

2 April  Due to maintanance work in the main hall


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