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What is Wheelchair Fencing?

Wheelchair fencing is Fencing for the physically disabled.

Men and women with amputations, spinal-cord injuries and cerebral palsy are eligible to compete in foil epee (men and women) and saber (men) events. Unlike able-bodied fencing, wheelchair fencing is static: the fencers are clamped to the piste using a metal frame. Beyond this, the sport is largely similar to its able-bodied counterpart.

There are three classes:

  • Class A incorporates those athletes with good balance and recovery and full trunk movement;
  • Class B those with poor balance and recovery but full use of one or both upper limbs;
  • Class C athletes with severe physical impairment in all four limbs.


Wheelchair fencing has been described as physical chess and is healthy both in a physical and mental sense.


The British Disabled Fencing Association can provide equipment for beginners and once you have been bitten by the fencing bug you will no doubt wish to buy your own.


  • Wheelchair Fencing first started in Stoke Mandeville Hospital


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Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.


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  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Harborough District Council
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  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    East Midlands Platform
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