Fencing has been a part of the SSS sports programme since its formation in 2005.
Currently, ten universities are represented in the SSS Fencing programme with 431 students participating in the sport every week.
SSS Fencing organises the SSS Beginners competition for fencers with less than two years’ experience each February, the SSS Individuals competition for fencers of any level of experience each March and the SSS Shield Team Cup Competition.
SSS Fencing also manages the Scottish 1A BUCS Conference for both men and women which takes place over two weekends in the Autumn term. These events provide opportunities to compete in foil, epee and sabre disciplines.
Scottish Fencing is the national governing body which oversees fencing in Scotland and fencers are required to have Scottish Fencing membership in order to compete at SSS Fencing events.
Sport Chair: Matt Osprey Pocock
Governing Body: Scottish Fencing
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Meet your Sports Chair
Matt Osprey Pocock
Matt Osprey Pocock has been the SSS Fencing Chair since 2020 and oversees the organisation and development of SSS fencing events.
Matt started fencing at the University of Stirling in 2008 and has been involved in student fencing ever since. First as Stirling’s club captain and secretary before going on to work as a coach, referee, researcher, competition organiser and youth co-ordinator for Scottish Fencing.
He has worked on several fencing development projects in the UK, France, Austria and Liechtenstein. Matt also established and led the organisation of Scotland’s largest fencing event, Stirling Sword, for 9 years.
Scottish Governing Body of Sport