Information for current NWFC Athletes
The Member Hub is where you can find information about our Pro Shop, useful Documents, Updates and Club News, and more.
NWFC Pro Shop
Equipment Lists | Team Warmups | Athlete & Fan Gear
Rather than ask that new fencers buy all their own equipment to start, we require our fencers to have specific pieces of equipment in order to graduate to certain class levels. As they improve they will slowly gather all that they need to be competition ready.
Get your own personalized NWFC Member Warmups here! Fill out a form and give it to the Front Desk to place an order. We’ll let you know once it’s ready!
*Warm-up uniforms (jackets & pants) must be worn on all podiums (local, regional, national).
Squad Locker is a service we use to offer Club Gear to anyone. Use the online store to buy hoodies, tee shirts, and more – all representing NWFC! When you purchase gear using Squad Locker, NWFC will receive a portion of the proceeds.
“How do I get my last name on the back of my jacket or lamé?”
All fencers are required to have their last name on their uniform, either on the back of the jacket/lamé or the rear thigh of the knickers, at all National and International Events.
We recommend all our athletes use Marx Enterprises to stencil their names on their uniforms. Owned by long-time fencer and NWFC Member Bob Marx himself, Marx Enterprises can be trusted.
Marx Enterprises is an independent business and is not employed or operated by the employees of NWFC.
NWFC Member Documents:
Donate to support our Financial Aid Program!
The Financial Aid program is made possible thanks to generous donations from our community members. NWFC is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization. With their help, fencing is becoming more accessible than ever before in the PNW.
NWFC awards grants and scholarships to approved athletes of all ages
The Northwest Fencing Center Financial Aid program is available to current fencers and potential athletes.
Financial aid cannot be applied to membership packages. You must complete the 4-week Intro Session before applying for Financial Aid.
When designing the program, we wanted to keep access, fairness, and confidentiality close in mind. Applying is easy, and information is not seen by staff or coaches.
Camps | Classes | Private Lessons
With the 2023 summer nationals coming to an end, we have many results and other accomplishments to celebrate. Our fencers earned medals, their NWFC patches, and one athlete even qualified for the world team!
Anika Kale started at NWFC at about eleven when her world was consumed by soccer, music, and robotics. A kid’s mention of fencing at a theater camp captured Anika’s imagination so completely, she could think of little else. One trial lesson later, she was hooked. Not only did she discover her sport but she found her other home, her other family, and her tribe.
Wendy Du has been fencing for four years and trains competitively in epee. She really enjoys the mental and physical aspects of the sport and it has really allowed her to grow as a person. She hopes to continue fencing lifelong and support younger generations in the fencing community. Wendy also enjoys volunteering activities and has co-founded her own non-profit organization, Beats of Bethany, to empower youth to serve the community through varying art forms.
After trying soccer and basketball, Michael Stavreff finally found the sport that he is passionate about. He has been training at NWFC since 6th grade and embraced and enjoyed every moment on the strip. Michael plans to continue practicing the sport during his college years, applying all the knowledge, discipline, hard work, and dedication he learned at NWFC.
NWFC wouldn’t be the club it is today without help from its volunteers. They help run tournaments and special events, supporting the club in many ways.
When you volunteer at NWFC you will learn more about fencing, meet other members of the community, and help develop the sport of fencing. We encourage all members of the NWFC community to volunteer, whether they are athletes, parents, or friends.
Our articles ‘For Parents’ cover topics like where to put your child’s patch, how our class graduation process works, and more.
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Keep reading to learn what made our top 10 reasons to visit Portland. Portland is a wonderful city, with all kinds of activities for people of all ages to enjoy! We encourage all our athletes that visit for camps or travel to our tournaments to explore the area while they are here. From outdoorsy options like the abundance of hiking trails to family-friendly nightlife and a plethora of craft beer, there is something in our city sure to catch anyone’s attention.
Squad Locker is a service NWFC uses to offer Club Gear to athletes, parents, and other fans. You can use the online store to purchase shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more – all representing NWFC!
For more information about life at Northwest Fencing Center check out our FAQ page. If you need further help, contact the Front Desk. Either call during open hours or email us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.