Fencing Activity Waiver and Release

A fencing activity is an activity including, but not limited to, training, warm-ups, exercising, bouts, competitions, courses, lessons or any other activity organised by Kingston Fencing Club. This waiver and release is presented to any person wishing to participate in a fencing activity. Payment or subscription for any such activity to Kingston Fencing Club constitutes acceptance of the waiver and release below.


Representations: I wish to voluntarily participate in the Kingston Fencing Club Activity. I represent that I am in good health and in proper physical condition to safely engage in the Activity. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Activity. In the Activity of injury or illness during my participation in the Activity, I authorise Kingston Fencing Club and the Activity Organizers to administer and/or secure medical treatment on my behalf, and I agree to accept responsibility for the full expense of such medical care along with other related expenses such as ambulance transportation.

Assumption of Risk: I understand and acknowledge there will be known and unknown risks, dangers, and hazards, which may be encountered in the above mentioned Activity and that accidents and injuries commonly happen, often without fault on the part of the participants or the Activity Organizers. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1) minor injuries such as loss of personal property, scratches, bruises, and sprains 2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, concussions and traffic accidents to 3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. By electing to voluntarily participate in the Activity, I understand that I am accepting the risk of accidents and injuries that might arise out of my participation. I understand that these risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, or the acts, inaction or negligence of the Released Parties defined below, and I voluntarily assume any and all risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity.

Insurance Coverage: I understand that Kingston Fencing Club does not undertake to provide health, accident, disability, hospitalization, personal property, or other insurance to participants in the Activity. I affirm that I have appropriate medical insurance in the Activity medical attention is needed for me by reason of my participation in the Activity.

Waiver of Liability: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activity, I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless Kingston Fencing Club (including but not limited to the Activity Organizers, its coaches, instructors nor members) from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions and causes of action, present or future, on account of injuries to my person or property caused in whole or in part by the active or passive negligence of the Released Parties, arising out of or in connection with my participation. I intend for this release and indemnity agreement to protect the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions and causes of action, present or future, of my executors, personal representatives, heirs and assigns, or any other person or entity, on account of injuries to my person or property, including injuries resulting in my death. I also recognize and agree that the Released Parties assume no responsibility for any liability, damage, or injury that I might sustain due to the intentional or negligent acts or omissions of any other person participating in the Activity.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless: In further consideration of my being permitted to participate in the Activity, I, for myself and for my executors, personal representatives, heirs and assigns, hereby assume full responsibility for the risks, foreseen or unforeseen, of property damage, injuries, or death to myself or to others arising out of my participation. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions and causes of action, present or future, including but not limited to costs of medical treatment and reasonable attorneys’ fees, that may accrue to any person or entity as a result of any property damage, injuries, or death, caused by me or arising out of my participation in the Activity.

Severability: I expressly agree that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the United Kingdom and that if any of its provisions are held to be invalid, the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to bring legal action or assert a claim against Kingston Fencing Club. I acknowledge that by accepting these terms, I am accepting the agreement freely and voluntarily and affecting a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Membership and Insurance: Temporary membership of Kingston Fencing Club will be conferred on those enrolled on any course organised by Kingston Fencing Club. To guarantee that the participant is insured for the course, the participant should sign up for the British Fencing Association (BFA) Introduction Insurance membership. The insurance is free and valid for 90 days. https://www.britishfencing.com/become-a-member/.

Acceptance: Payment of fees or subscriptions to Kingston Fencing Club shall constitute an acceptance of this waiver and release and also of all articles of its Constitution, a copy of which is obtainable from the Secretary.