Getting Started

The NSW Fencing Centre offers beginners programs for fencers of all ages!

We have a host of programs for those who are new to the sport and would like to get started fencing.

BEGINNERS sign up now

Athletes of all ages can try this exciting sport! Here we lay a solid foundation for each new fencer. Athletes are not only trained in the essential skills, but also are exposed to the fundamentals of tactics.

INTERMEDIATE  sign up now

Fencing classes for intermediate fencers. Having learnt the basics, athletes are encouraged to compete and train consistently. Promotes quick decision making, instinctive fencing, knowledge of priority and appropriate techniques.

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Days/times: Whenever you need – the NSW Fencing Centre is open 7days a week and will organize sessions around your schedule! Recreational fencing instruction, bouting, and techniques to get moving and enjoy the sport of fencing in a relaxed atmosphere!

 

Link to full description of all programs

 

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WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

The NSW Fencing Centre, clubs and fencing schools will generally be able to lend you basic equipment.

If you want to continue in the sport, pretty soon you’ll want your own gear. A fencing kit generally comprises a mask, jacket, plastron (protective vest), breeches, glove, long socks, sports shoes, weapons and bodywires.

 

AT WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILDREN START?

Generally from about 8 upwards. The youngest age groups for state competitions are Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11.

 

WHAT ABOUT ADULTS?

You can start fencing at any age. Many fencers take up fencing as adults and we have a vigorous group of veterans in their 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s.

 

Other local fencing clubs offer beginners’ classes – browse NSW fencing clubs to find one near you.

Some NSW schools offer fencing as a school sport. Here’s a list of some schools that offer fencing:

Barker College
Newington College
Patrician Brothers
Sydney Boys High School
Sydney Girls High School
Sydney Grammar
St Aloysius
St Andrews Cathedral School
Presbyterian Ladies College
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