The Swords Club

Welcome

Welcome to The Swords Club!

The club was formed in 1913, and is the oldest continually operating fencing club in Australia.  It operates from the gymnasium at North Sydney Girls High School in Crows Nest.

The club's membership has included many State and Australian champions, and has been the centre for State and National training squads, competitions and camps.

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Under Head Coach Vivienne Tucker, who is supported by five other qualified coaches, we welcome fencers of all abilities from beginners to advanced.  The Club offers beginners classes for all ages, individual coaching in foil and epee, as well as social fencing.

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Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further information on our club or details of lessons and classes.  We look forward to welcoming you to The Swords Club.

 

 

CLUB NEWS

3 July 2016 : NO FOOTWORK CLASS ON THURSDAY 7 JULY 2016

Due to the U15/U17 Australian Fencing National Championships being held this week, Frank's Thursday Footwork Class is cancelled for this week.

24 June 2016 : 2016 PRE U15/U17 NATIONALS PROGRAM

A. Electric Fencing
Fencers are to have bouts with other fencers to gain as much experience in competitive fencing.
Dates: Every Thursday from 6.00pm onwards

B. Frank's Drills Class
Dates: Thursday nights, from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Cost: $10 per person

C. Weekend Camp
Will include fitness excercises, footwork drills, fencing drills, structured and supervised bouting, and a mini-competition. The plan is to cater to intermediate fencers (i.e. those who have competition experience) and especially those who ant to raise their level of competitiveness.

Sunday 3 July 2016
9:.00am arrival for 9:30am start; finish 5:00pm (snacks and lunch to be provided)

Monday 4 July 2016
1:30pm arrival for 2:00pm start; finish 5:00pm (afternoon tea to be provided)

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6 April 2016 : 2016 MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE

Swords Club 2016 Membership fees are now due.

To download the club membership form, which includes details on how to pay, go to the Club Information page (click here).

 

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NEXT ADULT BEGINNER CLASS

The next adult beginners class will start on Tuesday end of August 2016 at 6.00pm. Date to be determined.

Contact the club at TheSwordsClub@gmail.com or via the Feedback and Enquires form on the "Contact Us" page to enquire about booking a place in the class.

When: Tuesdays 6pm to 6.45pm
Cost: Ten lessons cost $190 - includes hire of equipment & GST

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CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR (NEW)

Will include fitness excercises, footwork drills, fencing drills, structured and supervised bouting, and a mini-competition. The plan is to cater to intermediate fencers (i.e. those who have competition experience) and especially those who ant to raise their level of competitiveness.

Sunday 3 July 2016
9:.00am arrival for 9:30am start; finish 5:00pm (snacks and lunch to be provided)

Monday 4 July 2016
1:30pm arrival for 2:00pm start; finish 5:00pm (afternoon tea to be provided)

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Junior fencers are encouraged to come and fence at 6.00pm before Frank's Footwork Class.

This is a 1 hour training session including a warm up, footwork and structured bouting for fencers who are looking for a challenge and to improve their fencing skills.

This session is run by Frank Bartolillo (Olympian and 9 times Australian Foil Champion)

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