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

2017 U13 YOUTH FENCING COMPETITION #4
2017 JUBILEE
CUP - OPEN FOIL COMPETITION
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017

It's Club competition day at the Swords Club this coming Sunday, 10 September -- young ones in the morning and young-at-heart in the afternoon!

13-and-BELOW
Time: Check-in starts at 8:30am; bouts start at 9:00am

Jubilee Cup Open Foil
Time: Check-in starts at 12:00nn; bouts start at 12:30pm

Second-hand Equipment Pool Sale
Sale of the Club second-hand equipment pool will be available on the day.
If you have pre-loved equipment that you are looking at selling or donating to the Club, please bring them on the day as well.

Volunteer Referees
Everyone confident enough to referee is invited either in the morning (to referee the kids) or in the afternoon (or both). Your help and presence will be appreciated.

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CLUB CLOSED ON
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Due to a year 12 function being held by the school in the gym on Thursday night 21 September 2017 , the club will be closed.

2017 MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE

Swords Club 2017 Membership fees are now due.

The Club is able to operate and provide the venue for its members to enjoy the sport through the funds received through membership fees.

If you haven't paid your 2017 Membership then download the club membership form, which includes details on how to pay. Go to the Club Information page (click here).

LATEST SWORDS CLUB NEWSLETTERS

It's been a busy year.
We've finally been able to release our newsletters for 2016.

Swords Club Newsletter #26

Swords Club Newsletter #25

Swords Club Newsletter #24 [pending] is still being finalised. Will be published soon.

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NEXT ADULT BEGINNER CLASS

The next adult beginners class will start on Tuesday TBA 2017 at 6.30pm.

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 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Cost: Ten lessons cost $190 - includes hire of equipment & GST

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CLUB EVENTS CALENDAR (NEW)

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)

NSWFA AND AUSTRALIAN FENCING CALENDARS / ENTRY / REGISTRATION / RESULTS

Go to the Events Calendar for links to the NSWFA and Australian Fencing Calendars, Entry and Registration, and Competition Results.

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