The Swords Club
CLUB INFORMATION

The Swords Club offers both group and individual lessons.

Also on this page are the club's history, Membership details and a list of members in our Committee.

CLUB HISTORY

The Swords Club began in 1913 and is the oldest fencing club in Australia.

Over the years the club's membership has included many State and Australian Champions together with fencers who have represented their country at World Championships.

The Club has been the centre for State and National Training Squads, Competitions and camps.

OUR COACHES

coach - Vivienne Vivienne Tucker - Head Coach - RETIRED FROM ACTIVE COACHING 2014

Vivienne has been coaching full-time since 1977 and is an ACC Level 2 Coach specialising in Foil. Vivienne retired from active coaching in 2014 but continues as the club's Head Coach providing mentoring and training for the club's other coaches.

She has produced numerous State and Australian Champions and International Representatives. Her students have won:

Australian Championships:

U20 Mens and Womens Foil
U20 Mens and Womens Epee
U20 Mens Sabre
U17 Mens and Womens Foil
U17 Mens and Womens Epee
U15 Boys and Girls Foil
Australian Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Individual Champions & Teams

State Championships:

Open A-Grade Mens and Womens Foil
B-Grade Mens and Womens Foil
U20 Mens and Womens Foil
U20 Womens Epee
U17 Mens and Womens Foil
U17 Womens Epee
U15 Boys and Girls Foil
U13 Boys and Girls Foil
State Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Individual Champions & Teams

International:

U20 New Zealand Womens Foil
U17 New Zealand Womens Foil
U17 New Zealand Womens Epee
U15 New Zealand Womens Foil
Numerous representatives at World Championships, World Cup Tournaments and Oceania Zone Championships

coach_MArk Marsi Mark Marsi

Mark has a Bachelor of Physical Education - Fencing Coach and is an ACC Level 3 Coach specialising in Foil.
He is at the club on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Previously coached fencing in England, UK.

Professional athlete MTK Club, Budapest ( Jan 1992 – Nov 2000)
Member of the Hungarian Olympic Team in fencing (1996, 2000)
Finalist - Sydney 2000 Olympics - Men's Foil Individual event
7th - Sydney 2000 Olympics - Men's Epee Team event
5th - Atlanta 1996 Olympics - Men's Foil team
Silver Medalist - European Championships - Men's Foil (1992 and 2003)
Bronze Medalist - European Championships - Men's Foil (1998)
3 times Hungarian Champion in Individual Men's Foil (2003, 2004, 2005)
7 times Hungarian Champion in Men's Foil Team events (1999-2005)
3rd - Junior World Championships - Individual Men's Foil (1989)
5th - Junior World Championships - Individual Men's Foil (1990)
Junior European Champion in Individual Men's Foil (1992)

coach - Fiona Fiona Budniak

Fiona is an ACC Level 1 Coach and teaches Foil.
She is at the club on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Fiona currently competes at a State and National Level in both Open and Veterans.

 

 

 

 

coach - Jackie Jackie Budniak

Jackie is an ACC Level 1 Coach and teaches Foil.
She is at the club on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Jackie currently competes at a State and National Level and was a member of the Australian Fencing Team (AFT) - Women's Foil 2013 and 2014.

 

 

 

coach - Jackie Callum Ferrall

Coaches Tuesday and Saturday.
He runs the children's classes on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

 

 

 

 

Other Supporting and Junior Coaches

In addition to the coaches above, the club is also supported by other coaches and junior coaches.

The other coaches coaches currently providing lessons at the club are:

  • Frank Bartollilo
  • Alwyn Wardle
  • Jeff Gray

Our junior coaches provide lessons to beginner and intermediate students.

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership for Club Members each calendar year (January to December) are as follows:

Seniors


$140 per annum
Download:
2018 Membership Form

Juniors (Under 18)



$120 per annum
Download:
2018 Junior Membership Form

New Members







$5 Joining Fee for the first year
Download:

New Senior Members Form
Download:
New Junior Membership Form

 

Visitors Fee

$5 per visit

Beginners










Beginner fencers are required to complete and sign the club's indemnity registration form.
Download:
Over 18 Registration Form
Download:
Under 18 Registration Form

 

COMMITTEE

Vincent Newton
President /
Co-delegate NSWFA
Jackie Budniak
Vice President
Fiona Budniak
Treasurer
Suzanne Newton
Secretary
Claire Graham-White
Committee
Rose de Kantzow
Committee
Vivienne Tucker
Head Coach