The Swords Club
NEWS

Read about what's happening at the club or any news you may have missed below.

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30 May 2017 : NEXT ADULT BEGINNERS CLASS - TUESDAY 6 JUNE 2017

The next adult beginners class starts on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 6.30pm.

Contact the club at TheSwordsClub@gmail.com or via the Feedback and Enquires form on the "Contact Us" page to book your 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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30 MAY 2017: 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).

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30 May 2017 : TSC CLUB HOODIES AND T-SHIRTS

We have a new club jacket, t-shirt and polo shirt.
For members, coaches and club supporters. We still have some sizes available for purchase.

Our club outfits help to identify Swords Club members easily and should also be used for medal presentations at competitions. They can also be used at training..

$75

$45

$50-

Contact Fiona Budniak (Club Treasurer) either at the club or via email at theswordsclub@gmail.com to purchase a hoodie/t-shirt/polo shirt.

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7 May 2017 : TSC COMPETITION NOTICE: U13 AND UNDER YOUTH CLUB COMPETITION #2 - SUNDAY 21 MAY 2017

The first round of the U13 and Below Youth Club Competition was enjoyed by a number of our young fencers and the response and feedback was encouraging enough that we're running a second one.

Again, we are running this especially for our young fencers who don't have as much or any competition experience. It is hoped that a relatively gentle and friendly entry into the world of competition will make the experience more positive.

The second competition is scheduled on Sunday, 21 May. We encourage everyone up to the age of 13 to participate -- no experience required (in fact, little or no experience preferred)!

Details as follows:

Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017
Time: Check-in and registration closes at 8:30am; bouts start at 9:00am
Venue: The Swords Club, North Sydney Girls HS Gym
Format: Poules then Direct Elimination. Depending on the numbers, we will either have multiple rounds of poules or have DE bouts to determine as much places as possible.
Fee: $5 upon registration
Equipment: Bouts will be electric. A limited amount of electric fencing equipment is available at the Club but everyone is encouraged to get at least their own glove, plastron and jacket. Some second-hand gear will be available for purchase from the Club pool. Breeches are recommended (see if there are breeches from the Club that fit or you might want to check out the Club second-hand pool); otherwise, please wear thick trackpants.

We hope that this competition becomes a first (or second) positive experience for them. If you or your child has any questions or concerns, we encourage you to approach any of our coaches, Club committee members or any of the "older" (or rather, experienced) fencers and parents or drop me an email.

Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you and your child at the competition.


Edwin Lapitan
edwin.lapitan@gmail.com

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7 April 2017: 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).

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27 December 2016 : TSC CLOSURE AND 2017 OPENING DATES

The Club will be closed after Nils Saksen Cup day (Saturday, 17 December 2016) and will reopen on the following dates:

- Tuesdays -- 17 January 2017
- Thursdays -- 19 January 2017
- Saturdays -- 28 January 2017

Please coordinate with your coaches your training schedules around these dates.

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28 September 2016 : ORDERS CLOSED - NEW TSC CLUB HOODIE AND T-SHIRT

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED
Expected delivery in early November 2016

We have a new club jacket, t-shirt and polo shirt.
For members, coaches and club supporters.

Our club outfits help to identify Swords Club members easily and should also be used for medal presentations at competitions. They can also be used at training.

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19 August 2016 : NEXT ADULT BEGINNERS CLASS - TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016

The next adult beginners class starts on Tuesday August 2016 at 6.00pm.

Contact the club at TheSwordsClub@gmail.com or via the Feedback and Enquires form on the "Contact Us" page to book your place in the class.

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

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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

Since 2012, Frank has been running our fencers young and old through fitness excercises, footwork drills, fencing drills as well as structured and supervised bouting to improve footwork, movement, balance and bladework.

Dates: Every Thursday night, 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.

Dates:

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)

Cost:

(To be finalised - depending on numbers)
Approximately $200- (includes lunch and snacks)

Coach: Frank Bartlillo
Olympic fencer and TSC Coach

Please contact Edwin Lapitan at edwin.lapitan@intl.att.com on or before Wednesday 29 June 2016 if your child is interested in joining the camp.

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20 April 2016 : SECOND HAND CLOTHING POOL - SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2016

Do you need to buy fencing clothes or equipment for yourself or child?

If you want to save some money, the club has a second hand clothing and equipment pool.

We will be setting up the pool outside the gym on Saturday 30 April 2016 from 12.00pm until 2.00pm.

Come have a look.

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17 April 2016 : SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016 - 2016 INTER-CLUB FENCING CHALLENGE COMPETITION 2 - FOIL

U13
Registrations Close – 8:45am
Start of bouts - 9:00am

U15
Registrations Close – 10.45am
Start of bouts - 11:00am

Open
Registrations Close – 12:45pm
Start of bouts - 1:00pm

Venue
The Swords Club

North Sydney Girls High Gymnasium,
Corner of Pacific Highway
& David St., Crows Nest
.

Registration and Fees
Fencers have to be a financial member of an NSWFA-affiliated club.
Registration closes 15 minutes before start of pools
$15 for one event,
$25 for two events,
$30 for three events

Equipment Reminders
Under plastrons need to be certified
FIE Level 2 (800NW).
Lame bibs are not required.

Click here for more information

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6 September 2015 : FIE #FENCINGMOB15 AND #FENCINGMOB - CELEBRATE FENCING WORLDWIDE

Over the weekend, some of our members took part in a fencing mob as part of FIE fencing celebrations across the world. The images were posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Some of the locations were truly spectacular, and it was nice to see our own Parliament House looking all the more impressive with some bouting taking place outside. Scroll through the following sites for images of fencingmob15

Facebook:
The Swords Club
#Fencingmob15

#Fencingmob

Instagram: https://instagram.com/explore/tags/fencingmob15/
https://instagram.com/explore/tags/fencingmob/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/fencingmob

https://twitter.com/hashtag/fencingmob15

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21 August 2015 : NSWFA - U15 STATE FOIL AND EPEE CLUB TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 2015

In addition to the State Open Foil and Epee Club Team Championships, there will now be U15 Team Championships, which will be held on Sunday, 25 October.

The Swords Club will be putting forward as many teams as there are interested boys and girls who want to join. We can put in both foil and epee teams as we believe we will have enough boys and girls in both weapons. Under 13 fencers are also welcome to join the teams. This will provide them a good and fun opportunity to fence in a competition environment without as much pressure as individual competitions.The U15 Foil Team competition starts at 10am while the U15 Epee Team competition starts at 2pm .

Please send in your (or your child's) interest in joining the Swords Club teams by reply to this email as soon as possible so we can group the kids and send in our entries. If possible, we might even get the kids together to have some practice bouts.

Do drop us an email (theswordsclub@gmail.com) or via the Feedback and Enquires form on the "Contact Us" page, or approach anyone on the TSC Committee if you have any questions or concerns.

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13 March 2013: 100 Year Logo now released

Above is the 100 year logo the club will be using to brand the celebrations throughout the year. Thanks to Jacobus de Beer for coming up with such a wonderful design that captures both the tradition and the vibrant future of our Club

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20 June 2011: Club Tracksuitsswords tracksuits

Club tracksuits and socks are now available for purchase.

Jackets - $48
Sock (per sock) - $5

Please see Vivienne Tucker or Suzanne Newton if you are interested in purchasing one.

 

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