The club was formed in 1913, and is the oldest continually operating fencing club in Australia. We operate 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.

We welcome fencers of all abilities from beginners to advanced.  The club offers classes in foil for beginners of all ages, individual coaching in foil, as well as social fencing.

Club memberships for 2023

You can now pay your club membership for 2023.

Membership fees are due for 2023 by the 31st March 2023. The club uses your membership fee to pay for the Club venue and insurance for our members.


Keep up to date with what is happening at the club and upcoming events


We provide a variety of training sessions for fencers from beginners to advanced


Memberships for 2022 are now due. See here to find out more.


Easter Holiday Camp 2023

The Swords Club will be hosting a holiday fencing camp this Easter Holidays. The camp will be for our junior fencers who have at least completed their beginner course and ideally have been fencing for at least a few months.  The camp will run from 17 to 19 April, Monday to Wednesday, from 9:30am sharp (arrive…

2022 Nils Saksen Mixed Handicap Foil Competition

Get ready for the Club’s biggest annual event which promises lots of fun and camaraderie for everyone — fencers, parents, and friends alike. DATE: Saturday, 10 December 2022TIME: Arrive at 8:30am for 9:00am roll callFEE: $25 Please note that your 2022 membership is required to be up to date and paid to enter the competition Club members of…

McEvoy Cup U18 Foil Competion 2022 – Saturday 20th August

The Swords Club McEvoy Cup U18’s Foil Competition, will be held in one weeks time on Saturday, 20 August 2022, at The Swords Club. This event is open to all members born 2004 or later and all kids are encouraged to participate, regardless of experience. Details as follows: Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022 Time: Arrival and registration at 11:30am; roll…