Easter Holiday 2021 Fencing Camp

The Swords Club is planning a three-day fencing camp from Wednesday, 7 April 2021, to Friday, 9 April 2021 at our usual Club venue at North Sydney Girls High School. We were greatly encouraged by the experience of and the results from the January camp that the coaches felt it best to continue the momentum. The kids enjoyed the training and the camaraderie.


We would like to gauge possible interest and intent to join this camp. If you are interested in joining the camp and are intending to participate, send an email to theswordsclub@gmail.com with the attendees name or before 12 March 2021, Friday. We will include you in further correspondence on the camp and include you or your children in the planning numbers.

Again, a summary:

The Swords Club Easter Holiday Fencing Camp
Dates: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, to Friday, 9 April 2021
Time: 9:00am to 3:45pm with a 45-minute lunch break
Venue: The Swords Club, Gym/Hall at North Sydney Girls High School
Cost: (still to be finalized but looking at around $150 per participant)

TSC Under 15 Youth Inter-club Competition

We are excited to run our first youth club competition this year. To give our fencers an additional challenge, we will be inviting other clubs to join us.

We hope that fencing with other young fencers will give them renewed challenge, offer more variety in competition, and allow them to meet more fencers of their age. We also hope that the Club is able to organise and be involved in more events like this throughout the year.

The competition is scheduled on Sunday, 14 March. We encourage everyone up to the age of 15 (born on or after 2006) to participate.

Details as follows:

Date: Sunday, 14 March 2021
Times: Arrive at 8:15am; check-in and registration closes at 8:30am; bouts start at 8:45am
Venue: The Swords Club, North Sydney Girls HS
Format: Poules then Direct Elimination.
Fee: $20 upon registration (visitors/non-TSC financial members pay an additional $5 visitor’s fee)
Equipment: Bouts will be electric so fencers will need an electric foil, body wire, and a lame, apart from the rest of their usual fencing gear (i.e., glove, mask, jacket, plastron, and chest plate for females).

Fencers are encouraged to have their own electric gear (a VERY limited number of second-hand electric foils and lames may still be available for purchase from the Club second-hand pool). Breeches are also recommended (you might also want to check out the Club second-hand pool); otherwise, please wear thick trackpants. If you are also looking into getting your own gear, we recommend ordering now (through Jeff Gray at jefence@tpg.com.au) to ensure delivery on or before competition day.
We hope that this competition becomes a 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 us an email at theswordsclub@gmail.com

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

TSC Committee

Club opening 2021

Happy new year! We hope you and your family have been able to relax during the holidays, Covid outbreaks notwithstanding! The Club begins 2021 with the hope of continued health and safety of everyone.

We open the Club doors on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, then on Saturday, 16 January 2021.

  • Callum’s 7:30pm adult group class will resume on Tuesday, 12 January.
  • Callum’s 10:00am and 1:30pm group classes will resume on Saturday, 16 January.
  • Mark’s 12:00nn group class will resume on Saturday, 30 January.

Fencers who take individual lessons should reach out to their coaches to reconfirm the resumption of lessons.

All members are invited and encouraged to join social fencing and bouting beginning on Tuesday, 12 January.

2021 Membership: Everyone is reminded to complete the 2021 Membership Registration Forms and make payment for the 2021 membership fees. Our membership fees allow the Club to pay for our venue, provide insurance, and maintain our equipment