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Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament

Australian Fencing Circuit

The Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament is the second event on the national Australian Fencing Circuit. Held in Adelaide over the June long weekend, it sees competitors come from all over Australia to compete.

Fencers can find the Schedule and

Enrol in the event here:

AFC02 - Enrolment

The Venue

All state and national fencing events in SA are held at The Lights Community & Sports Centre.

244 - 270 East Parkway, Corner Hampstead Road and East Pkwy, Lightsview SA 5085


The Lights is approximately a $25 Uber ride from the centre of the city.

Public transport in Adelaide is handled by Adelaide Metro, bus travel requires a Metrocard. Purchase them here prior to boarding any bus.

The 200 line runs from the CBD direct to the venue.

Use their convenient Real-Time Services to find your nearest stop and next bus, train, or tram.


The majority of accommodation is located in the Adelaide CBD region which includes North Adelaide. There are various budget motels and inns in closer proximity to the venue with the Enfield Hotel located within walking distance.

Accommodation close to the Lights Community Centre

Adelaide has lots of great things to do with fabulous regional food and wine at the top of the list. For further information refer to the South Australian Tourism link:

South Australia - Things to do, Events, Accommodation & More

Commemorative T-Shirt

Comfortable cotton shirt with logo

Orders placed before 21st May will be available for collection at the event.
Orders placed on or after this date will be posted.

Who Was Robyn Chaplin?

This tournament is named in honour of Robyn Margaret Chaplin, O.A.M. for her contribution to South Australian and Australian Fencing and Australian Sport in general.

Robyn's achievements include:
  • First female president of any State Fencing Association (1971-1988).
  • First female president of the AFF (1976-1980).

  • Life Member of the Australian Fencing Federation.
  • Vice President of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation (1976-1980)
  • Australia's delegate to the Federation lnternationale d'Escrime (1976-1980 and 1990-1998).
  • South Australian Sports Advisory  Council (1976-1979 and 1982-1984).
  • Founding director of the Confederation of Australian Sport. Fellowship awarded by the Confederation in 1989.
  • Fencing's delegate to the Australian Olympic Committee, the first female delegate to represent an individual sport at this forum.
  • Assistant Team Manager (for women) at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
  • Chairperson of the South Australian Olympic Council (1978-1981), the first female chair of a State Olympic Council in the world.

Robyn Chaplin, training.

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