Fencing SA can facilitate fencing programs within schools, and can tailor the program to suit a school's needs. Examples include:
Fencing equipment is required for a program, and is available to hire for short term courses. Schools that run ongoing programs are supported with a gradual buy-in process to purchase their own equipment.
All our coaches are nationally accredited (which includes WWCC and RAN).
We currently have programs at: Scotch College, Pulteney Grammar School, Urrbrae HS, Glenunga .
Fencing programs have previously run at: Pembroke, St Johns, Marryatville High, Prince Alfred College, Christian Brothers College, Heathfield High.
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School Competitions have run in a variety of formats over the past 10+ years, providing a fun and encouraging environment for school fencers to experience a formal fencing competition.
Our current teams format includes a Teams Competition (open only to Schools running a fencing program) and an Individual Competition (open to all school-age fencers from school programs and clubs); both held at the end of Term 3.
School fencers are also able to enter other Fencing SA events (e.g. Under 15, Under 17/20) once they have gained more confidence.
Eligible school age fencers from around Australia are invited to compete in boys and girls individual and school team competitions at the National Schools Championships. Separate tournaments are held for senior and intermediate aged fencers, with both usually run on different weekends in August in Sydney.
Recent notable SA results from Heathfield High were achieved in 2019 with National Senior Boys Epee Team GOLD, National Senior Boys Epee Individual GOLD SILVER and BRONZE, National Senior Boys Foil Team SILVER, National Senior Boys Individual Foil Bronze.
Fencing SA also provides pathways for fencers to attend Under 15, 17 and 20 National Championships
Fencing Teams are composed of 3 fencers (or 3+1 sub). It is a relay of individual bouts with each of the 3 fencers fencing each of the opposition. This is usually accompanied by loud yelling and cheering from supporters!
Read this blog article from Academy of Fencing Masters for more information on Team Competition format.