Sydney University Fencing Club website

Sydney University Fencing Club is one of the largest, oldest and most successful fencing clubs in Australia. The club currently has well over 100 active members, ranging from beginners to internationally competitive athletes.

If you are interested in fencing, please do not hesitate to contact us at fencing@sport.usyd.edu.au or drop in during any club training session.

The club is open 50 weeks of the year, with two weeks break over Christmas and New Year.

Club Training

Photo of fencing club trainingTraining times for 2015 are:

  • Thursdays 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  • Saturdays 1:45pm - 4:30pm

All three weapons (foil, epee, sabre) are fenced at Sydney Uni Fencing Club, and we welcome members of all experience levels. Equipment is available for use.

Beginner classes are available, and we also have group training activities. Club coaches are available for private tuition.

Venue

The Club trains at the The Arena Sports Centre, on the corner of Western Avenue and Physics Road at the University of Sydney. View location on Google Maps.

If you're taking public transport, the closest bus stop is on the corner of Parramatta Rd and Ross Street; from the city, buses 435, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461 and 480 all stop there.

Major Club Achievements

2014

  • Australian University Games men's overall champion

2011

  • Australian University Games men's overall champion
  • Australian University Games champions, Team Men's Epee

2010

  • Australian Fencing Federation Calibre Cup, Team Men's Foil
  • Australian Fencing Federation Calibre Cup, Team Women's Foil
  • Australian Fencing Federation Calibre Cup, Team Women's Sabre
  • NSW Fencing Club Grand Prix Champion
  • Australian University Games men's overall champion
  • Australian University Games champions, Team Men's Sabre

 

See a full list of club achievements, club champions and Sydney Uni Fencing Blues (a Blue is the highest sporting award given by a university).

Club News

Read the latest Club Newsletter.

Beginner classes

Beginners classes have commenced and coach Ted Elliott has new students learning to fence Epee. Please do your best to make our new members feel welcome and should they want to bout we should ensure that we help them understand not only the rules of fencing but also our club safety policy.

Club 70th Anniversary

Finally, our club’s 70th anniversary was officially on Sunday 22 March. To celebrate this achievement we will be having a formal dinner later in the year - we will keep you up to date on the details as they become known.

Club Calendar

Dates for 2015 Club Championships will be announced shortly

Contact

For general enquiries, please email us at fencing@sport.usyd.edu.au.