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Learn to Fence and Experience the Exhilaration of Fencing on the Electrical Scoring Apparatus

Sunshine Coast enthusiasts can now experienced the excitment of Electrical Competiton Fencing at the Sunshine Coast Fencers' Club. The Club meets at Chevallum State School Hall 460 Chevallum Road. on Saturdays 10-1:00pm and Tuesdays 5-7pm  under the supervision of Maitre d'Armes Gary Worsfield and on Thursdays under the supervision of Pasqual DonAfrio and Nanna Brane at Noosa District Catholic Parish 5 Moorindil St., Tewantin

If you have never fenced yet have always wanted to learn fencing then simply come along to one of our training sessions.  We offer one-on-one introductory lesson at a cost of $20 which is deducted from fees if you decide to continue.  

If you already know how to fence and want to enjoy the excitment of wiring up on the electrical scoring apparatus and cross swords with 2 of Queensland's top foilists then come along to one of our training sessions!    

he Club offers a reduction with term/semester/yearly floor fees ($300/yearly, $200/semester, $125/term OR pay-as-you-go with a "drop-in" floor fee of $20. Club Memebers get a further 50% subsidy towards tuition from our Coaches. (NCAS Level 3 Nanna Brane and Eli Law are $10/lesson when purchased as a group of 10 lessons and NCAS level 5 Maitre d'Armes Gary Worsfield is $20/lesson when purchased in a group of 10 lessons)         

Sunshine Coast Fencers' Club is proud to have as it's resident Fencing Master AAI Maitre d'Armes Gary Worsfield, the only Australian Fencing Master to also be a Member of SAG (Screen Actors' Guild).  Under this guidance and assisted by well trained and accredited NCAS coaches: Nanna, Eli, Pasqual and Philippe you can be assured of top quality instruction, casual bouting and formal competition. 

The electrical scoring apparatus is available for those with their own personal equipment as there is a limited supply of Club equipment available for use. 

Flynn Beckton and Eli Law

Sport Fencing    Sport fencing is Olympic competition fencing in the disciplines of electric foil, epee and sabre. These weapons are electronically judged and adjudicated by a Referee. The electrical scoring apparatus judges the materiality of the hit.  As with many modern sports, fencing continues to evolve with its focus on athleticism and public popularity.  To this end the rules of competition are continually changing to meet these demands.   Sport fencing is governed by the National Sporting Federations and the Federation Internationale d'Escrime. LINK: FIE

Classical Fencing refers to the historical development of the protocols, procedures, principles, conventions and rules of combat required to adjudicate and judge competition fencing.  Classical fencing refers to the "conventional" disciplines of Foil (developed as the training weapon for the "thrust" and Sabre for the "cut") these disciplines are visually adjudicated by a President du Jury assisted by Judges who determine the materiality of the touch.  Classical Fencing is governed by applying the rules for competition developed up to the introduction of the electrical scoring apparatus for the foil which was at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Classical foil and sabre fencing competitions are visually adjudicated with the Finals often fenced electric.   LINK: AAI  LINK: Christian d'Oriola

Flynn Beckton and Eli Law warming up at the 2018 Oceanic Junior Championships

Club Champion Flynn Beckton with Coach Maitre Gary Worsfield
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