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


All three weapons (foil, epee, sabre) are fenced at Sydney Uni Fencing Club.

The Club welcomes members of all experience levels from novice to Australian National and International representatives.

We have a large amount of equipment available for the use of members and visitors during club training. Members can also be hire or purchase equipment through the club. See the armoury page for more details.

Training times for 2014 are:

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

Eight electric scoring pistes are available for bouting, and coaches are available for private tuition to club members.

For beginners, we have classes for adults and juniors throughout the year as well as squad sessions for more advanced fencers. See the classes link for more details.

9-week short courses in foil fencing are also run by Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness in each University semester.


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

2009

  • Australian Fencing Federation Award for Service (Harriet Jordan)
  • National Veteran Women's Epee Champion (Sarah Osvath)
  • National Veteran Women's Sabre Champion (Harriet Jordan)

2008

  • National Veteran Women's Sabre Champion (Harriet Jordan)

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).


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