School Fencers

The Schools Fencing Program is a top priority for NSW Fencing as the way most young fencers become engaged with our sport. Many who start out as schools fencers go on to become Club, State, National and International level fencers.
Fencing is a sport for both girls and boys that encourages fitness, agility and quick thinking. It also teaches good values of respect and courtesy…winning or losing with grace…and teamwork. Students from over 45 NSW schools participate each year in the Schools Fencing Program in age groups ranging from under 7 to over 15. While some schools nominate fencing as a school sport. Students from all schools are welcome to take part in the Schools Fencing Program.
They compete in three weapons – foil, epee and sabre – in individual and team events.
Schools fencing is mostly conducted during the cooler months in Terms 2 and 3.
In these folders, you will find all the information you need about how to make fencing part of your school life.

The NSW Fencing Association sees schools fencing as vital to the future of our sport.

The NSW schools fencing program is the most successful in Australia. It gives students an opportunity to take up an exciting sport at school and then go on, if they wish, to become competitive fencers at Club, State, National and even International level.

The NSW Schools Fencing Program covers a range of competitions, including:

  • The Roberta Nutt Shield (Term 1)
  • The AJ Rae/Roseanne White Shield (National Schools Team Qualifier) (Term 2)
  • NSW Individual Schools Championships (Term 2)
  • NSW Schools Teams Championships (Term 3)
  • Under13s School/State Mini Series (Terms 2, 3 & 4)
  • The ABC Series for novice schools fencers (Terms 2 & 3)
  • A pilot inter-school Under 15 boy’s foil teams competition

Contact: Cathy Syme NSWFA Schools Co-ordinator


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