Member recognition

Group photo of Swords club members

CLUB AWARDS 

Introduced in 2012, these awards are given at the end of each year to recognise the achievements of our fencers and members. 

Spirit of the Club: the people’s choice award. Any member can nominate a member of the club community for outstanding service, performance or attitude throughout the year.

President’s Award: given to a member of the club community in recognition of service to the club off the piste.

Coaches’ Award: given to one senior fencer and one junior fencer in recognition of service to the club on the piste.

Encouragement Awards: given to young fencers who have shown improvement, enthusiasm and promise over the year.

2019

Spirit of the Club Award: Keith Vingelis-Plant
President’s Award: Keith Vingelis-Plant and Angus Kingston
Junior Coaches Award: Ceska Dullona
Senior Coaches Award: Coraine Sopru
Encouragement Award: Oscar Kingston, Isabela Dal Moro Ferreira

2018

Spirit of the Club Award: Connor Bury
President’s Award: Connor Bury, Dannielle Kurbatfinski
Junior Coaches Award: Ashleigh Kurbatfinski
Senior Coaches Award: Tara Sehat Zadeh
Encouragement Award: Milan Leclerc, Makayla Jamieson

2017

Spirit of the Club Award: Will Campbell
President’s Award: Dannielle Kurbatfinski
Junior Coaches Award: Conor Bury
Senior Coaches Award: Will Campbell
Encouragement Award: Ceska Dullona, Myka Vingelis-Plant

2016

Spirit of the Club Award: Leighlan Doe
President’s Award: Maria Rawson
Junior Coaches Award: Georgina Rawson
Senior Coaches Award: Steve Howlett
Encouragement Award: Zoe Scobie, Louis Bick

2015

Spirit of the Club Award: Ian Alderson
President’s Award: Rob and Kerri Thomas
Junior Coaches Award: Leighlan Doe and Will Campbell
Senior Coaches Award: Simon Bowering
Encouragement Award: Rylie Henderson, Dan Vine-Hall

2014

Spirit of the Club Award: Iain Davidson
President’s Award: Allan Pring
Junior Coaches Award: Lachlan Oerman and Ben Alderson
Senior Coaches Award: Anna Foale
Encouragement Award: Michael Davey, Alokha Sureiander

2013

Spirit of the Club Award: Stuart Marshall
President’s Award: Bruce Oerman, Brett Aistrope
Junior Coaches Award: Georgie Barratt
Senior Coaches Award: Michael Dzodzos
Junior Encouragement Award: Joanna Barry-Murphy, Rohan Francis-Foale, Connor Bury

2012

Spirit of the Club Award: Ursula Menz
President’s Award: Jack Lienert
Junior Coaches Award: Lachlan Oerman and Rachel Aistrope
Senior Coaches Award: Matteo Barcheisi
Encouragement Award: Ben Alderson, Georgina Rawson


LIFE MEMBERS

Life membership is awarded to fencers and members of the club community who have rendered especially distinguished service to the club. Adelaide Swords Club is proud to acknowledge the contributions of the following life members: