JOIN THE SWORDS SISTERHOOD!
Ever wanted to try something different? Got fencing on your bucket list? Don't be shy, come and try... for free!
Thanks to a grant from the Office for Recreation and Sport, in 2018/19 we are able to offer FREE fencing classes for women and girls, as part of the Female Participation Grant program.
Adults/teens (aged 14+): TRY SESSION
Our try sessions are aimed at those who have no experience with fencing, and are suitable for all fitness levels. We bring the expertise and the equipment, all you need are long track pants, sneakers and a tshirt - and a sense of fun!
We cover the basics of footwork, attack and defence, and by the end you'll be bouting with your fellow beginners!
Tuesday evenings, 18:30 - 20:30
August 28th - bookings closed
October 16th - bookings closed
Term 1 2019 - 26 Feb - bookings closed
Term 2 2019 - 30 April CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Girls (aged 8-13): BEGINNER COURSE
The course teaches the basics of fencing, and finishes with a mini competition with the electric scoring gear. All specialised fencing equipment is provided; beginners need to wear long track pants, indoor sport shoes or sneakers and a tshirt, and bring a water bottle.
Saturday mornings 9:00 - 10:00, 5 x 1-hour sessions
2018 Term 3 Saturday: starts 18 Aug - bookings closed
2019 Term 1 Saturday: starts 2 March - fully booked
2019 Term 2 Saturday: TBC, email us to express interest
Fencing has many health and well-being benefits, and women and girls love it because:
Aerobic and cardiovascular workout in both training and competition
Improved hand-to-eye coordination
Improved judgment and decision-making
Increased speed and agility
Self-discipline and mental toughness
People of different standards and ages can train together
They like the people they meet when then fence
It’s a way to be part of a group
They can go at their own pace
They don’t need to wear lycra
It’s low impact and indoors
They fight with swords – can be aggressive in a safe environment
(Source: This Girl Can)
Also check out this article from the Academy of Fencing Masters blog.