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 - fully booked
- October 16th - click here to book (booking up fast!)
- Term 1 2019 - TBC
- Term 2 2019 - TBC
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
- Term 3 Saturday: starts 18 Aug - bookings closed, fully booked
- 2019 courses TBC - Saturday mornings either Term 1 or 2. 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.