Up Coming Fencing Competitions

North Island Championship

We have the North Island Championships coming up soon in June. This competition would be suitable for our older fencers who have been fencing a while and are quite confident with their fencing. This is because this is one of the National Tournaments.

For details regarding this competition and entry form, click here.

Please note that entry for this competition closes next Sunday. 

Under 11 & Under 13 #2 Competition

Hopefully you have just seen my email about the North Island Championships. For our U13 club members, we do have a competition coming up in June as well. It will take place on Sunday the 12th of June.

The Central U11 & U13 #2 competition info can be found here. This is being hosted by one of the other Wellington regional fencing clubs Wellington Swords at their Brooklyn Club Rooms. This competition will be suitable for all of our fencers that are over the age of 7.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Central Championship

We are hosting the upcoming fencing Championship on the 28th and 29th of May. The details are as follows.

Date: Saturday 28th May to Sunday 29th May
Venue: River Gym, Upper Hutt College, 57 Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt
Entries Due: Thursday 26th May. Entries received after this date will attract a $20.00 late fee.

Saturday 28th May
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Foil9:00am9:30am
Individual Sabre12:30pm1:00pm
Sunday 29th May
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Epee9:00am9:30am

To register for this competition, please click here.

For the information sheet, please click here.

A fencing gear rental form will follow in the next few days. Please note that the gear requirements for this competition are as follow:

  • Jacket: Jacket & Plastron 1150N total 
  • Plastron: Jacket & Plastron 1150N total 
  • Breeches: 350N 
  • Masks: 350N 
  • Weapons: FIE / S2000  

Central Secondary School Novice Tournament

We have approached a couple of our fencers that this may be relevant to participate in but in case we haven’t got to you yet we have a fencing competition for our Novice High School fencers coming up next Sunday, the 8th of May.

The criteria for this fencing competition is for  any fencer who is year 7 to 13 at school with less than 24 months cumulative experience in fencing. For registration and competition details, please click here

Please note that months spent in lock down do not count. i.e. Those who began fencing in 2020 and 2021 before lockdowns do not need to count the months spent in isolation while being enrolled during level 4 and 3 lockdowns. 

Please note the gear requirements for this competition are:

  • 350N plastrons 
  • 350N jackets 
  • 350N gloves 
  • Chest protector
  • Breeches with long socks are required for Epee and track pants will be permitted for Foil
  • 350N Masks with a Foil bib for foil along with head wires and safety straps. 350N epee masks are required

Please click here if you require any gear and please fill out the form.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this competition, please do not hesitate in reaching out to us by emailing us at huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com.

Training Resumes this Week

We hope that you have had a good break over the school holiday period and it was good to see so many keen faces over the training times that we managed to get during the holidays. 

We return to our normal training schedule from this Monday. Our timetable is as follows:

  • Monday (seniors) – 7pm – 9pm
  • Thursday (Juniors and intermediate fencers) – 7pm – 8pm
  • Thursday (Senior fencers) – 7pm – 9pm
  • Saturday (Junior and Intermediate fencers) – 11am – 12.30pm

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about fencing this term. Myself and the Hutt Valley Fencing team look forward to seeing you all this week for training.

School Holiday Fencing

We hope you have enjoyed your Easter break thus far.

We have secured a couple of dates for training over the school holidays for those who are interested in attending.

The first possible training date is Tuesday the 26th of April at Moera Hall. We have a time slot between 12pm – 5pm. Please let me know if you are interested in fencing and what times would suit you best. I would be looking to get both our junior fencers and more seniors fencers along but I would like to try to have these classes separated if possible. 

We also have another training time slot at St Bernards for our attendees of our Monday, Wednesday and Thursday senior class members on Wednesday the 27th of April between 3pm and 8pm. Please let me know again if you would like to attend this session what times between these start and finish times would work best for you.

Please let us know by emailing us at huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com