URGENT: Club Closed Till Further Notice

As of Monday 23rd of March

As of this Monday, there will be no training sessions for the club until further notice. This is due to the advice that the club officials received yesterday afternoon regarding the level 2 Covid-19 threat. There have been further discussions between the coaches and the president and we think it is everyone’s best interest that we halt any trainings until further notice.

Also, note that this will affect all upcoming competitions and training camps until things return to normal.

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We are deeply apologetic for any inconvenience that this may cause but we hope that you understand in these unsure times. Please stay safe and look after those that are vulnerable and the HVFC team look forward to things returning to normal as soon as possible.

Welcome To Level 2!

We are waiting with anticipation to hear from St Bernards regarding a start date for Term 2 in the their Gym. Because of this, please keep an eye on either the Club’s website or Facebook page for updates and progress with the club.

We hope you enjoyed your first day back at school for those lucky enough and hope that those who haven’t managed to yet can shortly.

If you have any questions contact Una (president), Robert (head coach) and Russell (senior coach/web master) for more details.

Keep safe and moving. Looking forward to seeing you all really soon!
– Una Johnson 

Name Contact Details
Una Johnson president.huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com
Robert Gastaldo-Brac rgastaldobrac@gmail.com
Russell Johnson huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com

National U15 and Cadet Championship

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Fencing New Zealand and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2020 New Zealand National Under 15 and Cadet Championships.

Key Information

Date: 25th April 2020 to 27th April 2020
Venue: Upper Gym, Wellington High School, Taranaki Street, Wellington
Eligibility: The U15 competition is open to all fencers who were under 15 years of age on 1st January 2020. The Cadet competition is open to all fencers who were under 17 years of age on 1st January 2020. Fencers must be at least 11 years old on the day of the event – refer to the FeNZ Minimum Age Policy.
Contact: tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz
Entry Form: Click here to enter. Please note that entries are due by 10:00pm Monday 30th March 2020. Late entries close Friday 17th April and will attract a $50 late fee. Entries received after this date (17th April) are at discretion of the Head DT and Head Referee.

Equipment Standards

Torso: 350N (CEN 1) or 800N (CEN 2) (jacket & plastron 1150N total)
Breeches: 350N (CEN 1)
Gloves: 800 N (CEN 1) (sabre only) (no body wire hole)
Chest protector: Compulsory for women’s events.
Foil: Lamé bibs (curly mask wires are not permitted) and FIE blades required, Bayonet and 2 pin body wires accepted. FIE no. 3 size blades are acceptable.
Épée: FIE blades required. Leon Paul SR-71 blades that are stamped 2013 to 2015 will not be accepted. Leon Paul V blade without a unique serial number will not be accepted.
Sabre: FIE blades S2000 or later blades required. Curly mask wires are not permitted.
Masks & Bibs: 350N (CEN 1)

All masks must fit well and be in good condition. The elastic strap shall be in good working order with elasticity and be able return to its original position after stretching, without deformation. The hook and loop securing the elastic shall be capable of retaining the elastic and resisting removal. Leon Paul X-Change masks must have a secondary strap/bar. Visor masks are strictly prohibited for all 3 weapons

Competition Timetable

Monday 27th April

Saturday 25th April
Event Registraion Opens Registration Closes Start Time
U15 Men’s Foil 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm
U15 Women’s Foil 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm
U15 & Cadet Men’s & Women’s Sabre 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm*
Sunday 26th April
Event Registraion Opens Registration Closes Start Time
Cadet Men’s Foil 8:15am 8:30am 9:00am
Cadet Women’s Épée 8:45am 9:00am 9:30am
U15 Men’s & Women’s Épée 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm^
Event Registraion Opens Registration Closes Start Time
Cadet Men’s Épée 8:15am 8:30am 9:00am
Cadet Women’s Foil 10:15am 10:30am 11:00am


Central U15 & Cadet Championship

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Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2020 Fencing
Central Under 15 and Cadet Championships.

Key Information

Date: 14 March 2020 to 15 March 2020
Venue: Main Hall, Rongotai College, 170 Coutts Street, Wellington
Entries Due: Thursday 12 March 2020 – Late entries are at discretion of the
competition organiser and are subject to a penalty fee.
Entry Form: Click here
Contact: tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz

Competition Fees

One Weapon: $40
2+ Weapons: $50
Late entry Fee: $10

Payment can be made by cash or cheque during registration on the day. We ask
the cheques be made out to cash otherwise they will not be accepted.

U15 & Cadet Champs and North Islands

U15 & Cadet National Championships

Saturday 25th April, Sunday 26th April and Monday 27th April

Anzac Day: Saturday 25th April

  • 1pm U15 Men’s & Women’s Foil
  • 4pm Men’s & Women’s Sabre
    • Sabre will be fenced mixed age group ie: U15 & Cadet combined. Men’s and women’s sabre will be fenced separately

Sunday 26th April

  • 8:15am Cadet Men’s Foil Registration Opens
  • 8:30am Cadet Men’s Foil Registration Closes
  • 9am Cadet Men’s Foil
  • 8:45am Cadet Women’s Epee Registration Opens
  • 9am Cadet Women’s Epee Registration Closes
  • 9:30am Cadet Women’s Epee
  • 1pm U15 Men’s & Women’s Epee*
    • * Event will start after Cadet Women’s Epee finishes

Monday 27th April

  • 8:15am Cadet Men’s Epee Registration Opens
  • 8:30am Cadet Men’s Epee Registration Closes
  • 9am Cadet Men’s Epee
  • 10:15am Cadet Women’s Foil Registration Opens
  • 10:30am Cadet Women’s Foil Registration Closes
  • 11am Cadet Women’s Foil

North Island Championship

15th August, Sunday 16th August

Saturday 15th August

  • 8:15am Men’s Foil Registration Opens
  • 8:30am Men’s Foil Registration Closes
  • 9am Men’s Foil
  • 10:15am Women’s Epee Registration Opens
  • 10:30pm Women’s Epee Registration Closes
  • 11am Women’s Epee
  • 1:30pm Sabre & Veteran Foil Registration Opens
  • 3pm Men’s & Women’s Sabre*
  • 3pm Veteran Foil*
    • * Event will start after Men’s Foil is finished.

Sunday 16th August

  • 8:15am Men’s Epee Registration Opens
  • 8:30am Men’s Epee Registration Closes
  • 9am Men’s Epee
  • 10:15am Women’s Foil Registration Opens
  • 10:30pm Women’s Foil Registration Closes
  • 11am Women’s Foil

Further information is still to come so stay tuned for enrollment forms and extra information.

Fencing 2020 – New Venue and Times

Time to Get Your Masks On and Swords Out!

Another great year last year, and so we are moving into much larger premises, well done all! We will be fencing on a full basketball court, at St Bernard’s College, Waterloo Road Lower Hutt:

First night fencing:
Monday 3rd of February


St Bernards Gym: QWR9+98 Lower Hutt

The gym is down the back right of the school grounds

St Bernard’s College

Drop off and parking on Waterloo Road;  can be found at the main entrance to St Bernard’s College on Waterloo Road, or drop off at the school end of Anderson Grove.

Fencing times: 

  • Juniors 7:00pm, finishing at 8:00pm on Monday and Thursday
  • Adult Beginners 6:45pm, finishing at 7:45pm on Wednesday
  • Seniors 6:45 and finish at 9:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Conditioning training which is an extra cost is being finalised
  • Please refer to our session times or click here for a break down of times

Individual Lessons:

For individual lessons, please contact your coach to arrange.

We welcome and encourage parents and caregivers to regularly come in and to take an active part in their athletes progress. 

Equipment Enquires

Hiring of equipment for term 1 2020

For those fencers requiring hired equipment for the new season or wish to renew the equipment they have from last year please contact the following people:

Name Phone Number Email
Una Johnson 022 091 7450 una.johnson1@gmail.com
Michael Wong 021 269 7300 cforcefalcon@gmail.com

If you wish to return last years equipment please contact us as soon as possible. Accounts will be sent out to members that do not renew their hireage or return their hired equipment from 2019, this is so replacements equipment can be purchased.

So If you do not intend on fencing this year and have club gear, please organise to return said gear as soon as possible!

See You on the Piste!