Important Safety Changes

At Hutt Valley Fencing Club, we strive to provide a safe environment for all club members to enjoy. As such, it has been decided to implement two new rules to ensure the safety of all club members.

Shorts will not be permitted whilst fencing in any of the three weapons. This is to prevent blades from snagging on the loose ends of shorts. Instead, we require that whilst fencing, trackpants, leggings, or breeches are worn. Shorts will still be allowed during warm-ups, fitness, and footwork, but must be changed to long pants for bladework and freeplay.

Fencers aged 15 and under may not leave the club premises until a parent or other responsible adult arrives to pick them up. We ask that parents/adults please come into the clubrooms to pick up their children wherever possible. Exceptions can be made to this rule if parents or caregivers notify coaches of alternative arrangements (eg. Public transport requirements).

We thank you for your understanding and support in making our club a safe environment for everyone.

The full code of conduct can be here: HVFC Code of Conduct and Structure (Feb 2018)