Upcoming New Year of Fencing

I hope your holidays are going well thus far. I imagine a lot of people are starting back at work this week and there is only another 3 weeks give or take with the school holidays so I hope you have all made the most of it.

We are still waiting to confirm what dates we will be resuming fencing this year at St Bernards and Moera hall, but we expect that it will be either the last week of January or the first week of February at this stage. At this point in time, it looks like we have also been able to secure our normal training schedule of Monday evenings, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at St Bernards. Due to Robert being in the UK for the next while, we are unsure when we will be able to resume our Wednesday sessions in Moera. 

In the meantime, there is an upcoming training camp for commonwealth championship selections that a number of our club’s fencers and fencers in the Fencing Central region are attending in Auckland. We have been very fortunate that Wellington Swords Club have offered to host a Strength and conditioning session on Tuesday and a foil training session Wednesday this week and next week. This class would be ideal for the students who would regularly attend our Monday and Wednesday classes. I have included the days and times at the bottom of this notices.

A new registration form should be available next week. Please note that on this form there is a new section in regards to the status of members’ vaccine passports. Due to the government and our venue’s host’s requirements, we require that our club members that are eligible for their vaccines need to get them or need to be in the process of getting their vaccine to attend training.

The team at Hutt Valley Fencing Club look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks time.

Training at Wellington Swords Club this week and next week

These sessions will be at the Brooklyn Club Rooms

Tuesday – 7pm – 8.30pm
Strength and Conditioning training for seniors and anyone who is attending this months training camp in Auckland

Wednesday – 7pm – 8.30pm
Foil Training, free bouting for foilists

Thursday – 7pm – 8.30pm
Epee Training, free bouting for epeeists

All are welcome to attend these trainings, just note that the Tuesday training is high intensity for more experienced fencers.

Saturday will be as normal this weekend from 1.30pm but unlikely to be on next weekend. This is a free fencing session targeted towards those who have their own gear.

If you are wishing to attend the foil or epee sessions, please note that you will need a set of personal equipment. Please let us know as SOON as possible if you require any gear.