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

Upcoming Competitions

We have a couple of competitions that we are hosting in the next couple of weeks. U13, U11 and U9 In House Competition

We will be hosting a small competition at St Bernards on Saturday the 9th of April at 9.30am. We would like to encourage as many of our U13, U11 and U9 fencers to attend as possible. We are looking to wrap up the competition around 12.30pm – 1.00pm.

Could you please let us know if your children would like to participate in this event? Central Secondary School Championships 2022

We are also hosting the Central Secondary School Championships this year. I have included the details below for this competition.

Date: Saturday 23rd April 2022 to Monday 25th April 2022 (ANZAC weekend)

Venue: YMCA Upper Hutt, Somme Road, Heretaunga

Entries due: Thursday 21st April. Entries received after this date will attract a $20.00 late fee.

Entry fee: $40.00 for one weapon. $50.00 for 2+ weapons.

Team event: $10.00 per person for 1+ weapons.

For full details, please visit our website: https://fencingcentral.org.nz/central-secondary-school-championship-2022/

Please contact tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz if you have any questions.

I will also be sending out a form for those who need to rent gear in the next week or so. Volunteers

We would also like to know if you are able to help out with either of these competitions that are upcoming. I have included some roles that we will need help with.

Saturday 9th of April – U13, U11 & U9

  • Referees & Scorekeepers

Central Secondary Schools Championships 2022

  • Referees 
  • Assistance with set up (Saturday morning ~8.15am but we will update you closer to the time)
  • Assistance with pack down (Monday after the conclusion of the Sabre ~1.00pm)
  • Volunteers to help run the cafe
  • First Aiders

COVID Update 20/03/22

Unfortunately we had a member test positive for covid this morning, Sunday 20/03/22. They attended the Thursday and Saturday classes. At this stage, the person’s family members have NOT tested positive. 

We have advised St Bernard’s and are waiting for a reply from them. At this stage, CLASSES WILL CONTINUE under the guidelines set out by the government unless the school requires us to act differently. 

PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR UPDATES. 

Thank you Cris and Gita for your service

of our end of year functions even prior to her start date on the committee.

Gita has been a member of the committee since 2018. The ideas that you have brought to the table have been much appreciated and the time that you have given to help the club even more so. Gita has helped with numerous fundraisers and weapons control over her and her son’s Advait time with the club, ending in 2020.

Both Cris and Gita will be missed and we would all like to wish you luck in your future endeavors?I would like to pass on our thank you from the Hutt Valley Fencing Club committee to Gita and Cris for all of their hard work over the years.

Cris has been our Secretary since 2017 and has helped to run our meetings over the years. Through Cris’ connections, we were able to also secure a graphic designer who aided in the rebranding of our club in late 2018 – early 2019. She has also organized a number of our end of year functions even prior to her start date on the committee.

Gita has been a member of the committee since 2018. The ideas that you have brought to the table have been much appreciated and the time that you have given to help the club even more so. Gita has helped with numerous fundraisers and weapons control over her and her son’s Advait time with the club, ending in 2020.

Both Cris and Gita will be missed and we would all like to wish you luck in your future endeavors?I would like to pass on our thank you

Kind regards,
Russell – On behalf of the Hutt Valley Fencing Club Committee