Fencing Central U11 & U13 #1 Competition 2023

Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite your club members to attend the Fencing Central Under 11 and Under 13 #1 Competition 2023 on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023 at Upper Hutt College.

Key Information

Date:Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023
Venue:Riverside Gym, Upper Hutt College, Moonshine Road, Trentham
Entry fee:$20.00 for one weapon, $30.00 for 2+ weapons. Fees will be accepted via cash only during registration on the day.
Entries due:Entries are due by Thursday 30th March. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

Time Table

If sufficient entries to host a separate under 9 event are received, a separate event may be held in parallel with the under 13 event for each weapon. This will be communicated by the tournament organisers after final entry numbers are confirmed.

Saturday 1st of April

EventRegistrationStart Time
Under 11 Epee1:00pm1:30pm
Under 13 Epee3:00pm3:30pm

Sunday 2nd of April

EventRegistrationStart Time
Under 11 Foil8:30am9:00am
Under 13 Foil11:30am12:00pm

Equipment Requirements

Jacket: Jacket & Plastron 700N total
Plastron: Jacket & Plastron 700N total
Breeches: 350N or Track Pants – No shorts or bare skin will be allowed at all
Masks: 350N with safety strap foil masks with bibs and wires required
Weapons: Size 0s for Under 11s and Size 3 for Under 13s for

Beginner / Intermediate Epee Course

Monday evenings @ Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt from 13 March 2023

Hutt Valley Fencing Class invites you to join a 12-week epee course on Monday evenings at Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt. Group epee lessons will start after warm-up and footwork from around 7:30pm.

The course starts with the basics of en garde and progresses through preparation, offensive and defensive actions. If you have already done some epee it is a good chance to go back over what you know and fine-tune your actions and knowledge.

The course is part of Simon’s Oceania Fencing Masters’ Academy (OFMA) Online Level 1 Epee Coaching Course. The course will be supplemented with feedback and support offered by OFMA Coaches Leon Thomas, Dave Barson, Martin Brill and Paul Crook and GFM Coaches Christophe Duclos and Pierre-Olivier Bontems. As part of the course, you need to agree to be videoed. These videos will be shared with the OFMA coaches as part of Simon’s assessment. This feedback will be shared where possible.

We recommend participants wear fencing whites, chest protectors, and boxes where appropriate.

To register please contact HVFC Club <huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com>, including if you need to borrow gear and if so if you are left or right-handed.

Fencing Central Under 15 & Cadet Championship 2023

Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2023 Fencing Central Under 15 and Cadet Championships.

Key Information and Links

Date18 March 2022 to 19 March 2022
VenueMain Hall, Rongotai College, 170 Coutts Street, Wellington
Entries DueThursday 16 March 2023 – Late entries are at discretion of the
competition organiser and are subject to a penalty fee.


Saturday 18th of March

EventRegistrationStart Time
Under 15 Individual Epee8:30am – 8:45am9:00am
Under 15 Individual Foil10:30am – 11:00am11:30am
Under 15 Individual Sabre12:00pm – 12:30pm1:00pm
Cadet Individual Sabre1:00pm – 1:15pm1:30pm

Sunday 19th of March

EventRegistrationStart Time
Cadet Individual Epee9:00am – 9:15am9:30am
Cadet Individual Foil11:00am – 11:30am11:45am


One Weapon: $40.00
2+ Weapons: $50.00
Late entry fee: $20.00

Payment can be made by direct deposit to 02-0500-0025212-002. Please reference the competitor’s name and ‘Cadet23’ and ensure the amount paid is accurate.

Payment must be made at the time of entry. Cash payments on the day will not be accepted.

Equipment Requirements

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

No Training on Waitangi Day – 6th of February

Due to Waitangi taking place this Monday, 6th of February, our regular training at Chilton St James will not be taking place. Classes will resume as normal from Wednesday the 8th of February. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change to our regular training schedule, please reach out to us.