We’re Back!

Fencing starts tomorrow, so come along, stay safe by following the Covid requirements, warm up well, keep your distance, just hold back from going full out until you are well warmed up, warm down at the gym and last but most importantly, have fun, work hard and smart.


  • Please bring a yoga mat or towel tomorrow. Beginners we will issue you with clean new gear which you are responsible for
  • Please read the info attached for your safety below. If parents have any concerns talk to us
Where:St Bernards School Lower Hutt
When:Tomorrow, Saturday 6th of June
Time: 10am – 12pm

New Timetable Term 2 – 3 (Winter Sport Calander)

Note times and dates will have to change because of all the Covid changes. So we are back to a similar timetable to last year:

Tuesday 7:45 – 9:30/10pmSeniors Only
Thursday 7:00 – 9:30/10pmAll Welcome
Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pmAll Welcome

Documents That Need Reading


We all look forward to seeing you all in the next week.

Robert (head coach), Una (President) and Russell (senior coach)

Central Secondary School Individual Champs

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Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2020 Fencing Central Individual Secondary School Championship

Key Information

Date:13 June 2020 – 14 June 2020
Venue:Wellington Swords Club, 8 Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn, Wellington
Entries Due:Thursday 11 June 2020 – Late entries are at discretion of the competition organizer
Entry Form:Click here

Equipment Requirements

Jacket:Jacket & Plastron 1150N total
Plastron:Jacket & Plastron 1150N total
Weapons: FIE / S2000
Notes:All masks need to conform to current fie rules as at 1 January 2018
(without new requirements adopted from and including world
champs) regarding secondary straps.
Hireage :If you are interested in fencing in this event and do not have the appropriate gear, please do not hesitate to get in contact with:

Competition Timetable

Saturday 13th of June
Event Registration Start Time
Mixed Individual Epee 1.00pm 1.30pm
Mixed Individual Sabre 2.30pm 3.00pm*
Sunday 14th June
Event Registration Start Time
Mixed Individual Foil 9.00am 9.30am

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

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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please click here.

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.

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