Our Club

Hutt Valley Fencing Club is a not-for-profit organisation and incorporated society, run by a committee of volunteers and a dedicated coaching team.


We took part in the Wellington Airport and Community awards in 2022 where we won our category, Hutt City – Sport & Leisure.

Hutt Valley Fencing Club are affiliated through Fencing Central to Fencing New Zealand, the body responsible for all fencing in New Zealand.

Our fencers compete regularly in local, national, and international competitions. Each year we have a number of young fencers travel to competitions in Australia. Great fun and experience.

Want to start with us?

If you would like to come along and give fencing a go, please click the below. Details of what you need and what to expect can be found there. We can provide new fencers with access to club gear until you purchase your own.

Want to learn more about fencing?

Not sold yet? If you want more information on the different weapons, the rules of the sport, how competitions run and more, click the button below.

Our key objectives:

  • To promote the sport of fencing
  • To make the sport more accessible through providing the equipment and by keeping the membership fees as low as possible without compromising on safety
  • To provide a safe, inclusive and fun club environment for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, religions, genders and orientations to enjoy fencing, socially or competitively.
  • To collaborate with the other fencing organisations to provide  develop opportunities for our fencers, coaches and referees.
  • We encourage the development of leadership skills through involvement in the club.
  • To support team spirit, fun competitions, team travel, and other exciting opportunities.

Download the full HVFC Code of Conduct here.

Club Committee

Una JohnsonPresident
Tomoyo Gibson Treasurer
Robert Gastaldo-BracHead Coach
Russell JohnsonWebmaster | Secretary
Kathryn SymesFundraising officer
Simon Gibson Armourer

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