Our Club

Hutt Valley Fencing Club is a not-for-profit organisation and incorporated society, run by a committee of volunteers, a professional coach, and a team of junior volunteer coaches, who are all dedicated to the sport. We are affiliated through Fencing Central to Fencing New Zealand, the body responsible for all fencing in New Zealand.

Hutt Valley Fencing Club 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.

We can provide new fencers with access to club gear until you purchase your own.

You’re welcome to come along for a free tryout.


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 | Armorer
Cris SayocSecretary
Robert Gastaldo-BracHead Coach
Russell JohnsonWebmaster | Communications Officer
Jennifer ChenFencing Central Proxy
Gita PillaiCommittee Member


Annual Fee Structure

# Of FencersCost NZD
Single fencer$440 per annum
2 family members$770 per annum
3 family members$1,100 per annum
Individual lessonsBy arrangement

Term Fee Structure

# Of FencersCost NZD
Single fencer$120 per term
2 family members$210 per term
3 family members$300 per term
Individual lessonsBy arrangement

For this base term fee, you are welcome to attend as many session each week as you would like, and are able to borrow club equipment for training and competition. Additional fees may apply for individual lessons, high-performance conditioning, training camps, and equipment repairs.

For more information regarding our fee structure, please follow the link provided.

We ask all members to complete the annual national affiliation contribution. It costs as little as $30 per year for a non-competitive fencer, but is essential for the smooth running of fencing on both a national and regional level. You can complete your affiliation here.