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UWA Fencing Club Newsletter, May 2021

Dear UWA Fencing Club Members,

Thank you for your patience while we have experienced several weeks of uncertainty due to the COVID related restrictions.  Congratulations to everyone for weathering restrictions, continuing to participate within the bounds of what was possible, and embracing the challenges with good grace and humour.

A few reminders and notices for the coming period:

Fencing Survey

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have asked us to forward the below invitation to participate in a study on youth fencing on their behalf. Please note that our fencing club is not associated with this study or the research team in any way, and your decision to participate is completely voluntary.  

A cross-sectional survey on why young Australians decide to participate in the sport of fencing (Reference no.: HC210216) 

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a short survey about why Australian youth decide to participate in fencing. The research project is looking for people who want to take part in this research who: 

  • Started fencing in Australia when they were under the age of 18 (you can be any age now).  

By taking part you can also choose to go into the draw to win one of eight $25 Leon Paul e-gift vouchers.  

Attached is a Participant Information Statement which contains a full description of the research activities.  

If you would like to take part in this research, you can do so by selecting the following link: 

Any person under the age of 18 years will need to have a parent/guardian complete the survey on their behalf. 

The research team can be contacted at if you would like more information about the study. 

Fees and Membership
I have asked all members to fill out a hard copy membership form as we were still missing key information from our online forms.  If you haven't yet filled out a form, please ask Ben for a form.  

A number of members are also yet to pay their membership fees for Term 2.  

Membership fees are:
2021 Fees Quarterly Half Year Annual
UWA Students  $            60.00  $       110.00  $        200.00
U11s / Modern Pentathletes  $         100.00  $       190.00  $        360.00
Juniors (under 20s) / UWA Staff / Concession  $         160.00  $       310.00  $        600.00
Adults  $         180.00  $       350.00  $        680.00

Please pay any outstanding payments to:
Account name: UWA Fencing Club;
Account number: 254829855
BSB: 016452 
Please use your surname in the payment description.
And e-mail to confirm payment.
Contact Details
There are many people who help to keep the Club running smoothly.  Thanks to all our volunteers including (but not limited to) those listed below.  We also have vacant positions on the Committee and would welcome any additional volunteers if you can spare some time.  Please contact Ben for more details. 
If you need to contact anyone for any specific needs, please find some key contact details below:
Role Name E-mail Phone
Coach Scott 0411 472 338
President Ben 0413 426 595
Vice President Xuan Jun  
Treasurer Aaron  
Secretary Vacant  
Student Rep George  
Member Protection Kendra  
Debbie 0435 811 853
Armoury Chris  
Some events coming up include:
Event (Epee Only) Date Location
AFF Open – DH McKenzie (AFC#1) 1-2 May Brisbane
FencingWA Novice 22 May Cavaliers, Mt Lawley
FencingWA Veterans 23 May Cavaliers, Mt Lawley
FencingWA Open + Teams 29 May Cavaliers, Mt Lawley
AFF Open – Robyn Chaplin (AFC#2) 12-13 June Adelaide
FencingWA U15 & U17 19 June Cavaliers, Mt Lawley
FencingWA U13   27 June JSA, Belmont
AFF Cadet National Championships 3-7 July Sydney
AFF Open – AFC#3 27-30 August Cockburn WA
Australian Masters Games (Fencing Events) 9-11 October UWA, Claremont

See for more information about FencingWA Events.
See for more information about Australian Fencing events.
See for more information about the Australian Masters Games fencing event.
Training times
Indicative training times are as follows (come along at your usual time or as agreed with your coach):

Day Time Class
Saturdays   9:00 – 10:00am    Primary age group (includes beginners)
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00am High school age group (includes beginners)
Saturdays 11:00 – 12:30pm Intermediate level
Tuesdays    5:00 –  6:00pm School age groups
Tuesdays   6:30 –  7:30pm All ages
Thursdays   6:30 –  7:30pm All ages (includes beginners)

Social Distancing
Most of you will have now downloaded the SafeWA app.  Please continue to scan the QR code on the gym door upon entering or alternatively fill out contact details on the form provided and place into the Perspex box. 
You should also continue to follow social distancing measures within the Club including
avoiding hand shaking and using the provided hand sanitizer. 

Social Media
You can also find more information through the following:
Mailing list:

Kind regards,
Ben Peden
UWA Fencing Club
ph: 0413 426 595

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