UWA Fencing Club Newsletter, October 2021
Dear UWA Fencing Club Members,
A few reminders for the coming term. Please remember to pay your Club fees (see payment details below) and please consider getting involved as a volunteer. We always welcome more help!
Please note that UWA Fencing Club is hosting the FencingWA Awards afternoon on Sunday 5 December and we will need plenty of support to help with catering and other logistics. Please let Ben know if you can assist with organisation by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or speak to me at the AGM or at training.
Annual General Meeting
Please remember that we will hold our Annual General Meeting this Saturday 30 October at 9:45am. I encourage all our members to come out to have your say and support the Club. We are always in need of volunteers including those who are able to participate in the committee.
There are a few competitions and other events coming up before the end of the year. Please get involved either as a competitor, supporter or volunteer. Talk to Scott, Ben or one of the more experienced fencers for details!
|Sunday 7 Nov
|Sunday 7 Nov
|Sunday 14 Nov
||U13 Final Event
|Sunday 21 Nov
||Open Final & Teams
||FencingWA Awards Dinner
||UWA - Watersports Complex
See https://www.fencingwa.com/competition-calendar for more information about FencingWA Events.
See https://www.ausfencing.org/calendar/ for more information about Australian Fencing events.
See https://australianmastersgames.com/sport/fencing/ for more information about the Australian Masters Games fencing event.
The last junior training for Term 3 will be held on Saturday 25 September.
Training resumes for school age groups for Term 4 on Saturday 16 October.
Adult fencers will continue training at the usual Tuesday and Thursday sessions.
Indicative times are as follows (come along at your usual time or as agreed with your coach):
|| 9:00 – 10:00am
||Primary age group (includes beginners)
||10:00 – 11:00am
||High school age group (includes beginners)
||11:00 – 12:30pm
|| 5:00 – 6:00pm
||School age groups
|| 6:30 – 7:30pm
|| 6:30 – 7:30pm
||All ages (includes beginners from 6pm)
Junior beginners should come along if possible at the time indicated on Saturdays.
I have provided some additional information below. Feel free to pass it on to friends and family who might be interested in trying out with the Club (don’t forget to tell them that the first session is free!)
Please remember to pay your fees according to your schedule, as follows:
Membership fees are:
|| $ 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
|| $ 180.00
|| $ 350.00
|| $ 680.00
Please pay any outstanding payments to:
Account name: UWA Fencing Club;
Account number: 254829855
Please use your surname in the payment description.
And e-mail email@example.com to confirm payment.
Volunteers and 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. As noted above, we always welcome volunteers for both committee and non-committee positions if you can spare some time. Please contact Ben for more details.
In addition to committee and competition volunteers, we will need help this year as the Club is hosting the FencingWA end of year function. Please let us know if you can help to run this important event.
If you need to contact anyone for any specific needs, please find some key contact details below:
||0411 472 338
||0413 426 595
||0435 811 853
Please make sure to sign up to the mailing list as this is our main means of communicating with participants: http://eepurl.com/dgq1ZX (if you are still not seeing messages, then please check your junk mail settings.
You can also get seek information through the following:
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 COVID register.
You should also continue to follow social distancing measures within the Club including avoiding hand shaking and using the provided hand sanitizer.
UWA Fencing Club trains at UWA Claremont gymnasium on Goldsworthy Road. If you park in the carpark on the corner of Goldsworthy Road and Princess Road then you can find us just past the basketball court and next to the oval. Follow the signs to the International Martial Arts Centre (IMAC).
What to bring
Until they obtain their own set of gear, beginners should wear trainers, long tracksuit pants, and a T-shirt and bring along a water bottle. The club provides other necessary equipment for loan.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas to improve and support our Club!
UWA Fencing Club
ph: 0413 426 595