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UWA Fencing Club Newsletter, Term 2 2021

Dear UWA Fencing Club Members,

We look forward to seeing you all back again this term!   A few reminders and notices for the coming period:
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Training times
Training resumes for school age groups this Tuesday 20 April and Saturday 24 April.
Adult fencers will continue training at the usual sessions.
Indicative 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)
 
Junior beginners should come along if possible at the time indicated on Saturdays.  Adult beginners are very welcome to come along for a free ‘have-a-go’ session on Thursdays.
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Filming Opportunity
Please note we will have some students filming at the Club next Tuesday 27 April.  We also expect to use some of the footage for promotional purposes.  Please let Scott, Ben or the film students aware if you do not wish to be filmed.  Release forms will also need to be signed on the day.
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Fees and Membership
Please could all members provide their membership details to the Club using the following link: http://eepurl.com/dgq1ZX

If you are paying periodically, please remember to pay your fees for the coming term.
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 treasurer@uwafencing.org to confirm payment.
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Member Protection
Everyone should feel safe.  It is important members know where to turn if they have any concerns about their safety or the behaviour of fellow members, volunteers or anyone else involved in the operation of the Club.   As such I would like to thank Kendra and Debbie for agreeing to take on the role of Member Protection Officers for the Club.
 
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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 coach@uwafencing.org 0411 472 338
President Ben president@uwafencing.org 0413 426 595
Vice President Xuan Jun vp@uwafencing.org  
Treasurer Aaron treasurer@uwafencing.org  
Secretary Vacant secretary@uwafencing.org  
Student Rep George unirep@uwafencing.org  
Member Protection Kendra kendraedmonds@icloud.com  
Debbie djsbus63@gmail.com 0435 811 853
Armoury Chris equipment@uwafencing.org  
 
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Equipment
Noting that a number of our school-age fencers may be considering competing at the National Cadet Championships in July, the Club plans to put forward an equipment order for FIE equipment shortly (costs will be passed on to those ordering equipment to keep the cost to a minimum).  If you require any equipment, please confirm requirements by 30 April with Ben (president@uwafencing.org) or Chris (equipment@uwafencing.org). 

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Competitions
Well done to all who participated at recent Club competitions including the junior events on Saturday 27 March and the handicap comp on Tuesday 13 April.  These events are intended as a friendly introduction to competition and we are always looking to improve these events to encourage participation and improve understanding of the competition environment.  We will continue to refine the formats going forwards to recognize both participation and achievement.  We are always happy to hear from people who wish to help with the organization and running of events to achieve these objectives.  We plan to run similar events about once per term.
 
Some other 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 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.
 
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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. 

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Social Media
You can also find more information through the following:
Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dgq1ZX
Webpage: http://www.uwafencing.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UwaFencingClub/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwafencingclub/
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Kind regards,
 
Ben Peden
President
UWA Fencing Club
ph: 0413 426 595
e-mail: president@uwafencing.org

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