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UWA Fencing Club Newsletter, 2 August 2020
Dear UWAFC Members,

Welcome back to UWA Fencing Club for Term 3!  Please see below for some important messages:
1. Coaching changes;
2. Training times;
3. Fees;
4. New committee;
5: Upcoming competitions;

1. Coaching Changes
Coach, Maitre Tuko Maia, has recently resigned from the Club after 10 years and we wish to thank Tuko for his contribution over the years.  We are pleased to announce we will commence a new coaching system with experienced coaches and senior fencers to deliver a safe, exciting and structured program for both junior and senior fencers from beginners to advanced.  Coaches will have Working With Children checks and first aid qualifications, and will bring a wealth of experience.  We will provide further details in coming days and weeks, but rest assured you will continue to receive a positive and welcoming fencing experience to develop your fencing skills and competition experience in a safe and nurturing environment.  

2. Training Times
Fencing continues as usual in term 3, with training at the following times:
Day Time Class
Monday 6:30pm to 7:30pm Uni and Adult - Beginners and Intermediate
Tuesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm School age – Under 17s  (All Levels)
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm Open footwork and fundamentals, with bouting
Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm School age – Under 17s (All Levels)
Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm Open footwork and fundamentals, with bouting
Saturday 9:00am to 10:00am Under 10s (All Levels)
Saturday 10:00am to 11:00am Under 13s (All Levels)
Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm Under 17s (All Levels)

3. Fees
I also encourage you to pay your Term 3 fees if you haven't already done so.
  • Open membership (adult) - $220.00 per term
  • Juniors - $190.00 per term
  • Uwa student/staff membership - $170.00 per semester
  • Under 10s class (Saturday 9am) - $90.00 per term
Please fill in the form and pay by direct fund transfer:
  • Account Name: UWA Fencing Club
  • BSB: 016 452
  • A/c: 254829855
If you are experiencing any challenges making payments on time in the current environment, please contact Ben on 0413 426 595 or e-mail and we would be pleased to discuss how we can assist.
4. New Committee
UWA Fencing Club held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday 25 July.  We are pleased to welcome our new Committee:
President - Ben Peden
Vice President - Lim Xuan Jun
Treasurer - Aaron Fudge
Student Rep - George Dale
General Committee - Kendra Edmonds
General Committee - Jonathan Poon
General Committee - Rashdina Ramli

We also thank Kris Sowattanaskul, Wafa Shrudin, and Pei Xiang Wong for their selfless service over the past year.

Please note too that there are vacancies on the committee and important volunteer roles to perform including Member Protection Officer.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ben on 0413 426 595 or e-mail

5. Upcoming Competitions
Some upcoming competition dates are below.  Please make sure you are affiliated with FencingWA as required and you enter prior to the relevant cut off dates. 
23 August 9:00 Junior Epee #2 Belmont
  13:00 U15 Epee #2 Belmont
12 Sept. 12:00 U17 Epee #2 JSA

Wishing you all happy and safe fencing, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Warmest regards,

Lim Xuan Jun
Vice President
UWA Fencing Club

Ben Peden
UWA Fencing Club
Ph: 0413 426 595

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