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19th January 2020

Welcome to 2020!


Start to the 2020 Fencing Year
The first session of 2020 starts at 2pm on Saturday 1 February.

Please make sure you register for the year at If you have any questions or have any difficulties with registering, please contact us at

Attention Bladez Parents:
The first day back for Bladez term one is 8 February 2020, running until 4 April.

Welcome to the 2020 Committee and Office Holders

Congratulations to our 2020 committee members and other office holders, and many thanks for volunteering your time to keep Cavaliers running smoothy!

Incoming Committee for 2020:

  • President - Llewelyn Foley
  • Vice-President - Drew Foley
  • Secretary – Elizabeth-Kate Gulland
  • Treasurer – Belinda Schmolke 
  • General Committee Member (Registrar) – Katrina MacKinnon

Other positions:

  • Coaching Co-Ordinator: Sven Hein
  • Registrar: Katrina MacKinnon
  • Equipment Officer: Perry Ruffo
  • Assistant Equipment Officer: Drew Foley
  • Armourer: Perry Ruffo
  • Social Officer: Kieran Martin-Chittenden
  • Bladez Coordinators: Vacant
  • Member Protection Officer: Andrew Chandran
  • First Aid Co-Ordinator: Elizabeth-Kate Gulland
  • Tournament Officer: Antonio Ruffo
  • Social Media Manager: Tom Austin

Club Handicap Trophy and Competitions

The 2019 Mike Middleton Club Handicap Trophy will be presented at the Saturday session on 15 February, at 2:30pm.

The first handicap events of 2020 will be held on:
  • Foil - 8 February
  • Sabre - 15 February
  • Epee - 22 February
Upcoming state and interstate competitions (Junior)

The first state-level competitions are already coming up fast! Junior (i.e. under 20) state competitions are running on 1 and 2 February. Remember that you will need to be registered with Fencing WA before competing. Contact Fencing WA for details:

The first interstate competition of the year, also for Juniors, will be in Melbourne from 14-16 February.

Beginners' Fencing Course
Do you know someone aged 13 or above interested in trying fencing? Our first beginner's course will run from 22 February to 4 April. Registrations are now open at

How about kids aged 9-12? Contact us at about trying out at a Bladez sessions, which run from 1-2 pm on Saturdays during school terms.

Cleaned Club Equipment
Thank you very much to the volunteers who cleaned club jackets, plastrons, and breeches at the end of 2019! Could you please bring them back for the first session.

Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who have offered to stock-take and check over our other equipment during the first session.

First Aid course availability

In early February, we are organising a senior first aid certificate course for our club coaches. If you are interested in attending a first aid course yourself - either as a new trainee or for a refresher - we can include you in this course for less than an the cost of individual enrolments. This would also help to reduce club costs, as well as ensuring a good group of attendees for the course!

We estimate a cost of around $100 per person, or even less depending on numbers. Please contact us at to register your interest.

Club t-shirts

We still have some Cavaliers club t-shirts available. Contact Sven to see what we have in your size!

The ECU Cavalier School of Fencing aims to provide a safe and efficient structure with a friendly inclusive environment in which to enjoy the sport of fencing, where individual ambitions and skills may be pursued and developed.
To provide opportunities to participate and excel at all levels, with strong membership, appropriate coaching and sound resources.
• Further the sport of fencing
• Provide adequate opportunities for participation in fencing
• Encourage sportsmanship in fencing
• Endeavour to provide professional coaching and officiating by means of
  high and consistent standards, using best practice methods
• Promote sociability amongst members
• Provide efficient and effective administration
• Maintain financial viability
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We're looking forward to an exciting new decade of fencing!
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