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14 June 2020

Fencing at Cavs is starting again!

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🥳 Fencing at Cavs is starting again from next week! 🥳


Our normal venue, ECU Sport and Fitness Mt Lawley, is opening for club sessions from Monday 15th June. We will all need to do our part in following COVID-19 Safe rules, both for the safety and wellbeing of our members and the public and to ensure that the venue can remain open for us and others.

You can download the club's COVID Safety Plan here.

Arriving and Departing
Doors to the gym will be locked - all entries must be via the lift in the car park. This is because of state laws requiring entrance via a reception area. Maximum of four people at a time in the lift, to maintain social distancing. 

The underground car park can be used on weekends and from 4:30pm onwards on weekdays without penalties. Or you can park outside and walk down to the lift via the stairs on the left of the north entrance. 

Upon arrival, every attendee must enter their contact details into the session's register, which will be available in the court. This is a requirement for entry. If you are feeling unwell, are in close contact with a suspected case of COVID-19, or have recently returned from overseas, do not come to a fencing session. 

We will be following the AFF/AIS COVID-times mantra of get in - train - get out: for the time being, only fencers and coaches can enter the venue - no spectators, social members or family members*. All fencers must hold FWA state memberships. We have a maximum number of 50 people because the combined indoor courts, including other clubs' bookings, have a legal limit of 100 persons. The venue will not be allowing any casual entries - only club members for booked sessions and people who have booked gym sessions. 

* Note: junior fencers under 16 may have a maximum of one non-fencing guardian attending, subject to number limits.

What to do and expect
Scoring equipment: set-up and take-down of scoring equipment will be done by assigned volunteers, who will clean their hands beforehand and afterwards. All equipment will be sanitised before and after use. Remote controls will not be available.

Distancing and Hygiene: remember to wash your hands well and often and remember no handshakes after bouts. Hand sanitisers will be available at the venue entrances and also at each pair of scoring boxes on the pistes. We expect everyone to use the sanitisers before and after clipping on to scoring equipment. Maintain social distancing (2sqm each - stay 1.5m apart) including when refereeing, between bouts, and during drop-off of fencers.

Personal equipment: You must not share any fencing equipment (weapons, body/mask wires, gloves or other protective clothing). If you hire equipment from the club, we will allocate you a set of gear to use and maintain. You can see more details in newsletter #4, emailed on 3 June. 

Venue facilities: the changerooms and water fountains at the venue can be used, but please keep to social distancing guidelines. Water fountains should only be used for refilling bottles - every fencer should bring their own (unshared!) water bottle. 

Session Times 
Some session times will change, as the venue can only open whilst staffed. Also, due to the requirement for sanitising equipment after use, all bouts must finish half an hour before the end of a session.

  • Monday evenings (State Foil Training) - 6-8pm. Fencing bouts end by 7:30pm.
  • Wednesday evenings: 6:30-9pm. Fencing bouts end by 8:30pm.
  • Saturday afternoons*: 2-4:30pm. Fencing bouts end by 4pm

* Bladez sessions will start at 1pm from July - see the Bladez & Beginners section below.

Beginners & Bladez
Beginners & Bladez sessions will be starting around school term three, which will let us refine our new ways of working beforehand. We will be emailing details to these groups within the next month. The unconfirmed start dates are 18 July for Beginners and 25 July for Bladez.

More Information
ECU Sports & Fitness and Cavalier School of Fencing recommend that the COVIDSafe App be downloaded and used, although this will not be enforced. 

For information about membership, including how your term two and three fees will be credited, please check out our newsletter #4 and the 3 April email update. 


Looking forward to seeing you on the piste! 



 
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Mission
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.
Vision 
To provide opportunities to participate and excel at all levels, with strong membership, appropriate coaching and sound resources.
Goals
• 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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