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'Learn to Fence' Holiday Programme 25-28th September 2023

We are running our popular holiday programme in the upcoming school holidays. This is a great introductory course for anyone who is new to fencing and wants to learn the basics. It is also suited to those who have basic experience and are keen to improve their skills. The 4-day course is fun, interactive and the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonderful sport of fencing! Our coach:

Cancelled: Holiday Programme NEXT WEEK

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our holiday programme next week. We look forward to seeing our members back next term and any new members are welcome to enquire regarding trialing a class at any time. We are running our popular Holiday Programme again in these upcoming October school holidays! This is a great introductory course for anyone who is new to fencing and wants to learn the bas

Holiday Programme coming up!

We are running our popular Holiday Programme again in these upcoming September school holidays! This is a great introductory course for anyone who is new to fencing and wants to learn the basics. It's also suited to those who have basic experience and are keen to spend some extra time perfecting their skills. Run by our very popular Coach Daniel Chan, this 4-day intensive course is fun, interacti

Holiday Programe - July School Holidays

We are running our fun and interactive holiday programme these upcoming July school holidays for anyone who wishes to give fencing a go and see what it's all about! Designed to give new students the basics of fencing and the skills for participation in our club's term classes, if you decide that fencing is for you! These classes are engaging, interesting, a workout and most of all, fun! 

We're back up and running!

It's great to be into Level 2 now and to have our club back up and running (with appropriate safety measures in place). Do drop us a line if you are keen to give fencing a go or would like to know more about our club nights and what fencing is all about. Email Catherine at for more information.

COVID-19 Update

As you are no doubt already aware, the Government has moved New Zealand to a Level 4 Alert, meaning we must all now stay home. All of our fencing classes are currently suspended and we have cancelled the plans for our upcoming holiday programme. We will keep you updated as things evolve and we look forward to seeing all our members and their families back at fencing as soon as we can! I

Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to 2020! We are excited for classes to be starting back this week! Our Tuesday class with Coach Daniel begins this Tuesday, 18th February at 4:30pm. Our new Thursday class starts this week on the 20th and runs from 4-6pm with Coach Daniel. Wayne’s Monday class begins next week on February 24th. We look forward to an exciting year for our fencers! If you’re interested in

End of Year Competition

We recently held an end of year competition for our Wellington South Fencing Club members and their families and it was a huge success! We had a large turnout of competitors and heaps of parent support, making this a fun and memorable day for everyone involved. What a great way to celebrate the success of our fencers for 2019!

October Holiday Programme - Register now!

The holidays are coming around quickly and that means we will be running another one of our successful holiday programmes, in the first week of the upcoming October school holidays! This is for anyone who is keen to give fencing a go and develop their skills. Check out the flyer for more information and email to register, before spaces run out!

Fencing Central Opens 2019

Register now for the Fencing Central Opens 2019, coming up in October. This will be held from 12-13 October in Havelock North. Email for more information and to register.

Introduction to Fencing Holiday Programme

We are hosting another one of our successful holiday programmes in the first week of the upcoming July school holidays. This is for anyone who is keen to give fencing a go. Check out the flyer below for more information and email to register before spaces run out!

Central Secondary School Individual Champs 2019

This year's Central Secondary School Individual Champs tournament takes place  next weekend  (June 15 & 16) in Brooklyn. Below is the entry form - registration is required by this Thursday, 13 June. Please inform ASAP of attendance by following the link.

Fencing Central Champs - 2019

Calling all Fencers! Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2019 Fencing Central Championships and Team Foil and Team Epee Challenges. The event will be especially compelling because Coach Wayne Cui will be hosting several fencers from China who will complete in this competition. This should be an excellent way to get exposure to fencing international fencers

Easter 2019 Holiday Programme

We are hosting another one of our successful Holiday Programmes next week, for anyone who is interested in getting a taste for fencing and learning some of the basics. Please email Catherine at if you would like to register.

2019 Classes Commence 18th/19th February

Welcome to 2019!  This is going to be another fantastic year on the fencing circuit with a full schedule of tournaments and events and some interesting surprises yet to be confirmed. We're sure you're going to love it! Due to an existing booking at The Hub we unable to commence classes until Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February but we're looking forward to getting back into the swing of

January 2019 Training Camp

SUMMER PRE-SEASON TRAINING CAMP Wellington South Fencing Club is pleased to host this pre-season training camp for experienced competitive epeeists and foilists from across Wellington who want to prepare for the 2019 season. Dates: Tuesday, 22 January – Thursday 24 January Time: 10am-12pm, lunchbreak, 1:30-3:30pm Venue: The Hub, Toitu Poneke, 3 Kilbirnie Cres, Kilbirnie, Wellingt

Term 3 School Holiday Programme

Thats right, Fencing for Beginners with coach Daniel Chan, is back in the second week of October. Check out the poster for all the details.

Armoury Session

Learn to diagnose and fix problems with your gear, under the instruction of Daniel Chan. This will be very timely for those heading away to the National Secondary Schools. When: 12.30pm – 2.30pm Saturday 25 August 2018 Where: Wellington Swords Club building, Tanera Park, 8 Tanera Cresc, Brooklyn Cost: $10.00 per person. Tools and equipment are extra (but not very costly) Bring:

Term 2 Classes commencing Monday 23rd July

We welcome present and new members to Term 2 with training starting next week. New members should contact the club to determine the appropriate class to join.

1st place at National Secondary School Champs

The national fencing calendar is full of great opportunities for our students to participate in a wide range of tournaments. In June we had Cooper, Vinh and Leon represent Wellington South Fencing Club and their school, Scots College, at the National Secondary School Championships. The team placed 1st in the Mixed Team Foil! As a club we encourage participation and application of our sport in

School Holiday Programme

School Holiday Programmes Wellington South Fencing Club runs school holiday programmes a couple of times each year. These intensive courses effectively provide a terms worth of classes within 4-5 days. This is a great opportunity for beginners or juniors to develop a solid foundation for fencing or for senior to work in smaller groups to extend their skills.  

We're in the paper

Thanks to the Cook Strait Times for featuring our club in their Thursday 21st June edition. 

We're moving!

It with excitement that we inform you all that from June 2018 Wellington South Fencing Club will be relocating to a new long-term home at The Hub. The Hub, originally the Poneke Rugby Club Rooms, has recently undergone a major transformation to become a multi-purpose venue suitable for club, community, business, family, training, sport and meeting activities. We belie

National Championship Success

Great results from the NZ Under 15 and Under 17 Championships last weekend. WSFC are proud to announce the following achievements: U15 Boys Foil 1st Vinh Peckler 3rd Lucas Ward 7th Cooper Gouge 15th Nolan Peterson Cadet Mens Foil 3rd Lucas Ward 7th Vinh Peckler 19th Cooper Gouge Well done to all competitors.

How learning to fence also taught me about life, the universe...

How learning to fence also taught me about life, the universe, and everything. By Jacqueline Kory Fencing: More than parries and ripostes. I used to a fence a lot. For ten years, I picked up a foil and went on guard on the strip two, three, sometimes five days a week. Or more, with tournaments on weekends. I was not alone: my teammates did the same. Yet despite the dedication so many of us

Beginners Course starting Monday 19th March at 6pm.

Keen to give it a go? Join us at the ASB Sports Centre on Monday 19th March at 6pm for our next Beginners Course. The 5-week Beginners Course encompasses all the basics of fencing from the typical en-guarde position, to cunning attacks and ripostes. This course is designed to give you a thorough 'taste' for the sports enabling you to progress into the club environment as a safe sword f

Why Your Kids Should Try Fencing

An Interview with Iris Zimmermann by Iris Zimmermann, Olympic foil fencer from the 2000 games, along with her sister and fellow Olympian, Felicia Zimmermann (1996 and 2000), are the co-owners of the Rochester Fencing Club. Born and raised just outside of Rochester, NY, Iris and Felicia are honored to be the first sisters ever to be inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame.