Congratulations to our sabre coach Tim Davis for another set of outstanding wins in New Zealand. At the New Zealand National Championships, Tim won gold in sabre, silver in foil and bronze in epee. He also won the trophy for overall best fencer.
We want to expand our programs in 2018, and to do this we need more coaching staff!
This includes paid roles for assistant coaches!
The pay rate may vary depending on experience and extent of class coaching taken on. This position is an entry-level position, we are happy to accept new coaches into the role and to assist with your further development.
Assist the head coach with running classes and supervising fencers.
This may include running warm-ups, group drills, stretching and fitness training.
Share responsibility for maintaining a safe and inclusive club training environment
Provide a positive and supportive environment for all fencers
Support fencers at competitions where appropriate.
Maintain and develop your coaching skills and accreditation.
Hours to be covered by one or more assistant coaches include:
Opportunities to coach during Mon-Fri business hours, and additional evenings later in the 2018 may also be available if desired. Assistant coach role is suitable for job sharing.
Attendance for at least 90% of agreed timeslot(s) is required.
Skills and Competencies
At least a Level 0 coaching qualification, or commitment to acquire this by Q1 2018.
Appropriate affiliation with Fencing Victoria (coach or full)
Working with Children Check
Ability to manage a group of up to 12 fencers, with guidance from the head coach.
Willingness to work with a variety of ages and skill levels
Lead by example to teach respect, timeliness and responsibility to young fencers.
To help everyone prepare, we’d like to invite all epeeists and sabreurs to join our training sessions on Tuesday June 27th, and Saturday July 1st. On these days we will waive visitor fees for anyone who signs up for the Midwinter Tournament!
The aim is to have Tuesday as a big sabre night (starting 7:30pm), and Saturday as a big epee session (starting 10am). But all visitors are welcome at both sessions.
So come fence us for fun prior to the competition, no RSVP necessary.
Learn the basics of fencing using foam weapons and fun games. Suitable for kids with no prior fencing experience. $5 per person
11:30 – 12:30 : Sabre Fencing
For ages 10+, learn to fence with the sabre. If you’re keen, join us again after lunch to test your new skills using electric scoring equipment. Suitable for older kids and teens with little or no prior fencing experience. $10 per person
1pm – 2pm : Competition Sabre Fencing
Suitable for anyone who has at least held a sabre sometime today and knows which end is which. Step onto the electric pistes and see how it feels to fight under pressure. $10 per person.
10am – 11am : Footwork Frenzy
Put some effort into improving and making the most of this vital aspect of your fencing game.
11:30 – 12:30 : Practice Makes Perfect
Add some bladework to your amazing footwork in these drills and watch your opponents flee in terror (maybe).
1pm – 2pm : Competition Fencing
Step onto the electric pistes and see how many bouts you can complete in an hour. Keep a record of your stats – there may be prizes.
Cost is just $25!
The main focus is likely to be sabre, but we will happily provide for foil and epee as well.
Our club will be hosting a team competition for U13 foilists. All clubs are invited to send a team or two. It will be a friendly atmosphere for the young fencers to gain experience and meet other fencers in their age group.
Sunday May 7th
Central Ringwood Community Centre
Bedford Park, Bedford Road, Ringwood.
Close to Ringwood train station, car parking on site. Lunch & snacks available at the canteen.
Roll Call: 10am Awards: 2pm (or thereabouts) Entry Fee: $30 for one team, or $50 for two. Entries Due: Monday May 1st Email Entries to:firstname.lastname@example.org Equipment Req: As for Fencing Victoria Category 2 competitions Format: We’re aiming to provide all fencers with 3 team matches, exact format will depend on the number of teams.