Club membership provides you with access to club training, events and communications. We are a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers – your membership fees pay for venues, coaches and shared equipment, and the costs of meeting our legal and affiliation obligations.
All club members must be registered with Fencing Victoria.
Club membership fees can be paid by monthly direct debit, four term payments, or with a single annual payment made before January 31st.
You can change your membership category at any time by contacting the club treasurer: email@example.com.
Covid-19 and Fencing Equipment
Because we need to ensure equipment is not shared between fencers, we have had to update our equipment policy.
Beginner trials and courses – all equipment will be provided, and cleaned between sessions.
Novice fencers and members experiencing financial difficulties will be able to hire a set of club kit for a small fee each term. Availability is limited.
All other fencers should seek to purchase their own equipment. Specifically; mask, jacket, and glove. (Starter Pack)
The club will try to facilitate sale and purchase of 2nd hand equipment.
New Members – Paying Your Membership
This is a 2-stage process.First
you need to fill out your information online and pay $35 to Fencing Victoria for your affiliation:
The link to register is here: Fencing Victoria Club Portal
Use the “Sign Up” link to create a new account.
, you need to pay for club membership and send an e-mail to the club treasurer to confirm.
The club Treasurer’s e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pay by direct deposit to the cub bank account, or by direct debit for automated monthly payments.
You can set up direct debit payments here: Integrapay Online Form
There is also a one-off set-up fee of $90 which covers overhead costs. This can be paid direct to the club account, or the treasurer can modify your first direct debit payment to include it.
Membership categories and costs are below.
Members – Renewing Your Membership
Membership needs to be renewed in January each year.
Watch your e-mail in Dec/Jan for a notice that will give you full instructions (the process sometimes changes). You will need to affiliate with Fencing Victoria for the new year.
If you pay by direct debit, your payments will continue automatically unless you contact us to cancel them. Please remember to give the treasurer 14 days notice.
Membership must be renewed by the cut-off date, otherwise you will be processed as a new member and need to pay the set-up fee again.
As a rule of thumb, your January membership payment covers the overhead costs, while Feb-Dec covers the running costs. If you don’t pay for January, we have to recover the cost.
Single Session Membership:
Access to a single nominated training session. Free use of club equipment at that session. Access up to 2 free “make-up” sessions per term/quarter if you miss your nominated session. Access other sessions with payment of visitor fee.
Some sessions run at discounted rates, check specific session pages for more information.
Multi Session Membership:
Access to all age-appropriate fencing classes, sessions and activities. Free use of club equipment at all sessions.
Non-fencing membership. If you are unable to fence for a while, ask to convert your membership to social until you are ready to resume. Also suitable for volunteers and supporters who require affiliation. Access up to 2 fencing sessions per term with payment of visitor fee
Family discounts are available for multiple fencers living at the same address. Please contact the treasurer for more information.
Visitors are welcome at all club sessions, however fencers must be affiliated with their state or national fencing association. There is a visitor fee of $20 per session, which includes participation in any suitable group classes.
Visitor fees can be paid by direct debit or direct deposit for frequent visitors.
2020 WCFC Membership Rates
Single session membership
$80 per month (12 payments)
$225 per term (4 payments)
$875 single annual payment
Multi session membership
$105 per month (12 payments)
$305 per term (4 payments)
$1,180 single annual payment
$58 per month (12 payments)
$160 per term (4 payments)
$625 single annual payment
$90 annual fee – social membership
$20 session fee – visitor
As fencing is a sport most people have limited knowledge of, prospective members are welcome to have a go to see if the sport is right for them before signing up. They can participate in a free trial session at the start of each term, or attend one of our school holiday activities.
2019 Registration Step-By-Step Guide (PDF)
Register Online via Fencing Victoria
Setup Your Direct Debit