Nunawading venue

Based in the City of Whitehorse, we can be found training in the stadium at the Nunawading Community Centre on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.  We train most weeks of the year, except for long weekends and a Christmas break from mid-December to mid-January.

Doors open at 9am, group classes begin at 9:30am, check the timetable on the Group Classes page for class details. Typically, classes include warm-up, physical conditioning, footwork and group drills, followed by fencing on the electric pistes.

Visitors are welcome; there is a $20 visitor fee.  All visitors must be affiliated with their state or national fencing association.  Club equipment is available for use if required.

During school terms, we have classes in sabre for ages 7+, and epee for ages 11+.   Individual lessons and free-bouting practice can generally take place alongside classes.  

Saturdays are our busiest session, so please note we can only accommodate new beginners during school holidays and the first 2 weeks of term. After this, you can still join a beginner class at one of the other training sessions, then join a Saturday group once you have mastered the basics.

This is a family friendly session.  There is plenty of seating for non-fencers, and a carpeted annex and kitchenette available.  For fencing parents of young children, there is an informal arrangement to share child-minding to enable parents to fence.  If both parents and kids are fencing, the junior class for ages U10 runs alongside the older fencing classes, and kids with sufficient experience can free-fence on the electric pistes.

Location

Nunawading Community Centre, 
16-20 Silver Grove
Nunawading, 3131

There are changing facilities on site and there is plenty of 4hr parking.

The building is kept locked on weekends – we usually have the rear doors to the stadium open, but please contact us for assistance if you need to.

The Nunawading train station and bus stop are next to the centre.


Coaching

Lisa Lagergren, a level 1 foil, sabre and epee coach, takes the Swordplay, Sabre Squad, and provides individual lessons.  
Nick Mihailescu, a level 3 epee coach, coaches the Epee class and provides individual lessons.
Tim Davis, a level 1 sabre coach, coaches our Novice sabreurs and provides individual lessons.
Caroline Fittall is our sports trainer, providing fitness and footwork training and general coaching support.

All coaching staff have First Aid qualifications and WWCC.
Group drills are run on a regular basis, and individual lessons available by appointment at standard rates.
See the Coaching page for more information on individual lessons.

Contact

0450 556 330