Ready for School Holidays?

It may feel like we’ve barely begun term 2, but school holidays are nearly here again.
Here is a quick summary of what is happening.

School Holidays

Midwinter Tournament
Saturday June 29th
Doors Open 9am.
Lunch provided at completion of competition (no later than 1pm!)
Register via the Stack Team App
More infor here: https://www.facebook.com/events/814256546755292

School Holiday Program
July Wed 3rd,
2pm. Thu 4th,10am. Sat 6th, 10am.
Suitable for complete beginners, sign up for any session via Trybooking
https://www.trybooking.com/CSWOS

Training Sessions in July
Mon 1, 6, 7pm-9pm
Tue 2, 7, 7pm-9pm
Wed 3, 10, 7pm-9pm
Sat 6, 13, 10am-12pm (piste fencing only)

U15 Teams Competition

There is a state U15 Teams competition on Sunday July 14th.
If you plan to be away during the holidays, make sure you register your interest with the coaches and get back in time to compete!

Term 3 Registrations

Signing up for the first time? Download the Stack Team App to your phone or fill in the registration form here: https://whitehorsechevaliersfencing.teamapp.com/registration_templates?_list=v1

If you are already a member, remember to log in and pay your fees for term 3.
Once a Week = Single Session, $250
Fencing at more than one sessions a week = Multi Session, $350
Only fencing at the Olinda venue? $170

NEW After School Session

As many of our sessions are now at full capacity, we are very pleased to be able to offer a new class in term 3 2024.

The new class will be a Swordplay session, aimed at primary school children in grades 2-6, run by our Head Coach Lisa Lagergren. Lisa will also be available for individual lessons after 6:30pm.

In the past we have found parents often have trouble getting to activities after school at 4:30pm, so this session will run 5pm-6:30pm similar to our Friday session.

Please note that the popular Friday session is now closed to new fencers aged under 12.

Welcome to Term 2

All classes resume for term 2 from Monday April 24th.
For most of our fencers this term represents a break from competitions, and a chance to build their skills for a busy second half of the year.

Saturday

9am – 10:30: Swordplay & Swordcraft

9am-10:30: Adult Beginner Class, starting April 29th.
Register Here: https://www.trybooking.com/CGICI

10:30-12:30: Epee and Sabre Squads (Junior & Senior)
Please note the new start time for Epee!

Monday

7pm-9pm: Women’s Epee and Sabre training

7pm-8:30pm: Women’s Beginner Course, starting May 1st.
Register Here: https://www.trybooking.com/CGICG

Tuesday

7pm-9pm: Sabre Squad

Wednesday

7pm-9pm: Epee Training – Beginners Welcome.

Thursday

6pm-8pm: Epee training

6:30pm-8pm: Adult Beginner Course, starting May 4th.
Register Here: https://www.trybooking.com/CGICN

Friday

5pm-6:30pm: Swordcraft & Junior Sabre training

Lockdown Activities

Looks like this could take a while, so here are some fencing activities for you to try while at home!

We have daily 5-min challenges going up on our YouTube account. Here is a link to the first one, you can subscribe to be notified of each update!
https://youtu.be/Zp2YBbx53wU

The Head Coach has also put together some training ideas for our younger fencers.
Sabre Fencing for Kids Playlist

Fencing Wordsearch
Fencing Crossword
Word Jumble

Colouring Sheets –
Wheelchair Fencing
Fencing Worksheet
Olympic Fencing
Musketeers
Daffy Duck
Mouseketeers
Puss in Boots
Barbie
Barbie Musketeers

Term 3 Fencing

We’ve all survived another lock-down! Are you ready to fence?

We’ve received another grant! Many thanks to the Victorian Government and Change Our Game for the Community Activation Grants Round 2.
This grant will enable us to run more introductory classes, targeting young women and girls. There is also provision for more development work for our coaches.

So in term 3 you can look forward to:

Fridays 5pm-6:30pm, U12 Junior Class. Beginners Welcome.
Saturdays 9am, U12 Junior class and 12+ Beginner course starting July 17th.
Mondays 7pm, Women’s Fencing Class. Beginners course starts August 2nd.
Tuesdays 7pm, Beginners Course – TBA.
Thursdays 6pm, Epee at Olinda. Beginners Welcome.

After-School Fencing is Back!

We’ve always struggled to find an appropriate venue to run an after-school class, but patience is a virtue.

We have now secured Friday evenings in the stadium of the Nunawading Community Hub. This is a huge space, easy to access and park, close to the Eastern Freeway, Maroondah Highway, and the Belgrave/Lilydale train line.

So for term 2, starting April 30th, we are excited to offer 2 new classes on Friday nights. Beginners are welcome!

5pm-6:30pm – U13 Fencing. Suitable for ages 7-12.
6:30pm-8pm – U20 Fencing. Ages 12 – 19.

But wait, there’s more!
We’re still spending grant money, and have been able to subsidise these classes to help get them started.
This means you get the whole of term 2, all coaching and equipment provided, for just $120.

Sign up online: https://www.trybooking.com/BQLUN

Learn to Fence, All ages 7+

Easter Training Camp

Boost your fencing skills with our 4-day training camp.

Saturday and Sunday will be in the stadium of the Nunawading Community Hub.
Monday and Tuesday evenings are in our Mitcham venue, the Durkin Hall in St John’s primary school.

This camp is suitable for anyone who enjoys fencing sabre or epee, and wants to do more.

Sign up here: www.trybooking.com/BPMSI
Facebook Event here: www.facebook.com/events/407878550474306

Flyer here:

Saturday 9am-3pm.

Nunawading Community Hub

We start with some warm-up and drills, followed by a short masterclass on sabre refereeing for the sabreurs.
Epeeists will be training with Nick Mihailescu, while the sabreurs move onto the pistes for lots of fencing.
Get to know everyone better over the provided lunch, then take a seat while we talk about analysing your performance in the pools and how to use that to improve your fencing.

Speaking of pools, it’s not part of the camp, but Aqualink Nunawading is 5 mins down Springvale Road.  If you need some aquatic therapy after a hard day of fencing, adults can swim for under $8, kids under $6.
Spa, Sauna and Steam is available for ages 16+ for an extra $5.

 

Sunday 10am-3pm.

Nunawading Community Hub

We’ll start the day with a discussion over your beverage of choice, on planning your training.
Then we split both sabreurs and epeeists into 2 groups, one working with a qualified fitness trainer on their physical conditioning, the other doing technical training with coaches. 
Bring a cut lunch, it’s a busy day.
We finish the day a general Q&A session.
 

Monday 7pm-9pm.

St John’s Primary School, Mitcham

Time to put the weekend training into practice.  Back on the pistes, we’ll be creating some interesting scenarios for you to try and fence. 
 

Tuesday 7pm-9pm.

St John’s Primary School, Mitcham

Can we do an exhaustive DE (Direct elimination for all ranking places) in just 2 hours?  We’re about to find out…

Return To Sport 2 – Revenge of the Sport

We are back!
Or at least, partly back.

Training for U18s resumes on Tuesday November 10th in our usual venue at St Johns primary school at 7pm. We are hoping to welcome back our adult members later in the month.

Thursdays will resume for U18s at 6pm in the Olinda Community Hall from the 12th.

Saturdays resume for U18s at 10:30am on November 14th.
Please note that Saturdays are also at St Johns, 494 Whitehorse Rd Mitcham for the rest of the year. 10:30am-12:30pm only.

E-mails have been sent out with full details and our Covid-safe plans. If you haven’t received them, please get in touch with the committee!

Make sure you bring a face mask if you are aged 12+, water bottle, and your own personal kit (either purchased or hired from the club).
You also need to sign up via Sign-up Genius.

For your easy reference, here are the documents you need to look at before you come back to fencing, and the links to sign up for sessions.

Sign-up Genius Links

This is the link for Tuesdays at Mitchamhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544ada72baafc1-tuesday
This is the link for Saturdays at Mitchamhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544ada72baafc1-tuesday1
This is the link for Thursdays at Olindahttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544ADA72BAAFC1-olinda

Covid-Safe Documents

Return to Play Plan

Covid-Safe Plan for Mitcham

Covid-Safe Principles