Welcome to the Melbourne University Fencing Club website. Here you can find everything you need to know about the club and hopefully a lot a useful information about fencing. The Melbourne University Fencing club is a social sports club for fencers and individuals who want to learn how to fence. We welcome beginners, intermediates and experts alike. At the club we run fencing training activities such as footwork sessions and casual sparring. Fencing is an incredible sport that takes discipline and stamina. We have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere during training sessions, so it's a great place to learn and try new things. Fencing at Melbourne University Club is a great way to unwind and exercise. For those looking to test their fencing skills we also run a ladder competition for anyone who wishes to compete. To join our club and start fencing, simply fill out our membership form and visit a session!
Yes! Our club is always open to fencers of any level. Our only condition for members new to fencing is that you complete our beginner's course. The course provides 8 practical lessons with our resident coach for an introduction to and learning the basics of fencing. Once you have completed the course, you are free to attend any and all of our fencing sessions and fence with the rest of us!
We run the course twice during the academic year. Both courses commence at the start of the semesters. To join, please attend one of our Friday sessions and complete the membership sign-up process. Please note that you must join at the start of the course. Beginners will not be able to join the course or the club mid-way through a course. To find when our next beginners course starts, please see our news & updates page.
Nope. At our club we provide all the necessary equipment you need to fence. As a beginner you might not be using the full gear and blades to start out, but once you have completed the course, you will be able to use any club gear to bout on full electrics. For more information on equipment provided please see our equipment page.
Our annual club membership fee is $100AUD for Melbourne University students. For non Melbourne University students our fee is $160AUD. This amount gives you full membership for the entirety of the academic year.
In addition to the membership fee there is a $30AUD price for the beginners course.
As a social club, we support any and all who wish to try out fencing. Our club is mostly comprised of university students and alumni. Even if you are not affiliated with the university or fencing we invite you to come try the sport! For beginner fencers under the age of 18 or not enrolled in university we would recommend Fencing Victoria (the regional state association for fencing) as an alternative excellent place to start your fencing journey.
Yes. If you already know how to fence and have done so at a previous club or location you can join our club at anytime. To join the club, please attend one of our Friday sessions and speak to a committee member to complete your sign up.
To join the club you need to pay your membership fee and complete the sign up form. Registration and payment needs to be completed with one of our committee members at the start of one of our training sessions. For more information on membership fees and how to sign up please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Melbourne University Fencing Club is predominantly a social club. Our members love to come fence and have fun! Although we do have amongst our ranks some state-wide and nationally ranked fencers, our training sessions are not geared towards high-performance or competitive fencing. So if you want to fence in a relaxed and socially-orientated atmosphere, this is the club for you!
The MU fencing club is made up of members with many different levels of experience. For those who have never fenced before, there is an introductory beginner class each semester. And for those with more experienced, you can attend guided fencing exercises and footwork session before jumping into some bouts. Fencing at the club is a sure fire way to learn exciting new things about the sport.
It's always great fun to meet new faces behind the masks. At the MU fencing club we enjoy the social aspects of the sport as much as the fencing itself!
You can look forward to seeing friendly and familiar faces at the club when you start to train with us.
Put your swordsmanship to the test! We have full electric equipment and enough foils, lames and epees to spare. On Friday sessions we all gear up and have some friendly bouts. On the piste there are always a great variety of styles and techniques. Fencers looking to test your mettle against new opponents look no further. For those looking to get into fencing, think you have what it takes to join the ranks of MU fencing's finest?
We are introducing ladder ranking at the club! For fencers looking for an extra challenge and an opportunity to push themselves, this ladder is for you.
New season starts 2019