Postponement of training

Fellow Fencers,
Yesterday evening, UTS Fencing Club received advice from our Sport Office that non-essential services at the University, including student events and club activities are to be postponed for the remainder of 2020 Autumn session.   This step is taken to minimize any impacts that COVID-19 may have on the university and the wider community.

The postponement of all ActivateUTS affiliated club activities commenced today Tuesday 17th March 2020.    Given the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of our members as well as the general community, UTS Fencing Club is fully supportive of this decision.   The club has already cancelled its Autumn Learn-to-fence program and is suspending club training and squad sessions immediately.  

UTS Sport will be regularly reviewing the situation, and the club will keep you informed of any changes.   We are looking forward to seeing and bouting with you again when the club resumes training.  In the meanwhile, please stay safe and take care of one another.

Best wishes,
Melissa (UTS Fencing Club President)

UTS O-Day Sign-ups

O-Day is on 27th of February, and the Club will be running a demo from 11.15 to 11.30am on level 3A Concourse (in the Tower Building). And of course our friendly club members will be staffing the regular O-day fencing stall.
If you’d like to register your details to have more information – please click through to the following form and someone will be in touch : https://forms.gle/RTwy7gdEP2iwn69e9

Champion Club of 2019!

Today UTS Fencing Club was awarded NSW Grand Prix ‘Champion club for Open and Veteran categories 2019’. Juanita and Dom were there to accept the award on behalf of the club.

Champion club of 2019
GP Award




Christmas/New Year break

The Club’s last night of training will be Wednesday 18th of December, and training resumes on Monday 13th of January. To all our fencers, have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year’s break – and see you in 2020!!

Congrats to our UTS medalists at the Pre-National events on Sunday

Congratulations to all our medalists from the Pre Nationals events that took place last Sunday (4th November) at the NSW Fencing Centre:

Open Men’s foil  – Silver: Andrey Tyshchenko

Open Women’s foil – Bronze: Julia Lyaschenko & Alicia Tyshchenko

Open Men’s Epee  – Bronze: Lachlan Fitzgerald

Veteran Men’s Foil – Silver: Michael Prince

Veteran Men’s Epee – Bronze: Chris Nonis

Club Day

A huge thank you to Brian, Dom, Melissa and Lee for helping out at the Fencing club stall on UTS Club Day today. And a special congratulations to our demo fencers Dom, Brian, and Lee. They put on a great show that was made even better by Brian’s smooth performance as MC.

Semester 2, 2018 Learn-to-fence program

Venue:                                 UTS Rose-Milbourne Sports Hall (RMSH), UTS City Campus
(beneath Alumni Green and adjacent to the existing UTS Fitness Centre, CB04)

Registration:                      www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=408699

Cost per program:                           UTS students: $80, UTS Staff: $90, Public: $120

What to bring:                   All participants should wear long tracksuit pants, T-shirt, sport shoes and bring along a leather or cotton gardening glove for their dominant hand.

Session structure:            Structured training, participants will learn the foundation technique, skills, strategy and rules of modern competitive fencing.  Suitable for fencers with experience from beginning to intermediate level.   For more information contact contactus@utsfencing.com

Dates:   Thursday (9th Aug, 16th Aug, 23rd Aug, 30th Aug, 13th Sept, 20th Sept ) –note there is no session on 9th Sept

Session Time:    4:00pm – 5.30pm;

Number of session:         6

UTS Fencers results at U/15 and Cadet National Championships

Well done to all our cadets and U/15 fencers for their fantastic efforts at the recent Cadet and Under 15 National Championships (11th July – 15th July 2018) that were held in Sydney.    Congratulations to our latest Australian Champions, Karen Nonis and Alisa Tyschenko for their respective gold medals in the Cadet Women’s Epee and U/15 Girl Foil events respectively.     

Karen and Katherine Wang were also selected to represent NSW A in the Cadet Women’s Epee Team which won Gold in the team event, while Alisa put in a big effort in both U/15 Girls Foil Team and Cadet Women’s Foil Team, earning a Silver as well as a Gold medal in the process.

U/15 Australian Championships

Girls Foil
Gold:                Alisa Tyshchenko

Boys Sabre:
5th place:         Ethan Kwan
11th place:       Matius Posumah

Girls Team Foil
Silver:              Alisa Tyshchenko (NSW A)

Boys Team Sabre:
Bronze:         Ethan Kwan, Matius Posumah (NSW B)


Cadet Australian Championships

Women’s Epee
Gold:                Karen Nonis
9th place:         Katherine Wang

Women’s Foil
13th place:                   Alisa Tyshchenko

Men’s Sabre
21st place:                    Nicholas Yuen
23rd place:                   Adrian Leong
24th place:                   Ethan Kwan

Women’s Foil Team
Gold:                            Alisa Tyshchenko (NSW A)

Women’s Epee Team
Gold:                            Karen Nonis, Katherine Wang (NSW A)