The Wagga Wagga Fencing Club began as an interest group run through the local community college. As interest grew we set out on our own. In 2007, with the support of his students, Julian formed the Wagga Wagga Fencing Club. Within a month or two of opening the Club’s fencers competed at the ACT Fencing Association Open Championships. These Championships would prove to be a happy hunting ground for the Club. In 2007 Wagga fencers took 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places in the Men’s Novice Foil and 3rd in the Women’s Novice Foil divisions. 2010 produced 1st in the Women’s Novice Foil, 2nd and 3rd in the Men’s Novice Foil and 1st in the Open Women’s Sabre. In 2007 the Club produced the State Novice Champion in Riley Burke, and in 2008 Kim Manton was the NSW Women’s Novice Fencer of the Year.
Many of the Club’s fencers are recreational, and enjoy the health and fitness aspect of the sport. Beginners start at 8-10 years old and go through to over 50 (there is no age limit).
We have had a number of homes, including an old chinese restaurant. In 2012 the Club moved to the hall at the Wagga Wagga Public school.
In 2015 the Riverina Anglican College began it's own fencing club under the umbrella of the WWFC. The club is hoping that other schools will follow suit. training for the TRAC Club is on Wednesdays 3.30-5.00.
The Club offers beginner classes and group lessons on
Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 11.00am
Saturday 11.00 - 12.00noon.
Individual lessons for those who want to take the competitive side of fencing a little more seriously, or for those who just want to hone or consolidate their skills are available. These sessions are between 11.00-12.00 on Saturday and 5.30-6.15 on Wednesday. This does not mean that you have to attend these sessions to compete. Everyone is able to compete, but for those who wish to take the next step to increase their competitive edge this is a good idea for you (of course on Wednesday you can stay and enjoy the club sessions).
The Club operates on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm 'till 9.00pm (if it is a quiet night we may close early so don't turn up at 8.50)
The Club also offers a schools program either for sport or as a part of PDHPE. We are also available to give demonstration lessons.
Wednesday: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 12.00noon
We are at:
Cnr of Gurwood and Simmons Sts
Park in the staff parking off Simmons St and come on to the hall