Silversword Fencing Academy’s Fencer’s Game Plan for Success

Winning is great and we all love to bite on the medal at the end of a comp BUT wining is not always a sign of success. If you are the under 17 National Champion and you win a gold medal against novices in a regional competition that is not success. But the same fencer […]

May 29, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: Producing Local Fencing Champions

The Silversword Fencing Academy, Helensburgh’s own fencing club is growing and in recent months has put together a string of successes. With six of the Academy’s fencers now invited to be part of the NSW Fencing Squad, and currently ranked in 3rd place overall in NSW this little Helensburgh club is hitting well above it’s […]

May 16, 2017 Blog, News

5 Tips for Being Lighter on Your Feet

One of the most important attributes of any sport is good footwork. When it comes to fencing, speed and quickness are important but being light on your feet is paramount. Here are some ways to step up your footwork game. Take Your Shoes Off It sounds silly, but your shoes aren’t doing the work – […]

May 14, 2017 Blog

3 Reasons You Should Take Up the Sport of Fencing This Winter

As April soon gives way to May with the approach of winter, you might feel the stretch of underworked muscles and wonder how you can keep your competitive edge and stay in shape during the cold months. The sport of fencing is undertaken indoors, and offers a number of health benefits that make it an […]

April 13, 2017 Blog, News

Darcy Herod-Welsh Under 11 Champion of the Tri-State Championship

Darcy Herod-Welsh, age 10 was the undefeated under 11s fencing champion at the Tri-State Championships held in Canberra on the 8th of April 2017. Darcy won gold at the tri-state championship which is held annually in Canberra in multiple weapons and age disciplines. Darcy has been fencing for just over a year. He started at […]

April 9, 2017 Blog, News

Tips for Travelling to Fencing Tournaments With Kids

Is your little one excelling at fencing? Congratulations! You just might have a real prodigy on your hands. If you’re considering entering your first tournament or competition, know that often at least a modicum of travel is required. When you have children in tow, both long and short trips can become challenging; little ones get […]

March 15, 2017 Blog

Silversword Fencing Academy – Eight Silversword fencers achieved top eight of the state

Two very proud Silversword Academy coaches at the Roberta Nutt Shield (U15 Foil) fencers competition on Saturday 18 Feb 2017. From Jack we saw intelligent, determined, focused and consistent fencing. In a field of 31 competitors he finished in the top 8, losing his final bout by a mere 1 point. And Mei-Mei came home with […]

February 19, 2017 Blog, News

Learn Fencing at School

Most of us can remember being taught some specific skills or sports during our physical education class that might have led us to follow up with more training and a passion for a specific sport. Some of the sports and skills introduced may have been gymnastics, wrestling or even fencing as well as the usual […]

February 10, 2017 Blog, News

Fencing in the Olympics

Sport fencing has a long and colorful history. Something that many don’t know is that fencing is one of the original Olympic Games, having been a competition since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. This is a very versatile sport that features different categories within the Olympic parameters and many others outside the Olympics. […]

January 25, 2017 Blog, News

Silversword Fencing Academy: 2016 Press Release and The End of the Year Report

  Silversword Fencing Academy:  Top 10 for 2016 A little over a year ago, Silversword Fencing Academy set up its club at Helensburgh Community Centre. At the time, star local fencer and IAS Mercury Tobin Award winner, Courtney Buchanan was about to head off to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in South Africa. […]

January 15, 2017 Blog, News
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