Competitions and Awards



We run a continuous epee competition on Wednesday nights - all present fencers are included in a pool, and fence bouts to 5 hits. Victories are recorded and kept from week to week, and a winner is announced each term, and an overall victor at the end of the year. 

End of year events

We end each fencing year with our club competitions, and Saturday BBQ and an awards night.

Kids' competitions: Festive Foil, Elves' Epee, Santa's Sabre (open to our Saturday and Monday junior class fencers)

Adult competitions: Unexpected Epee (one-touch epee, open to all club members) 



Clubs sometimes organise friendly competitions externally to the official Fencing SA state calendar. We have an ongoing tournament with the Adelaide Hills Fencing Club: the Golden Gauntlet. This is run in the later half of the year, and involves a junior foil team and senior epee team event, usually with dinner and a movie. More information is provided in the e-newsletters. 


State Competitions

The State Competition calendar is written and published each year by Fencing SA. Competitions are offered in the following grades: U11, U13, U15, U17/20 (all foil), U17/20 epee and sabre, Open (all three weapons), Veteran (foil and epee), Novice foil, Intermediate foil and epee, Youth Intermediate foil.

Click here for more information on State Competitions. 

School-age fencers also have the opportunity to represent the club in the School-Age Foil Team League, fenced on Thursday nights in terms 2 and 3. There are three categories of teams: junior boys (all in year 8 and below), senior boys (year 9 and above) and girls (any age but single sex). Information for ASC fencers about this competition is released in term 1, and is included in the e-newsletter. 


National Competitions

The Australian Fencing Federation run competitions throughout the year, in different cities. National competitions are offered in U15, U17, U20, U23, Open and Veteran categories. The AFF also have school individual and school team competitions. Fencers can also compete for their University at the annual Unigames. NSW Fencing Association invite fencers from all states to compete in the annual teams event, the Friendship Cup, held in November to coincide with their U11 and U13 state championships. 

Click here for information on AFF National Events 


Member Recognition

Club Awards 

Introduced in 2012, these awards are given at the end of each year to recognise the achievements of our fencers and members:

Encouragement Awards: given to two (or more) young fencers who have shown improvement, enthusiasm and promise over the year.

President's Award: given to a member of the club community in recognition of service to the club off the piste. 

Coaches' Award: given to one senior fencer and one junior fencer in recognition of service to the club on the piste. 

  Spirit of the Club President's Award Coaches Award Encouragement Awards

Leighlan Doe

Maria Rawson

Junior: Georgina Rawson
Senior: Steve Howlett

Zoe Scobie
Louis Bick


Ian Alderson

Ursula Menz

Rob & Kerri Thomas

Junior: Will Campbell & Leighlan Doe

Senior: Simon Bowering

Rylie Henderson

Dan Vine-Hall 


Iain Davidson

Barb Oerman

Allan Pring

Junior: Lachie Oerman & Ben Alderson

Senior: Anna Foale

Micheal Davey

Alokha Sueriander

2013 Stuart Marshall Bruce Oerman & Brett Aistrope

Junior: Georgie Baratt

Senior: Michael Dzodzos

Joanna Barry-Murphy

Rohan Francis-Foale

Connor Bury

2012 Ursula Menz Jack Lienert

Junior: Lachie Oerman & Rachel Aistrope

Senior: Matteo Barcheisi

Ben Alderson

Georgina Rawson

Life Members 

Life membership is awarded to fencers and members of the club community who have rendered specially distinguished service to the club. Adelaide Swords Club is proud to acknowledge the contributions of the following life members: 

Name Year Awarded
Ursula Menz 2015
Leon Thomas 2010
Corraine Sopru 2010
Andrea Chaplin 2010
Adrian Murphy  -
Trudy Rumanumanu  -
Bruce Dawson  -
Mike Reinfeldt  -

NB. this part of the site is still under development - the above list is not exhaustive!