Children's Beginner Course

Children's beginner course information

ASC runs courses for people of all ages who haven’t fenced before but want to give it a try! We run four courses for adults and six courses for children each year. Our courses are run by qualified, experienced coaches. All specialised fencing equipment is provided; beginners need to wear long track pants, indoor sport shoes or sneakers and a tshirt, and bring a water bottle.

Our course for children consists of 5 x hour-long classes, costs $100 and is suitable for boys and girls aged 8 to 14. The course teaches the basics of foil fencing, and finishes with a mini competition with the electric scoring gear. 

CLICK HERE for adult classes


2017 Course Dates

Term   Class Time Dates
Term 1 Monday Click here to book 6:30 - 7:30 PM 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar
Term 1 Saturday  Click here to book 9 - 10AM 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar
Term 2 Saturday  Click here to book 9 - 10AM 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June
Term 3 Monday (starts 31 July) Click here to book 6:30 - 7:30 PM 31 July, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug
Term 3 Saturday (starts 5 Aug) Click here to book 9 - 10AM 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sept
Term 4 Saturday (starts 21 Oct) Click here to book 9 - 10AM 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 3 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov


What happens afterwards? 

Completion of the beginner course makes your child ready to join our regular intermediate classes. These are run on Mondays (6:30 - 7:30pm, $10/class) and Saturdays (10 - 11:30am, $15/class) during the school term. They can join the one that suits your schedule best, or join both! There is a discounted up-front term fee offered (costs vary per term, and are advertised in the e-newsletter). 

Children also need to join the club as members. We offer discounted membership for the remainder of the calendar year to new club members; this varies depending on when you complete the course (Term 4, $90 (applied to following year); Term 1, $70; Term 2, $50, Term 3, $30).