Queensland State Squads

QFA runs weekly squad sessions to provide training opportunity for elite and aspiring athletes. 

The squads are managed by Queensland Assistant National Coaches: Paul Crook (Epee), Simon Leitch (Foil) and Donghwan Kim (Sabre). 

Further details about the Squads can be found below.


For fencers training to compete at national or international competitions.

When:  Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm and  Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm


  • Full squad: $320 for 8 rounds, 2 sessions per round 
  • Half squad: $190 for 8 sessions, fencer can attend any session to a maximum of 8
  • Casual: $30 per session to a maximum of three sessions per block


Open to all school-aged fencers aiming to increase their training and further develop their skills. Participants must have their own fencing gear. Electric fencing equipment is required for epee and sabre and recommended for foil.

When:   Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm 

Cost:   $195


All squads are run at Yeronga SHS Sports Centre, Villa St Yeronga


Registration and Payment for Squads can be made through QFA's Online Registration System (Use the QFA Registrations and Payments link from the side menu). Note that payments made after the nominated due date will incur a 20% late penalty. 


The venue is also available to squad members from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesdays and 11:00 - 12:00 pm on Saturdays for individual warm ups, lessons with coaches or general fencing. The QFA Strength and Conditioning program which runs prior to squad may also be available to eligible fencers.


Squad training does not run when there are conflicting state or national events impacting on venue, coach and athlete availability.

BLOCK 1 - January to March commences on Saturday, 27th January.

BLOCK 2 - April to June commences on Wednesday, 11th April.

BLOCK 3 - July to September commences on Wednesday, 11th July.

BLOCK 4 - September to November commences on Saturday, 29th September.

An updated calendar will be available shortly.

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