State Fencing Squad



Registration is now open for State Fencing Squad. Details below.
Development Squad
Open to school-aged fencers looking to increase their training and further develop their skills. Participants must have their own fencing gear, and electric fencing equipment is required for Epee, Sabre and Intermediate Foil (recommended for Junior Foil)

Yeronga SHS Sports Hall, Villa St, Yeronga
Saturday  12:00-2:00pm 
Junior Development Squad               $195.00
Casual Sessions (Max 3 per block)      $30.00

(Junior Squad Block 1 January to March 2018)

Saturday 27 January
Saturday 2 February
Saturday 10 February
Saturday 17 February
Saturday 24 February
Saturday 3 March
Saturday 17 March
Saturday 24 March
Senior State Squad
The QFA Senior Weapon Squad is intended for those fencers who are training and competing at National or International Competitions.
In each block sessions will be offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays (subject to other events which may clash and availability of coaches). Fencers can either elect to do the full block or a half block (these sessions can be mixed between Wednesdays and Saturdays). Casual sessions are also offered.

Yeronga SHS Sports Hall, Villa St, Yeronga

Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Strength and Conditioning sessions commence 1 hour prior to squad. If you are interested in attending these additional sessions please speak with Gareth Maclean the Strength and Conditioning coach (fees may apply).

Senior Weapon Squad                       $320.00
Half Block Squad                              $190.00 (Any combination of Saturday and Wednesday sessions to max of 8)
Casual Squad Sessions                        $30.00 (Max 3 per block)
(Senior Squad Block 1 January to March 2018)

Saturday 27 January                                           Wednesday 31 January
Saturday 3 February                                           Wednesday 7 February
Saturday 10 February                                        Wednesday 14 February
Saturday 17 February                                        Wednesday 21 February
Saturday 24 February                                       Wednesday 28 February
Saturday 3 March                                              Wednesday 7 March
Saturday 17 March                                           Wednesday 14 March
Saturday 24 March                                           Wednesday 21 March
** Wednesday 28 March may be used as a substitute session at the coach's discretion in place of Saturday 17 February (AUS Juniors in Sydney Saturday 17 March (AFT Invitational Camp). Fencers will be notified during training sessions of any changes to the schedule.)

Registration and Payment for Squads should be made via these links. Note that payments made after 14 February will incur a late fee.

Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017

2016 Nationals Sabre Team

Exciting times this weekend (8-12 December 2017) for the Queensland fencers listed below, travelling to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for the Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017.

A timetable for the Championships can be viewed at the Australian Fencing Federation website here.

Make sure you follow QFA's Instagram story to see what happens behind-the-scenes at the AIS and our Facebook Page for daily results.


Queensland will be hoping for strong performances in the team events, with the following teams entered:

  • Men's Sabre
  • Men's Foil
  • Men's Epee A and B
  • Women's Foil


Chris Alroe Open and Veteran Epee
Madeleine Andersen Open Epee
William Beckey Open Sabre
William Bishop (adopted) Open Epee and Foil
Jenny Bonney-Millett Open and Veteran Foil
Tiarne Buttigieg Open Epee
Michael Chazikantis Open Epee
Lachlan Crook Open Epee
Claire Daniel Open Foil
Nicholas Davison Open Epee
Matthew Gilchrist Open Foil
Christopher Godwin Open Epee
Joshua Hassum Open Epee
Axel Jansson Open Foil
Alicia Ji Yeon Kwag Open Foil
Simon Leitch Open Sabre
Andrew Lin Open Sabre
Gareth Maclean Open Sabre and Foil
Peter Millios Veteran Epee
Michael Nelson Open Epee
Phoebe Quinn Open Foil
Wylie Raymond Open Epee
Siobhan Rice Open Sabre
Bonita Rui Open Epee
Jutta Schortmann Open and Veteran Epee
John Wardell Open Epee

Blue Card made easy

Working with Children

Are you a regular volunteer for QFA, helping to run tournaments, refereeing or participating on our interstate fencing tour groups? If you answered yes then you might need to complete a Working With Children Check under Queensland's Blue Card system.

More information about who is required to have a Blue Card is available on this fact sheet: Blue Card System Information for Sporting Industry

Note, if you are a volunteer parent and your child is receiving the service you are providing you do not need to have a Blue Card. 

Read more: Blue Card made easy

Gold Coast Regional Friendly Fencing Event

Gold Coast 2

QFA is running a free fencing event in partnership with Gold Coast Fencers. This is an epee only competition with separate events for juniors (up to 14 years) and seniors (15 years and above). It's a friendly comp with free pizza provided. The catch? All fencers are expected to help with setup, packdown and refereeing. Please register your intention to compete by following this link: Register

Date:        Sunday, 26th November

Time:        10:00 am

Location:   Queensland Academy Health Science Campus
                (Exercise Science Centre, Level 2)
                102 Edmund Rice Drive
                View map here


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