Sports Physiotherapy Workshop

Continuing our athlete development workshop series, QFA will be hosting a sports physiotherapy workshop at The Fencing Club, Whites Hill College Hall, Samuel Street, Whites Hill on Thursday, 1 November commencing at 7:00pm. The work shop will be facilitated by Nick Heffernan, Physiotherapist and lifelong fencer.

The presentation will discuss sports injury management, common fencing injuries, the benefit of seeking professional treatment and developing a relationship with your physio, return to exercise and competition following injury. This is aimed at all athletes and people involved in training and sports. The presentation is particularly for the state squad members but all members of the community are welcome to attend.


 Nick fenced in Nick Heffernanthe Sydney 2000 Olympics making the quarterfinals in the men’s epee team event. He represented Australia in the Commonwealth Fencing championships, most notably winning duel gold medals in the individual and team events in 2002. He graduated with a bachelors degree in sports science and a graduate diploma in exercise rehabilitation. Going into completing a masters in physiotherapy. Over the past 10 years he has worked in the public health care system as a physiotherapist. His areas of interest include spinal injury management and out-patient care. In these roles he has been a clinical educator, worked in persistent pain management service, and community based rehabilitation. He has had extensive experience working with soft tissue injury management, return to sport management and rehabilitation following trauma and non-trauma injuries.

QFA Junior (U20) State Championships 2018

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The Queensland Junior State Championships will be held on Saturday, 13th October at Yeronga SHS.

The event will incorporate the Novice Sabre competition which is open to fencers with less than two years' competitive fencing experience who have not won a State Championship or represented at a National level. Fencers requiring equipment for the novice event may hire from QFA by contacting

To enter the event click here or go to the Registrations and Payments page.

Entry Fees

Standard (If paid before 9 October)                                                  $30.00

Late (Paid after 9 October)                                                               $40.00

On-the-Day Registration (13 October)                                             $50.00

Novice Sabre (If paid before 9 October)                                            $30.00

Novice Sabre (Paid after 9 October)                                                  $40.00

On-The-Day Registration                                                                 $50.00

All fencers need to be either Junior or Senior members of the Queensland Fencing Association. Interstate and International fencers who are affiliated with their own governing body are welcome to enter. Entry is through the Interstate/International Fencer Registration link.

Event Check-In Times

7:30am Men's Epee

7:30am Women's Epee

9:30am Novice Sabre

10:30am Women's Sabre

11:00am Men's Sabre

12:30pm Women's Foil

1.00pm Men's Foil

*Events may be postponed or cancelled where there are insufficient entries.

** Start times may be subject to change depending on earlier events.

All fencers are required to be there no less than 30mins prior to the start time. The competition will be fenced using full electric equipment including conductive foil masks. All medallists require a suitable club tracksuit jacket, club t-shirt or fencing whites for presentations.

All participants are expected to assist with set up and pack down of the event.

QFA Open & Veteran Circuit #3 Inc B-Grade Mixed Epee

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QFA Open Circuit #3 for 2018 will be held on Saturday 15 September at Yeronga SHS, Villa St, Yeronga.

Read more: QFA Open & Veteran Circuit #3 Inc B-Grade Mixed Epee

Master of Arms Tournament

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Queensland is celebrating World Fencing Day on Saturday, 8th September with a Master of Arms tournament at Yeronga.
Fencing starts at 10:00am.
Fencers will compete in all three weapons (epee, foil and sabre) in randomly drawn pools. Weapons used in direct elimination bouts are decided by a coin toss.
This is a mixed gender, multi-age tournament with fencers handicapped according to their ability. The emphasis is on fun.
QFA can help with loan gear for those who don’t own all weapons, masks and lames. Make sure you to register and let us know what gear you’ll need to join in.
You might be able to pick up some cheap kit at our swap meet which is running on the day.
Then a party! There’ll be a sausage sizzle and a giant cake to share, plus a balloon-popping championship and other games for non-fencers.
We’ll also be hosting a Sports Nutrition Workshop for all interested fencers and their families from 12:00-1pm.
Cost to enter the Master of Arms tournament is $20 which includes free sausage sizzle and cake.
Pay in cash on the day but email us now to register your interest.

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