Recruitment CLOSED due to overcrowding

July 2021

Fioretto is sad to say that we will not be taking any new recruits in any age groups until the start of Term 4 at least. With a massive surge in interest in fencing this year the club has run out of room to accommodate more members. New adjustments to our training timetable are being tested throughout term 3 with the hope that this will at least create space for new juniors by the holidays. COVID lockdowns and restrictions are also creating long delays in getting our current groups of beginners through the starter course which will in turn delay more places becoming available.

We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming more fencers of all genders and all ages to our club in 2022. Fioretto remains committed to providing a safe, fun and inclusive training environment for both social and competitive fencers. 

AFC 1 - D.H. McKenzie, Melbourne

Round 1 of the Australian Fencing Federation's national circuit

A small team of our fencers have just completed the first National tournament for the year, taking advantage of the event being held locally here in Melbourne. Run at the State Fencing Centre on Arden St, North Melbourne, the competition spanned 3 days and included men's and women's individual events in each weapon, including the Veterans age group events (40+).

AFC1LidorpresLidor wins AFC1 D.H. McKenzie veteran womens foil 2019

Read more: Nationals 2019, AFC 1 in Melbourne →

 william 2016   Fioretto's U15 and Cadet team at the 2016 national championship achieved fantastic results in both foil and epee. William took the U15 foil champion title in a strong field including an impressive line up from Singapore. Peter was runner up, silver medallist, in the U15 epee showing great form in a strong field as well, and in his first tournament back from nearly 3 months off for injury. 

 

Read more: Undet 15 & Cadet National Championships 2016 →

Fencing for Women

In a new initiative Fioretto's lady fencing coaches have begun a drive to establish a women's fencing group on Wednesdays during the day. The session is for mothers, professionals with part-time or irregular hours, and women who have retired from the workforce. It aims to provide a safe environment where women can feel comfortable exploring the art of fencing, learn new skills, challenge each other and keep fit in a fun and supportive environment. 

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Coach Chris (centre) with some of our women fencers preparing for national veterans competition

Read more: Fencing for Woman →

The Fencing Victoria Schools League Championship came to the grand finale at the beginning of August. Fioretto boys and girls have been taking part throughout the series. Most notably in the Jnr Secondary Foil division. This division has been dominated throughout the season by Nathan M, with 4 straight victories, but also closely backed up by training partners Josh and William. The running joke this year has been the consistancy of their podium finishes. 4 times in a row. Nathan 1, Josh 2 and William 3. This set up Nathan in a position where only a disaster could rob him of the title, but true to form the boys battled it out in the last round, and for once the results got varied: William 1, Nathan 2 and Josh 3. Nathan took the Jnr Secondary Foil title for 2015 in confident style. Well done Nathan, and well done boys.

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Read more: 2015 Schools League Foil Champion: Nathan →