Recruitment for 2023

June 2023


Fioretto is currently accepting beginners in all age groups until the end of term 3 (September), 2023. Places are filling up quickly and recruitment policy will be review at the end of the year for 2024 according to membership numbers across age groups. 

Don't forget we offer a women's fencing group every Wednesday during the morning for a safe and friendly environment to learn a new sport on your time off work or while the kids are at school.

The club has also begun offering beginner's programs to groups of home schooled kids through the Home Education Network (HEN). While only in it's second year this program has been very popular. 

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 →

National Championship Hat Trick

Congratulations to Lidor Shay on her National Veteran Women's Foil 2021 Championship victory, making 3 Championship titles back to back for the Championship Hat Trick. Despite COVID training interruptions Lidor continues to show increasing skill and improvements as she enthusiastically pursues the National fencing scene. Winning 3 years in a row is no easy feat and our veteran women's competition continues to develop in quality but Lidor's passion for her sport and competitive spirit rise to the occasion each time and in no small part thanks to the support of her team mates and the other Victorian ladies. Congratulations Lidor and good luck in 2022!


A grinning Lidor tops the podium again with the veteran women's foil

Read more: National Championship Hat trick →

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.

Boys jne sec foil 2015

Read more: 2015 Schools League Foil Champion: Nathan →