Children’s Fencing – Swordfry

Is your child interested in learning to fence? Our Swordfry program is designed just for them!

Swordfry is a fencing session for children from the ages of 6 – 13 years and covers the basics of fencing through to competition level. Fencing is an energetic and technical combat sport, where in a duel, points are scored when the weapon makes contact with the opponent. There are three disciplines of fencing and Swordfry specialises in Epee. This course provides the young novice or beginner fencer with skills to advance in the sport either in social fencing or competition.

Students are guided in a safe environment by both male and female coaches under the direction of Master Mirek Zabiello, an international coach and founder of Swordfish Fencing Club. All coaches are decorated fencers and on the State, National or International Circuit.

The class incorporates games, footwork, and specialised exercises, to strengthen balance, coordination, spatial awareness and confidence, all to ensure they have a great time and build on these life skills. Students will progress to handle an Epee with technical development in parry, disengagement, riposte, lunge and footwork.

The class is open Saturdays 12pm to 1pm at Victoria Park Leisurelife Centre, Drama Room, 34 Kent Street, East Victoria Park. Safety is important to us and all appropriate fencing and protective equipment is provided. It is recommended that your child wears long pants and gym shoes.

Two free have-a-go sessions are available to you so sign up under the Have A Go tab and come along to the Swordfry Class on a Saturday to try out this fun sport. For Swordfry Class details click Calendar and for the cost please click on Membership Fees. To register and pay for the Swordfry Membership please click Here.

We are a KidSport Approved Club! Families who fit the eligibility criteria can receive up to $150 government assistance per calendar year. Find out more by visiting

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