Wheelchair Fencing is a fast paced and exciting sport for athletes with a disability. Wheelchair Fencing was one of the foundation sports of the Paralympic program in 1960 and continues to grow throughout the world. The Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) is currently working on building a base for this sport in Australia and FSA is excited to be a part of this movement.
Currently FSA is developing a basic set of specialised equipment required in wheelchair fencing. We have already obtained the heavy-duty frame to hold wheelchairs securely and a set of conductive skirts for epee fencing.
Over the next 12 months we hope to raise funds for 2 specialised wheelchairs and then start to run demonstrations and small programs.
Enquires can be directed to our Wheelchair Fencing Working Group via firstname.lastname@example.org