Wheelchair Fencing Beginner Course

Event information

Registrations for this event are closed.

Do you use a wheelchair and do you want to try wheelchair fencing?
Sign up, and unleash your inner pirate or even possibly your future Para Fencing Paralympian!

Fencing South Australia is offering a FREE 4 session beginners’ course! The course is suitable for teenagers from 15 years old to adults of all ages. 



Wheelchair fencing has an impressive history. It featured at the 1960 Paralympic Games and has been in every Paralympic Games since.


About the course

This FREE course runs for 4 weeks, with a 2 hour class each week. Fencers will be introduced to weapons, basic skills, and electric wheelchair fencing. 

All fencing equipment is provided - please wear athletic gear you are comforable in (but leggings are not advised) and bring a water bottle. 

The coach, Leon Thomas, is highly experienced in all 3 weapons - epee, sabre and foil and has worked internationally as a coach as well as running the fencing field of play at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympics.

A minimum of 4 participants are required for the course to go ahead - registrations will close the Monday prior to the first session (3 June) and participants contacted if neccesary. 

Please contact alison.wotherspoon@fencingsa.org.au for more information. 


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