Cavaliers Fencing 2022

Cavaliers Fencing 2022

17 January 2022 Happy New Year everyone! We are starting back from Saturday 29 January 2022. Make sure you register before starting.

First session

Our first session will be on Saturday 29 January, starting at 2pm. The first Bladez session for under-13’s is the Saturday after school starts – 5 February.

Our first beginners’ course of 2022 will start in late February. We will email details including a registration link to everyone on our waiting list as soon as it is available, and will release the registration link to everyone shortly afterwards.


Club registration is required for all club fencers (Bladez, Juniors, Seniors) except students in the current Beginners’ course. 

1. First, make sure you have affiliated with Fencing WA. This is a requirement for all fencers, of all ages. This fee is a once-off for each year. The 2022 link is

  • Save your FWA receipt number – you’ll need this for club registration.

2. Next, you need to register for our club! As flagged in our last AGM, there are a few changes for registration this year. Register online early to grab the earlybird discount!

  • Registrations and hire fees are upfront (whole year) or semester (six months) only – no single-term options. 
  • Cavs club 2022 registration (semester or whole-year) is at
  • Discounts available:
    • Earlybird – $25 credit will be automatically applied to online RegisterNow registrations made by 15 February
    • Family – use registration type “Create Family” instead of Individual to register two or more members from the same family and receive a $50 discount for members other than the first.
    • KidSport (external to the club) for eligible under-18’s. For more information, see Please register for the club membership normally, and then contact the club to organise refund(s) for KidSport vouchers.
  • Fees below are for the year – halve them for semester fees. 
  • Club registration – $400 seniors, $320 juniors (13-21), $300 Bladez (9-13). 
    • For 13 year olds, select Bladez to join the 9-13 year old class, or Junior if attending main sessions (Saturdays and/or Wednesdays).
  • Equipment hire fees. Advice is available at the club if you are interested in purchasing your own equipment instead of hiring. 
    • Bladez membership and Beginners’ courses include equipment hire, which will be kept at the club for use in sessions.
    • For all other fencers, up to two hire fees are required: Clothing Set and Electric Weapon Set. In each case, the fee is due unless you own all of the required kit.
    • Add one or both fees as required via the “Add to cart” option(s) on the Merchandise page. Click each image for more details.
    • Clothing Set $200. For jacket, plastron, glove, mask, and/or chest protector. Member will be responsible for their allocated items for the hire period, including storage and cleaning.
    • Electric Weapon Set $100. For use of weapon, body/mask wires, and/or lamé. Use “Choose Variant” option to select foil, epee or sabre. A set will be allocated per member, and will be stored at the club.


Borrowed equipment will be allocated specifically per-member.  Equipment hire is provided subject to availability and sizes.

Club members will also be able to hire kit short-term (e.g. for competitions) by signing-out items with a committee member. This will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will not require an extra fee.

AGM Minutes and 2022 Helpers

You can download the Minutes from December’s Annual General Meeting here

We are looking for volunteers to help as Assistant Armourers in 2022. These people will help out with advice on equipment maintenance and repairs. You do not need to be experienced in fencing repairs to help out – we will coach as required! Junior fencers are welcome, as well as senior fencers and parents.
Let us know at if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at sessions in 2022. 

Cavaliers – 2021 Fencing Starting

First Fencing Sessions

Wed 10 February* – only if you have your own fencing kit.
Sat 13 February* – Bladez kids’ course starts, plus regular fencing.
Wed 17 Feb, Sat 20 Feb – Back to normal fencing (all being well!).

Note that current COVID-19 rules require a (non-fencing!) mask to be worn at all times by anyone 12 or older in indoor venues, until Sunday 14 February. This includes whilst you are fencing. 

You will need 2021 Fencing WA affiliation – available from the FWA site – before you fence (except for Bladez triallers). Record your FWA receipt number to use in your Cavaliers registration, due by the end of February.

The first official Cavaliers fencing session for this year is Saturday 13 February.

  • Bladez (aged 9-13) – 1:30pm start as usual.
    • If your child(ren) are trying Bladez for the first time, please come along at 1:15 so we can set you up.
  • All other fencers – 2pm start.
    • If you are not comfortable with wearing a mask under your fencing mask, you may prefer to wait until 17 or 20 February, assuming no further changes to WA COVID-19 restrictions.

From Saturday 13th February, we will be able to sort out equipment hire for members who have paid hire fees. See the section below for more information. 

We will also hold a fencing session this Wednesday 10th February from 6:30-9pm. There will be no kit hire available on this day, so please only come if you have access to your own equipment. It will be like our summer sessions, but without a gold coin donation needed. COVID-19 restrictions will apply. 

COVID-19 Rules

Post-lockdown, some restrictions still apply in Perth. Currently, these are due to continue until 14 February – which means they will apply at our first session back.

  • Use the SafeWA app when you arrive at the Mt Lawley ECU gym. This will continue well past 14 February!
  • Everyone aged 12 or above must wear a face mask, both outside and inside the venue.
  • This includes whilst fencing – so, a mask under your fencing mask! Fencing WA have confirmed with DLGSC (WA Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries) that this applies to fencing.


RegisterNow link is now available for annual or term Cavs membership. Registration of membership is due by the end of February. You will need a FWA receipt number to register. All registration fees include a small fee from RegisterNow.

Held a 2020 Membership?
Many thanks for your support in 2020, especially if you paid for a full-year or term-two membership in 2020! Look out for another email shortly that will provide you with a code to claim your free term’s membership when you register for 2021 membership. 

Bladez Trial
If your child(ren) are trying out Bladez for the first time, you do not need to register yet. We will organise a two-week trial on your arrival. 

Fencing WA Affiliation
Fencing WA (or equivalent) affiliation is compulsory to be able to fence in WA, including for insurance purposes. You will need your FWA affiliation receipt number to register for Cavs.

An affiliation RegisterNow link, including information about affiliation types and costs, is available from the FWA website. To avoid headaches, we recommend registering for FWA first and saving the receipt number, then logging out of RegisterNow before registering for Cavs.

Kit Hire 

We held a Busy Bee at the end of 2020 to check and maintain our club equipment. Many thanks to everyone who helped out!

For those who are hiring equipment from the club (including Bladez kids), we will continue the practice we started in 2020:

  • Once kit hire (or Bladez registration) is purchased from the club, a set of gear will be allocated. 
  • This is subject to availability in your size – first come, first served. Of course, if we do not have kit available in your size, we will refund your hire fee.
  • The allocated kit will be labelled and kept in the club cabinets for your use.
  • If we don’t see hear from you for a month, we may re-allocate your kit to someone else!

All the best for a wonderful year of fencing in 2021!  

Update on Cavs first Fencing session 2021

COVID WA lockdown update

Monday 1 February 2021 Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing ok, given yesterday’s hard lockdown announcement for Perth, Peel and the Southwest (see WA gov announcements for more info). 

I know that we have all been looking forward to returning to fencing – or trying it for the first time! – but the health and wellbeing of our members and the wider community are very important to us, so we need to be flexible. We do not yet know if there will be further lockdown requirements beyond this Friday at 6pm, or what they may be.

Given the short time between the hard lockdown ending and our planned first session on Saturday, we have decided to delay the start of our term until at least the following Saturday 13 Feb: 1:30 (Bladez) or 2:00 (all other fencers). 

We will keep you posted as updates arise. In the meantime, stay well, look after each other, and we look forward to seeing you all on the fencing piste soon!
  No fencing session on Saturday 6 February

Fencing Starts Again 2021

Welcome to 2021! We hope you had an excellent Christmas and New Years’. 

Club sessions will start up again in February, but in the meantime a pre-season summer session has been booked for this Monday (18 Jan) from 6-8pm for interested fencers. Please bring your own equipment and a gold coin donation towards venue hire.

This will be for bouts only, after everyone warms themselves up. You’ll need to follow the ECU Sports Centre’s COVID contact process on arrival. 

There isn’t long to wait for Cavs sessions to start up again, so don’t worry if you are not yet ready for a summer session or don’t have any gear. We’ll send out more information soon about 2021 registration and the first club sessions, which will start from 6 February.

Fencing at Cavs is starting again!

Fencing at Cavs is starting again
Arriving and departing
Procedure – what you’ll need to do differently at sessions
Session Times
Beginners & Bladez
More informationLego fencers salute 🥳 Fencing at Cavs is starting again from next week! 🥳
Our normal venue, ECU Sport and Fitness Mt Lawley, is opening for club sessions from Monday 15th June. We will all need to do our part in following COVID-19 Safe rules, both for the safety and wellbeing of our members and the public and to ensure that the venue can remain open for us and others.You can download the club’s COVID Safety Plan here.Arriving and Departing
Doors to the gym will be locked – all entries must be via the lift in the car park. This is because of state laws requiring entrance via a reception area. Maximum of four people at a time in the lift, to maintain social distancing. 

The underground car park can be used on weekends and from 4:30pm onwards on weekdays without penalties. Or you can park outside and walk down to the lift via the stairs on the left of the north entrance. 

Upon arrival, every attendee must enter their contact details into the session’s register, which will be available in the court. This is a requirement for entry. If you are feeling unwell, are in close contact with a suspected case of COVID-19, or have recently returned from overseas, do not come to a fencing session. 

We will be following the AFF/AIS COVID-times mantra of get in – train – get out: for the time being, only fencers and coaches can enter the venue – no spectators, social members or family members*. All fencers must hold FWA state memberships. We have a maximum number of 50 people because the combined indoor courts, including other clubs’ bookings, have a legal limit of 100 persons. The venue will not be allowing any casual entries – only club members for booked sessions and people who have booked gym sessions. 

* Note: junior fencers under 16 may have a maximum of one non-fencing guardian attending, subject to number limits.

What to do and expect
Scoring equipment: set-up and take-down of scoring equipment will be done by assigned volunteers, who will clean their hands beforehand and afterwards. All equipment will be sanitised before and after use. Remote controls will not be available.

Distancing and Hygiene: remember to wash your hands well and often and remember no handshakes after bouts. Hand sanitisers will be available at the venue entrances and also at each pair of scoring boxes on the pistes. We expect everyone to use the sanitisers before and after clipping on to scoring equipment. Maintain social distancing (2sqm each – stay 1.5m apart) including when refereeing, between bouts, and during drop-off of fencers.

Personal equipment: You must not share any fencing equipment (weapons, body/mask wires, gloves or other protective clothing). If you hire equipment from the club, we will allocate you a set of gear to use and maintain. You can see more details in newsletter #4, emailed on 3 June. 

Venue facilities: the changerooms and water fountains at the venue can be used, but please keep to social distancing guidelines. Water fountains should only be used for refilling bottles – every fencer should bring their own (unshared!) water bottle. Session Times 
Some session times will change, as the venue can only open whilst staffed. Also, due to the requirement for sanitising equipment after use, all bouts must finish half an hour before the end of a session.Monday evenings (State Foil Training) – 6-8pm. Fencing bouts end by 7:30pm.Wednesday evenings: 6:30-9pm. Fencing bouts end by 8:30pm.Saturday afternoons*: 2-4:30pm. Fencing bouts end by 4pm* Bladez sessions will start at 1pm from July – see the Bladez & Beginners section below.Beginners & Bladez
Beginners & Bladez sessions will be starting around school term three, which will let us refine our new ways of working beforehand. We will be emailing details to these groups within the next month. The unconfirmed start dates are 18 July for Beginners and 25 July for Bladez.

More Information
ECU Sports & Fitness and Cavalier School of Fencing recommend that the COVIDSafe App be downloaded and used, although this will not be enforced. 

For information about membership, including how your term two and three fees will be credited, please check out our newsletter #4 and the 3 April email update. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the piste! 

The ECU Cavalier School of Fencing aims to provide a safe and efficient structure with a friendly inclusive environment in which to enjoy the sport of fencing, where individual ambitions and skills may be pursued and developed.
To provide opportunities to participate and excel at all levels, with strong membership, appropriate coaching and sound resources.
Goals• Further the sport of fencing• Provide adequate opportunities for participation in fencing• Encourage sportsmanship in fencing• Endeavour to provide professional coaching and officiating by means of
  high and consistent standards, using best practice methods• Promote sociability amongst members• Provide efficient and effective administration• Maintain financial viability
Fencers at ECU Mt LawleyCopyright © 2020 ECU Cavaliers School of Fencing, All rights reserved.

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Temporary Closedown of Fencing Sessions

At Cavs, the health and well-being of our members, their families, and the wider community is of the highest importance to us. Given the rapidly changing, world-wide COVID-19 situation, the committee has come to the conclusion that club sessions should be temporarily closed. This is to reinforce community social distancing and other measures recommended by health authorities.

As a result of this decision, there will be no fencing session this Saturday 21 March. The current plan is to return around the first week of the second WA school term, at the end of April/start of May. Please keep an eye out for updates through this email channel and Facebook about our next session dates. You can also find information from the wider fencing community at theFencing WA and Fencing Australia websites.

Summary:Fencing sessions at ECU Cavalier School of Fencing will be suspended temporarily to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus.There will be no session on Saturday 21 March.Return dates planned for end April/start May.This decision was not taken lightly, and takes into account the emerging situation in Australia and overseas, including temporary closures and postponements affecting fencing clubs and events around the world. It is our belief that early measures will help reduce and shorten long-term impacts of the pandemic in our community. Just like you, we hate to miss out on fencing time – but we hope that doing our bit now will help everyone get back to normal that much quicker.
I would like to thank you all for your patience whilst the committee has been resolving the best course of action to deal with the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Temporarily closing club sessions is not a decision we take lightly but one we found necessary. Above all else, we value the health and safety of all club members and their families, and we want to make sure we’ve done all we can to help protect you and the wider community from possible infection.

We will continue to monitor the situation and I look forward to seeing you all when club sessions resume.

Llewelyn Foley
President, ECU Cavalier School of Fencing
Our fencing coaches will be collating fencing resources to send out to you, so you can keep your hand in between now and the next session. We’d love to hear from you all as well! Please keep in contact and keep our community going online, for example via our Facebook page

All the best from the ECU Cavalier School of Fencing Committee.

Welcome to 2020

Start to the 2020 Fencing Year
The first session of 2020 starts at 2pm on Saturday 1 February.

Please make sure you register for the year at If you have any questions or have any difficulties with registering, please contact us

Attention Bladez Parents:
The first day back for Bladez term one is 8 February 2020, running until 4 April.

Welcome to the 2020 Committee and Office Holders

Congratulations to our 2020 committee members and other office holders, and many thanks for volunteering your time to keep Cavaliers running smoothy!

Incoming Committee for 2020:President – Llewelyn FoleyVice-President – Drew FoleySecretary – Elizabeth-Kate GullandTreasurer – Belinda Schmolke General Committee Member (Registrar) – Katrina MacKinnonOther positions:Coaching Co-Ordinator: Sven HeinRegistrar: Katrina MacKinnonEquipment Officer: Perry RuffoAssistant Equipment Officer: Drew FoleyArmourer: Perry RuffoSocial Officer: Kieran Martin-ChittendenBladez Coordinators: VacantMember Protection Officer: Andrew ChandranFirst Aid Co-Ordinator: Elizabeth-Kate GullandTournament Officer: Antonio RuffoSocial Media Manager: Tom AustinClub Handicap Trophy and CompetitionsThe 2019 Mike Middleton Club Handicap Trophy will be presented at the Saturday session on 15 February, at 2:30pm.

The first handicap events of 2020 will be held on:Foil – 8 FebruarySabre – 15 FebruaryEpee – 22 FebruaryUpcoming state and interstate competitions (Junior)

The first state-level competitions are already coming up fast! Junior (i.e. under 20) state competitions are running on 1 and 2 February. Remember that you will need to be registered with Fencing WA before competing. FWA Membership 2020

The first interstate competition of the year, also for Juniors, will be in Melbourne from 14-16 February.

Beginners’ Fencing Course
Do you know someone aged 13 or above interested in trying fencing? Our first beginner’s course will run from 22 February to 4 April. Registrations are now open at

How about kids aged 9-12? Contact us at about trying out at a Bladez sessions, which run from 1-2 pm on Saturdays during school terms.

Cleaned Club Equipment
Thank you very much to the volunteers who cleaned club jackets, plastrons, and breeches at the end of 2019! Could you please bring them back for the first session.

Also, a big thank you to the volunteers who have offered to stock-take and check over our other equipment during the first session.

First Aid course availability

In early February, we are organising a senior first aid certificate course for our club coaches. If you are interested in attending a first aid course yourself – either as a new trainee or for a refresher – we can include you in this course for less than an the cost of individual enrolments. This would also help to reduce club costs, as well as ensuring a good group of attendees for the course!

We estimate a cost of around $100 per person, or even less depending on numbers. Please contact us at to register your interest.

Club t-shirtsWe still have some Cavaliers club t-shirts available. Contact Sven to see what we have in your size!

Final Rankings and Points 2018


1Ruffo, Antonio667
2Chang-Martin, Darren584
3Adamos, Xavier425
4Bauer, Cedric335
5Calligan, Hugh314
6Weatherald, Matthew304
6Kishi, Lucien303
8Lim, Shaun183
9Ullaga, Gabby162
10Mohamed-ali, Zelikha151
11Davison, Mel111
12Schauffer, Phillipe101
12Chin, George101
14Bauer, Anne92
15Hein, Sven80
16Zhao, Adam71
16Xavier, Alex70
16Vogan, Ben70
19Polakova, Olena61
19Austin, Tom61
19Macrae, Michael60
19Fogarty, James61
23Thian, Aurelne52
23Vogan, Edie50
25Adamos, Isaac40
25Ellis, Michael40
27Davison, Shaun30
27Pendragon, Finn30
27Hayes, Therese30
30Reynolds, William21
30Chen, Jonathon21
30Mitchell, Luke21
30Landau, Toby20
34Wong, Elim10
34Park, Ivy10
34Richards, David10
34Twomey, Ryan10
34Naylor, Lynne10
39Richards, Jamie00


1Adamos, Xavier445
2Moorhouse, Ryan312
2Warner- Stanton, Flynn312
4Kneale, Damian303
5Herzog, Neil264
6Paxman, Adrian252
7Rawlins, Scott201
8Foley, Lorrhin191
9Costello, Jack181
10Mackinnon, Katrina171
11Gregg, Steven141
11Davison, Mel141
11Messenger, Blake141
11Dale, George141
15Chandran, Andrew131
16Bauer, Cedric121
16Caunt, Kylie121
18Foley, Drew111
18Austin, Tom112
20Bauer, Anne100
21Ruffo, Antonio91
21Hutchinson, Robert90
23Adamos, Isaac80
23Lim, Shaun81
25Gardiner, David71
25Litchfield Loki71
25Polglaze, Ted71
28Johnson, Robert61
29Lock, Ian50
30Criddle, Brett41
31Calligan, Hugh30
32Hutchinson, Colin20


1Kneale, Damian585
2Foley, Lorrhin465
3Adamos, Xavier423
4Hutchinson, Robert353
5Austin, Tom333
6Herzog, Neil263
7Foley, Llewlyn233
7Fisher, Dean231
9Gulland, EK201
10Nielsen, Nicholas183
11Johnson, Robert151
11Rachetti, Francesco150
13Adamos, Isaac130
14Gregg, Steven122
15Rosario, Grace111
16Kneale, Amy90
17Haydon, Stephen81
18Johnson, Ashley40
18Foley, Drew41
20Poll, Adam30
20Fogarty, James30
20Hutchinson, Colin30
23More, Alex20
24Howard, Kay10
24Macrae, Michael10
24Poll, Oliver10


Final Handicap Rankings 2017

1Cedric Bauer637
2Philippe Schauffler425
3Sven Hein283
4Irene Wan272
5Jonathon Chen242
6Neil Herzog223
7Gabby Ullaga213
8Aurelne Thian204
9Adam Zhao193
9Lucien Kishi191
11Luke Mitchell172
11Xavier Adamos172
13Tom Austin161
14Matthew Weatherald133
14Elim Wong132
16Antonio Ruffo122
16Michael Macrae121
18Dylan Devenish102
18Darren Chang101
20Olena Polakova92
21Anne Bauer80
22Hugh Calligan61
22Zoran Cunjak61
24Chris Barrett-Leonard51
25William Reynolds42
25Therese Hayes40
27James Fogarty30
27Brett Cridlle30
27Isaac Adamos30
27Robert Hutchinson30
27Victoria Bennett30
27Noah Hall30
33Emma Christiansen20
33Rina Christiansen20
33Ryan Twomeny20
33Toby Landau20
37Ivy Park10
37Zelikha Mohamed ali10
37Rowan Johnson10
37Aron Thian11
37Jack Zhao10
42Juno Hung00
42Joshua Mitting00


1Neil Herzog464
2Damian Kneale374
3Kylie Caunt332
4Xavier Adamos312
5Drew Foley292
6Ryan Moorhouse262
7Adrian Paxman252
8Brett Criddle241
9Steven Gregg232
10Tom Austin222
11Matthew Weatherald182
12Andrew Kwan172
13Antonio Ruffo141
14Robert Johnson131
15Joshua Mittling90
15Hugh Calligan91
17Rowan Johson60
17Katrina Mackinnon61
17Lorrhin Foley60
20Llewlyn Foley40
20Tom Mckenna40
22Anne Bauer30
23Jonathon Chen20
23Robert Hutchinson20
23Grace Rosario20
23Ashley Johnson20
23Isaac Adamos20
28Tamara Kerr10
28Jack Costello10


1Damian Kneale667
2Tom Austin535
3Neil Herzog523
4Lorrhin Foley405
5Grace Rosario355
6Llewlyn Foley334
7EK Gulland253
8Robert Hutchinson232
9Lewis Freedman213
10Robert Johnson182
11Steven Gregg172
12Xavier Adamos141
13Nicholas Nielsen133
14Ashley Johnson121
14Amy Kneale120
16Stephen Haydon112
17Isaac Adamos80
18Andrew Kwan61
18Rowan Johnson60
18James Fogarty60
21Micheal Macrae40
22Saskia Wibowo30
23Kay Howard10
23Josh Mitting10