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VUWSC Trainings: Starting for Tri 2

by Jezza Peters -

Hi all,
I hope you have been well during the lockdown, you'd be pleased to know that training will be resumed at the start of next week! (14th July 2020)
  • Foil, Monday 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sabre, Saturday 1:00-3:00pm
Continue to look after yourselves and those close to you, I look forward to seeing you soon.
Warmest regards,
Felix Shi
Club Secretary

VUWSC Trainings: Cancelled Until Further Notice

by Jezza Peters -

Hi all

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that all trainings are cancelled until further notice. Due to the fact that we lend gear and train in a relatively enclosed space, I can't in good conscience have trainings go ahead with the potential of spreading the virus further. We will monitor the situatuion closely, and as soon as we are able to resume trainings I can guarantee that we will jump at the opportunity. Look after yourselves and those close to you, and I look forward to seeing you all once we feel it is safe to begin fencing again.

Yours in fencing
Hayden Andersen
Club President


by Jezza Peters -

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and spread, the Fencing Central Committee recommends that all fencers, fencing clubs and fencing events follow guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health.

We recommend that anyone who has recently traveled overseas, or been into close contact with a person who has recently traveled overseas, or are feeling unwell, please refrain from attending fencing training, competitions, and other events for 14 days, to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Further information regarding the COVID-19 situation is available on the Ministry of Health website.

Fencing New Zealand is taking the situation seriously and has revised rule t.122 effective immediately:

Before the beginning of each bout, the two fencers must perform a fencer’s salute to their opponent, to the Referee and to the spectators. Equally, when the final hit has been scored, the bout has not ended until the two fencers have saluted each other, the Referee and the spectators: to this end, they must remain still while the referee is making his decision; when he has given his decision, they must return to their on-guard line and perform a fencer’s salute . If either or both of the two fencers refuse to comply with these rules, the Referee will penalise him/them as specified for offences of the 4th group (cf. t.158-162, t.169, t.170).

Fencers will NOT be allowed to shake their opponents hand at the completion of each bout.

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