Training

Adelaide Hills Fencing Club trains on Thursday night and Saturday mornings, during the DECD school terms.

Training sessions are now held at the bukatila gym, st michael's primary school, hahndorf

2022 Schedule

Saturdays: Club Open 10:00am - Midday (Pistes Available)

10:00 - 10:30 am - Junior Footwork session (seniors welcome)

10:30 - 11:00 am - Junior Foil and Epee Class

11:00 - 12:00, Free Fencing & Private lessons


Junior Beginner Group (10:00-11:00+)
Beginner intake quarterly - introductory session on the first Saturday of each school term.

Thursdays: Club Open 6.00 - 9.00pm (Pistes Available)

6:00 - 6:30pm - Junior Warm-up and Footwork

6:30 - 7:00pm - Junior Group Foil and Epee Class

7:00 - 8:00pm - Junior Free Fencing & Intermediate referee practice


7:00 - 7:30pm - Senior & Intermediate Footwork

7:30 - 8:00pm - Senior Group Epee class

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Open Fencing & Individual lessons with coaches:
Connor Bury (Lvl1FE)
Erwin Lam (Lvl1F)

Darcy Cowling (Lvl1F)

Dov Spinks (Lvl1FE)

Federico Müller (RPL Lvl1F)

...and any other guest coaches who may be around!

AHFC Hot Weather Policy

Training will be not be cancelled for hot weather.

On hot days the coaches will conduct a modified training session suitable for the conditions.

Catastrophic Fire

Danger Days

On Catastrophic Fire Danger days the club will not conduct training

2022 School Term Dates:

T1.  31 Jan - 14 Apr
T2.  02 May - 08 Jul
T3.  25 Jul - 30 Sep
T4.  17 Oct - 16 Dec

Please check our Calendar regularly for details of club closure or upcoming tournaments

Meet our most regular team of coaches.


Dov Spinks

Dov is an accredited Level 1 Foil & Epee coach. He enjoys long walks (on the fencing piste), reading books (about fencing), and meaningful fireside chats (with other fencers).

 Coach Quote:

The greatest skill to be found
at either end of a sword
is self-control.

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Erwin Lam

Erwin is our fastest addition to the coaching team. Liberal, lithe, and oh-so-lefthanded!

 Coach Quote:

Do the thing!

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Connor Bury

Connor is fun & friendly, skilled & subtle. He can teach you how to make friends and stab them. Also good with animals.

 Coach Quote:

Bend your Knees.

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Peter Mayer

Stalwart of the club, professor, renaissance man; Peter embodies the truly classical fencer!

 Coach Quote:

The fencing lesson with the foil gives the student the precision and quickness of the eye, the speed of the hand, the vigor of the calf, the length of breadth...It teaches [them] to search, to discover, to surprise, and to [thrust and hit the opponent]

~Claude La Marche

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