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15 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
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11 Feb - 12 Feb 2017
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25 Mar - 27 Mar 2017
D H McKenzie - AFC1 - Brisbane
10 Jun - 12 Jun 2017
R Chaplin - AFC 2 - Adelaide
17 Jun - 18 Jun 2017
AFC Schools Teams - Brisbane
01 Jul - 04 Jul 2017
AFF National “Winter” Camp
05 Jul - 09 Jul 2017
AFC Cadet & Under 15's - Perth

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Fencing has been around since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It's a fantastic way to improve balance, co-ordination and flexibility.

There are three types of fencing - epee, foils and sabre.

In all three, weapons are wired electronically to record when a hit is scored.

In foils and epee, points can only be scored by the point of the weapon hitting. In the case of the foil, only a hit on the torso counts. In the epee, the whole body is the target. In sabre, points can also be scored by hitting the arms and head.

 

EQUIPMENT

As well as the three different types of sword, fencers also need protective clothing, including a wire mesh face guard.

A metallic over jacket is also worn. This is placed over the scoring area and conducts electricity. Every time a valid hit is scored a lamp lights up on the scoring equipment.