State Squads

General Squad Information

All State Squads are run out of the State Fencing Centre in Nth Melbourne

Membership Requirement

All squad members must also be affiliated with Fencing Victoria – a minimum of 2022 Club/School Membership, which implies fully paid up membership of an affiliated fencing club.  An exemption for this applies for interstate or overseas fencers who expect to train with a squad for less than 3 months (but the requirement for full squad payment still applies in this instance).


Epee Squad – Maitre Vlad Sher, National Epee Coach

Foil Squad – Rob Di Pasquali – Assistant National Coach in Victoria (Fridays) and Tais De Morais Rochel – Assistant State Squad  (Tuesdays)

Sabre Squad – Dr Chris Bolton – State Sabre Squad Coach


Epee Squad : Wednesday Night  – 7:00pm to 9:00pm & Saturday Morning 10:00am to 1:30pm (finishing time may vary on Saturdays depending on the amount of participants on the day, as Saturday Squad is run in Competition Format)

Foil Squad : Tuesday and Friday Nights – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Foil Development Squad : Friday Night 5:30 to 6:30pm

Sabre Squad : Thursday 7:00 to 9:00pm, Non-Coached Sessions Monday – 6:30 to 9:00pm

Try-before-you-buy – Epee Squad

All are welcome to join Epee Squad.  Prospective squad members who have never attended a Fencing Victoria squad program are invited to attend one squad session at no charge, to confirm that the squad is appropriate for their training level and objectives.  Sessions attended after the first one will be taken as confirmation of ongoing commitment to squad, and squad fees then become due.  Also, fencers who join in with squad activities (including bouting and/or warm-ups) are deemed to have joined the squad, and squad fees in this case are also due.


Squad members are requested to have two or more working weapons, and two or more working body wires at each training session.  Squad members are also required to wear full whites, including plastron and socks.  Shorts are not permitted.


Epee Squad Fees:
$250 per quarter (2 sessions per week)
$175 per quarter (1 session per week)
$26 for a single session

Foil Squad Fees:
$250 per quarter (2 sessions per week)
$175 per quarter (1 session per week)
$26 for a single session

Sabre Squad:
Thursday Night Trial Sessions – $10.00 until 1st June 2022
$25 for a single session on a Monday Night

Further Information

Questions regarding squads and squad eligibility are welcomed and should be addressed to

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