Fencing is a dynamic sport that promotes coordination and concentration, precision and alertness, rather than strength. There are three types of fencing based on the choice of sword/weapon – foil, epee and sabre.

Download our fencing fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Contact your local fencing club for information about come and try days, beginner courses and membership. For a list of fencing clubs in your area, visit Queensland Fencing Association.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

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Competition opportunities and pathways

Fencers can compete in some club competitions as well as state, national and international level, including national and world championships and the Paralympics.

Fencers have to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.


Fencing equipment includes face guards, protective suit, padding and foil/epee/sabre. Equipment may be available through your local club.

Other roles

You don’t have to fence to be involved. You can make a contribution as a club volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact your local club or Queensland Fencing Association.

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