Call for more young fencers
THE University of Western Australia Fencing Club is calling on children to get involved in the ancient sport.
The club, which is based at the UWA Claremont International Martial Arts Centre, is starting its 2017 season and looking for new members aged 6 to 16.
Club president Ben Peden said the club was celebrating its 70th birthday this year and regularly produced top ranked fencers.
“Fencing is an exciting, safe, modern and fast paced sport,” he said. “It helps to build balance, co-ordination, agility and fitness.
“Fencing is often called ‘lightning chess’ as participants must use their brains as well as their reflexes to out-manoeuvre their opponent.
“Fencing appeals to anyone who enjoys a physical challenge, as well as people who might want to try something a little different, and those for whom a team sport doesn’t appeal.”
To join the club or for information, email email@example.com or call Ben on 0413 426 595
Beau Luscombe (12) and Jake Piran (11) with Ben Peden.