From a spectator’s point of view, the most striking feature of fencing events is that all athletes are competing in wheelchairs that are fastened to the floor. However, these chairs allow the fencers freedom of movement and the activity is as fast-paced as in traditional able-bodied fencing competitions. Men and women who are wheelchair athletes, amputees, or athletes with cerebral palsy display remarkable agility and skill in competition. Individual and team events are included in foil, épée (men and women) and sabre (men).

The Wheelchair Fencing Group – Swash, Buckle and Roll meet at Royal Rehab in Ryde every Wednesday night from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Check out their facebook page!

 

Contact

Melanie Chapman +61 2 9809 5260

Partnering organisation

Fencing NSW IWAS Wheelchair Fencing

ABOUT US

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.

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