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 the NSW Fencing Association (Building 2/190 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015) Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30pm. Check out their facebook page! Contact Caitlin Taylor 0416333117 to get involved.
Contact David Krantz
(02) 9809 5260