Sydney Sabre was founded in December 2011 by a small group of fencers and friends who shared the goal of creating the first dedicated training facility for sabre fencing in Australia.
Sydney Sabre Centre was opened in Stanmore on the 26th of May 2012, and receives hundreds of visitors each week to its classes, training sessions and equipment shop. Sydney Sabre also operates Australia’s first online store for fencing equipment, which aims to provide affordable training gear to local athletes.
January 2013 will see the launch of our sister organisation, The Sydney Sabre Club, an association of competitive fencers training at Sydney Sabre. Athletes can represent The Sydney Sabre Club at state and national level competitions.
Our aim is to promote and expand sabre fencing in Sydney. Whether you’re an experienced fencer or just want to give it a try, we’d be delighted to have you train with us.
Chief Executive Officer
Seb Young has been fencing since 2007 and has represented Great Britain internationally at world cups for under 17 and under 20 age groups. He has coached in England for 2 years and specialises in strength and conditioning for sabre. His students have competed internationally and have won medals at the regional and national level in the UK.
John Chow has been fencing since the late '90s, training in Australia, the United States and China. John started coaching in 2008, and his students have won medals at both national and NSW championships.
Frances Chow has been fencing since 2008 and has represented NSW and Australia. She began coaching at Sydney Sabre in July 2012 and specialises in introducing people to sabre fencing.
Prof. Phil Carson has been fencing for over 35 years and was a member of the Scotland and Great Britain fencing teams. Phil has been teaching fencing for twenty years and is a master coach of sabre, epee and foil. He has established one of Britain’s most successful fencing clubs and his students have won national, international and commonwealth events. Phil returned to Scotland in April 2013, but will continue to collaborate with Sydney Sabre into the future.