President- Sharon Dale
I am a parent of a fencer at UWA fencing club. I have been involved in organising fundraising activities and organising various events such as the Asian Masters in 2015 and National Cadets/U15 this year. I always enjoy watching my son fence, even though it gets a bit too nerve-racking at times.
Vice President- Sandy Schwarz
I am a Fencer, fencing all three weapons. I started fencing when I was 18. After nearly 50 years away from the sport I returned to fencing nearly three years ago, and am loving every minute of it. In my working life I was a Professional Ballroom Dancing Teacher, Office Manager, being bilingual worked in West Berlin, then assisted my husband in setting up a branch office of a German Company in Miami, Florida.
Treasurer- Ian Foster
I was introduced into the fencing community when my son Matt first fenced foil at UWA Fencing Club and represented Western Australia. Matt no longer does so much fencing but I enjoy being a part of the community and do a bit of beginners fencing myself. I remain the worst fencer in the club, so I can only improve my ranking. I work in climate forecasting, which is irrelevant for fencing as we are indoors.
Communications Officer – Cedric Bauer
Nine year old me stumbled across fencing after reading about it in a sports encyclopaedia. Foil has stuck with me ever since and now I try to give a little bit back to this great community.
I started fencing when I was nine and fell in love with the sport. I’ve been volunteering for both my club and the state in a variety of roles for years, and I have represented the state in all three weapons. In addition to fencing, I’ve refereed epee and foil at a state level as soon as I left the Under 13 category. I now referee all three weapons at a state level, and I’m currently working towards gaining national accreditation in all three weapons.