New Player Information


What We Do

We run some training but mostly focus on fighting battles. These sessions are designed for people to come along and play Swordcraft in a casual environment. Be prepared for a crazy night, with over 350 people every Friday, the battles can get very wild!

While Swordcraft uses foam covered solid cored weapons and requires players to hit with a light touch (using “pulled” realistic swings), it is still very much a contact sport so come prepared for a few knocks.


New players play for free on their first night! If you participate in three consecutive games after your first night, they are only $5.00 each! All subsequent games are $14.00, with an additional $2.00 if you are hiring a weapon.


Prior to arriving on Friday nights we urge new players and veterans to pre-register.


You must be 15 years of age or older to participate in Swordcraft.
If you are between the ages of 15-17, and want to play Swordcraft, on your first night
you MUST bring a printed copy of the PDF registration form (Swordcraft under 18 player registration form)
signed and handed in by your legal guardian.
You will not be able to play without it!

What to Bring

We have 90+ club swords and you don’t need armour to play, so first timers only need to bring the following:

  • Medieval/Fantasy costume if you have one, otherwise a plain large T-shirt “tunic” and plain tracksuit pants
  • Comfortable shoes (the more medieval looking the better, but plain runners are fine for your first game)
  • A belt you can wear on the outside of your clothes (to tuck swords into)
  • If you have contact lenses, wear them instead of glasses
  • A sports box (a good idea)
  • Gloves (a good idea)
  • A fighting spirit and a sense of humour!


Every Friday at Western Oval in Parkville .

Click here for Map


On your first night, try to get there by 6-6.30pm and expect to finish around 10.30pm.


Please review the Rules and FAQ before attending, as it will make the night far less confusing!