Division Info

The Division is here to serve fencing and fencers in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.

If you need to reach the Division, please e-mail phldivusafencing@gmail.com. We’ll make every effort to respond within 48 business hours.

Referee Development

Qualified referees are essential to our sport at all levels. As the Division exists to promote fencing and support fencers in the Philadelphia area, it is also clear that the human infrastructure must be place to support strong tournaments. In an effort to help promote referee development, the Executive Committee has decided that Philadelphia Division Fencers who take an FOC referee clinic will be reimbursed their clinic fee by the Division if they take and pass both the written exam and observation within one year of the date of the clinic. The clinic does not need to be attended within the Philadelphia Division.



2017-2018 season

The end of term for the current slate of officers is July 31, 2018. Questions about nomination and election procedures can be directed to the Vice-Chair.


Chair:  Philip Sjostedt



Philip is a competitive +professional member of the Phildadelphia Division (Veteran 50) and father to four competitive youth foil and sabre fencers.  Philip has been actively involved with fencing in the Unites States since 2011.

Vice Chair:  Jim Flint



Jim is a competitive +professional member of the Philadelphia Division (Veteran 60). He has been actively involved with fencing in the United States since 1969 and is a certified Fencing Master (AAI & USFCA).

Secretary:  Matthew Mitchell


Treasurer:  Jeanne Gallagher



Jeanne is a non-competitive +professional member of the Philadelphia Division and began serving as treasurer over a decade ago when her spouse was a competitive epeeist.

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