Simon Vincent loves to get together and hit some friends - with foam swords, that is. An active member of the Bendigo Swordcraft group in Bendigo, Victoria, Vincent was interviewed recently by Corey Hague of ABC Victoria. (video)
The current group, which simulates medieval combat with foam swords and shields, consists mainly of men, but Vincent hopes to attract more women to the game. "It's combat, it can be quite intimidating to look at a melee, but it's a lot more organised than it looks," he says.