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Sabre Coach - 2014 Asian Junior and Cadet Zone Championships
The Australian Fencing Federation is calling for nominations from members of the fencing community who may wish to undertake the role of sabre coach for the Australian team going to the Asian Junior and Cadet Zone Championships in Amman, Jordan, on 7-16 March, 2014. Note that the factors that the AFF Executive will use to select the coach are documented on this web site - Documents and Policies, All Documents and Policies (click here).
Coaches should note the importance of this event for some of the travelling fencers, in the context of being selected to compete in the Youth Olympic Games in 2014.
The list of Australian fencers who have nominated for this event can be found on this web site - All News Items, International Events (click here). The selection process for the Team is currently under way.
Nominations are accepted through the Portal (http://portal.fencing.org.au), and you will need to register if you have not yet done so.
Nominations close on Tuesday 10 December 2013 (after AFC National Championships).
AFF Athletes Commission - Election
The Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) recently called for nominations from members of the fencing community for the three elected positions on the AFF Athletes Commission.
This Commission forms an integral, essential and valued part of the running of the organisation, and its key responsibilities include:
* Representing the interests and views of athletes at national meetings.
* Conduct of information seminars for athletes at appropriate national forums (e.g. camps, tournaments)
Information about the Athletes Commission is in the documentation found on this website under the AFF and its Members menu / AFF Organisational Structure option (click here). The Commission members are three registered fencers, or fencers who have retired within the last 2 years prior to their election, to be elected by all fencers (i.e. males and females to vote for any candidate) present at National Open Championships. The male and female with the highest number of votes are each elected and then the candidate with the next highest number of votes (male or female) fills the third place. The person receiving the absolute greatest number of votes will represent the Commission as Athletes Delegate at AFF General Meetings, or as per AOC requirements.
At the time of nominations closing, the nominees were:
* Mr Mark Bianchin
* Ms Claire Daniel
* Mr Luke Mansfield
* Mr Lucas Webber
Attached below are the statements provided by these athletes to support their candidacy, which will be decided by election.
We note that although (under the rules above), Ms Daniel will be appointed to the Commission as the only standing female, there will still be a requirement for an election to determine (a) the other two members of the Commission, and (b) the Athlete's Delegate from the three members of the Commission.
Timetable for AFC Nationals 2013
The AFF presents the following timetable for the 2013 Australian Fencing Circuit National Championships Tournament, to be held at the AIS Arena, Canberra (click here).
Thursday, 5th December 2013
Friday, 6th December 2013
|Saturday, 7th December 2013
09:00 Australian Men's Epée individual (pools, round of 128 and round of 64)
11:00 Australian Women's Epée teams
13:30 Australian Veteran Men's Foil individual
13:30 Australian Veteran Women's Foil individual
Sunday, 8th December 2013
09:00 Australian Women's Foil individual
|Monday, 9th December 2013
09:00 Australian Men's Epee Teams
09:30 Australian Women's Foil teams
12:30 Australian Men's Sabre Teams
Weapons check will be available from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4th December. Otherwise, Weapon Check will be available from at least 1 hour before roll call for events each day and then each afternoon from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
Local and overseas competitors should refer to the Competitions / Frequently Asked Questions on this web site for additional information.
To register for events (click on link):
* AFC National Championships - Australian competitors - 2013 AFC National Championships Australian Registration - (normal registration closes 21 Nov). List can be found here
* AFC National Championships - Overseas competitors - 2013 AFC National Championships Overseas Registration - (normal registration closes 21 Nov). List can be found here
Please note information attached below regarding accommodation, transport, etc. See also the Canberra public transport web site (click here) - Route 7 during the week and Route 980 on the weekend.
Changes to WADA Prohibited List
Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2014 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1 January 2014.
The Prohibited List is the international standard that outlines the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. It is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA.
WADA has published this on their website along with the full List and details on the 2014 monitoring program (click here).
Most changes seek to provide greater clarity to the List, with the majority of amendments being of a technical nature, including re-categorising and improving the terminology of existing substances and methods.
More information provided by ASADA about the List and anti-doping in general can also be found on: