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The AFF is a not-for-profit organisation.  Like any organisation, the AFF incurs expenses in order to operate.  A small fraction of the AFF's costs are funded by the Federal Government (usually through the Australian Sports Commission).  For specific initiatives, the AFF receives a small amount of reimbursement from the FIE through the Oceania Fencing Confederation.  However, the greatest proportion of the AFF's operations are funded by affiliated States, and through them, the fencing community.  The table below shows the various fees and charges set by the AFF Executive.  All figures below include GST unless otherwise noted.

 

Fees and Charges (2016)

Item

Cost

Description

 

Notes

AFF Competition Entry

 

NOTE: There are no additional transaction processing fees charged for any AFC event entries.

$100

Individual AFC1-3 Entry - Open/U23

 

Contains Officiating Levy of $20.
Refereeing Opt-out Levy of $80 may also be paid if desired

$80

Individual AFC1-3 Entry - Veterans

 

Refereeing Opt-out Levy of $80 may also be paid if desired

$90

Individual AFC Nationals Entry - Veterans

 

Refereeing Opt-out Levy of $90 may also be paid if desired

$110

Individual AFC Nationals Entry - Open

 

Contains Officiating Levy of $20.

Refereeing Opt-out Levy of $90 may also be paid if desired 

$130

Individual Event Entry - Under-15 / Cadet / Junior

 

Contains an Officiating levy of $50

$80

Individual Event Entry - Under-15 / Cadet / Junior (third weapon in each age category)

 

 

$80

Individual Event Entry - Schools Individual

 

WA and SA competitors should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special fee details.

$23

Add-on for Veterans for second event (no charge for third event)

 

 

$172

Team Event Entry - State Teams / School Teams / Club Teams

 

Invoiced by AFF as agent for Host State.

$197

Late Entry Fee - Under-15 / Cadet / Junior / U23 / Open

 

No late entry fees are charged for Veterans events.  Note that for Under-15s, Cadets and Juniors, an Officiating levy ($50) will be added to late entry fee.

$272 Late Entry Fee - State Teams / Club Teams   Invoiced by the AFF as agent for the Host State

 

     

Capitation

$62

Competitive Senior Capitation

 

Payable from State Affiliation fee paid by athlete

$35

Competitive Junior Capitation

 

Payable from State Affiliation fee paid by athlete

$50

Coach Capitation

 

Payable from State Affiliation fee paid by coach

$0

AFF Life Member Capitation

 

State Associations may still elect to charge AFF Life members full local affiliation fees

 

     

Affiliation

$720

Affiliation of State Association to AFF

 

Payable by State to the AFF

 

 

     

Regional Camp Fee (per day)

$80

Camp costs varies with location 

 

Late registration will attract an additional fee.

AFT Camp Fee (per day)

$80

Non-AFT Athlete invited by National Coach

  Late registration will attract a $95 Fee.  Note also that there is a per-camp (i.e. not a per day) cost for camps which may vary from this amount. 

$0

AFT/AFS Athlete

  This only applies to selected camps, although late registration fee still applies.

 

     

FIE Licence

$65

FIE Licence for current season (Oct-Sep)

 

FIE Licence year varies from AFF year

EFC Registration

$30

European Fencing Confederation registration for the current season (Oct-Sep) 

 

EFC Registration year varies from AFF year

Category "E" event entry

$50

Charged where entry for an entry is required to be made by the AFF on behalf of an athlete

 

Applies to (for example) World Cups, Satellite events, foreign national events, etc.

 

 

     

Officials Registration

$25

Registration on establishment or renewal of Official (i.e. referee) status

 

Per year

Referee / Coaching seminar

$25

Cost of attending seminar

   

Coach Assessment / Registration

 

 

$25

Registration on establishment or renewal of coach status

 

Per year 

$285

Level 2 Practical Assessment

 

 

$100

Level 2 Written Assessment

   

$385

Level 3 Practical Assessment

 

 

 

     

Nomination Deposit

$600

Deposit required as part of nomination for International event; offset against actual costs

 

Athlete cannot be accepted for nomination / selection without fee.  Deposits will be refunded for unsuccessful nominations.

Tour Expenses Deposit

$1,000

Deposit required to cover significant accommodation & minor team management costs which will be incurred for interntaional event; offset against actual costs

 

Athlete will be invoiced 1-2 months before international event.  Athlete may not travel on tour without deposit payment.  Deposit amount may vary in line with Tour Manager's instructions

Tour Insurance

$7

Per day insurance costs for overseas tours and competitions

 

Athlete may apply to be exempted from this fee on provision of documentation showing alternative travel policy, prior to travel

 

 

     

Camp Nomination

$80

Per day deposit for overseas camps

 

Athlete cannot be accepted for nomination / selection without fee

 

 

     

High Performance Program Nomination Deposit

$250

Deposit required as part of nomination for AFT/AFS; offset against fees

 

Athlete cannot be accepted for nomination / selection without fee.  Deposits will be refunded for unsuccessful nominations.

 

 

 

 

 

Category E Competition Assessment

$50

Administration fee associated with making an application to the Selection Commission to undertake a ranking point assessment

 

 

 

Note that information for bank account and remittance address details can be found on this web site (Document and Policies / All Documents and Policies / Address and Bank Details).  With some fees and charges, the AFF passes on the estimated processing costs charged to it by third parties (e.g. credit card processing fees), usually 4% (see here).  While the AFF would prefer to levy a lower fee, it does not have the volume of transactions or dollar amounts to negotiate with payment gateway suppliers to reduce this.  No transaction processing fees are charged for any AFC events (as the transaction fee is included in the registration fee).  Any refund provided will be net of any transaction processing fee.  Information about the AFF's policy on credit terms can be found on the web site (click here ).

The AFF allocates its share of any fees charged for late event registration to offset officiating costs. 

 

International Competitions and Trips

Over and above the above costs, the AFF will organise representative tours and trips.  Each athlete is expected to pay for their own airfares, accommodation, meals, incidental expenses, entry fees, fencing equipment, personal coaching, levies by organisers, and any other associated costs.  In addition, each athlete will be expected to contribute a share of any costs incurred by Australian team officials, including any referee(s) that we are required to provide (please also see here), as well as the tour manager(s) and coach(es).  The AFF tries to minimise costs to its athletes, and so tries to make arrangements as far in advance as possible and practical.  Athletes should note that the nomination deposit is offset against actual tour costs, and an invoice will be provided for the shortfall between the actual tour cost and the deposit amount.  Further, the AFF does not provide individual athletes with detailed breakdowns of actual team levy amounts as they appear on any invoices or credit notes (please also note the Operational Protocol relating to this area - click here).

As a benchmark, athletes should expect to budget for the following approximate levels of costs:

  • World Championships (usually Europe): $5,000 - $6,000
  • Asian Championships: $3,500 - $4,500
  • Oceania Championships: $2,500 - $3,500
  • Commonwealth Championships: as above, depending on location

 

Fines - Competitions

For World Cups and other FIE Competitions, as well as EFC events and other National competitons, a number of fines may be levied by the organisers (or the FIE), and in all cases these are passed on by the AFF to individuals.  Athletes should make themselves aware of these fines, which can start at 500 Euros in value.  They include:

  • *  Where a number of fencers (combined male / female) entered into an event would create a situation where a fine would be imposed for having insufficient referees - shared by athletes, except where otherwise specified in the Selection Policy (e.g. World Cups).
  • *  Where a fencer enters an event, and fails to compete (without a medical certificate) - levied on individual athlete.
  • *  Where a fencer submits a late entry, that entry is accepted, and a late entry fee is levied (or a referee fine is consequently levied) - levied on individual athlete.