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Elite sport is inherently about excellence. The right to represent Australia at the Olympic Games and the World Championships (open and age) represents the pinnacle of elite sport, and as such is a privilege to be earned. The Selection System sets out the minimum criteria which must be satisfied in order for a fencer to be eligible for selection for these events. Fencers are encouraged to view selection as merely the first step in the process of achieving the performance goals they have set themselves, rather than an end in itself.

Contact Details

The Selection Commission may be contacted through the Chair of the Selection Panel via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Sections 2.5 - 2.9 of the Selection Policy should be noted in this regard.

Process and Timing

The processes and timing of selections is documented both within the Selection Policy and the relevant Operational Protocol (see here).  Note also the fact that the Selection Policy is complemented by some operational processes regarding entry to overseas events (see here).


Please be aware that AFF staff and directors cannot provide information relating to the intepretation of any section of the Selection Policy.  It should also be noted that the Selection Policy is the sole and exclusive source of ranking point allocation - there is no other way to gain ranking points except through the Policy. There is no body or person within any part of the AFF that has the power to allocate ranking points outside of the mechanisms within the Policy.

Revised Selection Policy - March 2017

The AFF Board approved the introduction of a revised AFF Selection Policy which has been in effect since 12 March 2017.
The revised Policy made significant structural changes to the previous Policy by consolidating the provisions which are common to all age groups in a single section so as to reduce duplication. Some of the key changes effected by the new Policy include: 
  • 1) the amendment of the selection criteria for Asian Zone Championships to provide for equality as between AFT and AFS fencers;
  • 2) the introduction of provisions clarifying the process for individual and team selection for FIE, EFC and FCA events (where no call for nominations is undertaken);
  • 3) the expansion of provisions regarding team selection to provide for a greater range of team events (eg mixed ages, genders, weapons)
  • 4) the introduction of provisions regarding the replacement of selected fencers who subsequently withdraw from an event; and
  • 5) the correction of certain anomalies in Appendix A to allow for the allocation of points where none were previously available (eg where a lower age category fencer competing in a higher age category event was previously eligible to earn points in the higher age category but not in the lower age category).   
Category E Events
In addition to the events that have been allocated points in Appedix A the current list of Category E events that have been assessed can be found here