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AFF Organisational Structure

                                     
             


  President
Andrew Ius
               
            Vice-President
Evelyn Halls
    Women in Fencing Commission          
           

           
             
                 
   

Operations
Adam Reynolds
Supported by
Evelyn Halls*

    Finance
Adam Reynolds
Supported by
Vincent Elias
  Communications, Promotion, Marketing 
Evelyn Halls
Supported by
Frank Walsh
  Development
Vincent Elias
Supported by
Evelyn Halls
    High Performance
Frank Walsh
Supported by
Evelyn Halls
 
                                     
                                     
  Admin Support
Alex Andre
  Finance Officer
Alina Signorello
      Coaching Development Commission  

HPM
Paul Crook

 
                     
                               
  Selection Commission               Officiating Commission   HPAM
(Operations)
Paul Crook
                       
                               
  Tournament Management Commission                       HPAM
(Contracts & Finance)
Alina Signorello
                           
                               
  Masters &
Veterans 
Commission
                      Athletes Commission
                           
                                 
                              Medical
Commission
                   * Secretary-General           
   
    President
(Elected)
    Vice President
(Appointed)
  Directors
(Elected)
  Support
Personel
    AFF
Commissions
AFF President

The President is the face of the Federation, representing the organisation within Australia when dealing with National and State government bodies, such as the Australian Sports Commission.  The President also represents the AFF overseas when liaising with the FIE and the Oceania Fencing Confederation.  The President is the primary point of contact for Member Protection issues, and is the Director responsible for organisational governance.

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Operations

Operations encompasses much of the day-to-day running of the AFF.  It includes competitions (local and overseas).  For local competitions, this includes the National Open Circuit tournaments, as well as all of the Under-age and Schools events.  For overseas competitions, this includes the nomination and selection process.

The Operations Director also holds the position of Secretary-General of the AFF.

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Finance

Finance covers the traditional "Treasurer" function within a not-for-profit sports association.  The Finance function includes all of the banking, debtor, creditor, and financial reporting required for the Federation.

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Funding

The Federation cannot survive financially solely on the contributions made by State Associations, or the revenue provided by running National competitions.  As such, it needs to look to outside bodies for funding assistance.  This funding comes from government orgnisations - for example, the Ausltralian Sports Commission - and through limited private sponsorship arrangements.

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Development

The Development portfolio covers all aspects of coaching and of development, in addition to officiating (referees).  By necessity, there is an overlap between this portfolio and that of High Performance (relating to the coaching resources available within the High Performance Progrma), and also that of Operations (relating to officials required for local and international competitions).

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High Performance

The High Performance portfolio is predominantly responsible for the Australian Fencing Team, as well as the coiaching and administrative resources that are required for the AFT.  The Director responsible for High Performance is also the Chair of the High Performance Commission.

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Commissions

The Commissions within the AFF play a valuable and essential part in both the running of the organisation, and its governance.  There are two attached documents below.  One shows the various Commissions, their structures and their responsibilities; the other outlines the guidelines for the operations of Commissions.