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Nominations are now open for fencers who wish to be selected to participate in the 3rd Asian Veterans Championships, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9 to 12 September 2017.
This event was previously known as the Asian Masters Championships and was last held in Perth in August 2016. It is open to male fencers 40 years or older (ie born in 1977 or earlier), and to female fencers 35 years or older (ie born in 1982 or earlier). For further details of the competition format and schedule, see the attached information sheet.
There is no limit on individual entries and each country can enter two teams in each gender/weapon category (teams must satisfy a minimum aggregate age requirement). We understand that countries who have expressed interest in attending  to date include Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taipei and Iran.
While the AFF will be running an organised tour for this event, we will be seeking to do so in a way which minimises the costs for the fencers involved. Further details will be provided once the size of the team is known.
To nominate to compete in this event, click here. Nominations close on Monday, 12 June 2017.
Fencers seeking additional competition may also be interested to note that the Asian Veterans Championships will be followed by the All Thailand Open Fencing Championships from 13 to 17 September 2017.
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Registrations are now open for the 2017 Australian Cadet & U/15 Championships. This event will be held at Wally Hagan Stadium in Perth from 5 to 9 July 2017 (see timetable attached).

Before registering, Australian fencers should make sure their home State affiliation is complete and paid up.

Fencers should also familiarise themselves with the Competition FAQs (click here), the Competition Equipment Requirements (click here) and the Competition Rules and Policies (click here).

Fencers from NSW, Victoria, WA and Qld are required to pay a State levy in order to participate in this event. Fencers from NSW, Victoria and WA must pay the State levy as part of the online registration process. Fencers from Queensland must pay the State levy directly to QFA.

To register for entry (both local and overseas fencers), click here. Late registration fees apply from 26 June 2017, so be sure to register early!

The AFF is pleased to announce that the following new directors were elected to the AFF Board at the Annual General Meeting on 20 May 2017:

* Ms Angela Bensted
* Mr Chris Nonis
* Mr Garry Webster

We welcome Angela, Chris and Garry to the Board, joining continuing directors Ms Evelyn Halls, Mr Vincent Elias and Mr Jeremy Shelley.

Our new directors have a wide range of skills and experience, and we are confident they will make a valuable contribution to the continued development of Australian fencing.

At its first meeting on 21 May 2017, the Board appointed Dr Frank Walsh as an appointed director for a 2 year term. Frank's appointment will assist in ensuring continuity during a period of significant Board renewal.

The Board thanks all of the nominees for elected director positions for their willingness to give up their time and effort to contribute to the success of fencing in Australia.

2017 Board web

The Australian Fencing Federation is shocked and disappointed to learn that Queensland fencing coach Michael O'Brien has reportedly pleaded guilty in the County Court of Victoria to one count of gross indecency involving a child under 16. The offence is reported to have occurred in Melbourne in the 1970s.

The AFF Board will be taking all necessary steps to implement appropriate disciplinary action.

The AFF aims to provide a safe environment for all participants in AFF activities to train, compete and enjoy the sport of fencing. Sexual, physical and emotional abuse of athletes or other participants at all levels of our sport is inconsistent with our values and is strictly prohibited.

The AFF has a Member Protection Policy (MPP) in place for the safety of participants in AFF activities. Equivalent policies are in place at the State level. Any member who believes they have been subject to behaviour which breaches these policies is encouraged to report it to the AFF, their State Association or the police (where applicable).  

The AFF is pleased to advise that nominations are now open for the Cadet & Junior High Performance Program (comprising the Australian Fencing Team and the Australian Fencing Squad) for the 2017/18 year (1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018).

Fencers (and their parents) who are considering nominating for the HPP should carefully read the documentation contained in the 'High Performance Program' section of this website. In particular, the AFS & AFT Athlete Agreement sets out the financial and other obligations which apply to fencers participating in the High Performance Program, while the HPP Annual Plan sets out the training and competition commitments required of fencers under the program. 

Membership of the Australian Fencing Team (AFT) comes with demanding training and competition requirements relevant to fencers aiming to compete at the highest international level (World Championships). The Australian Fencing Squad (AFS) offers a preparatory program to the AFT, which enables fencers to participate in HPP activities while following a slightly less demanding program.

Fencers who are interested in participating in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina should be aware that they will need to be members of the AFT for 2017/18 in order to pursue qualification for this event. This is because, under the YOG qualification system determined by the FIE, qualification is based solely on results achieved at the 2018 World Cadet Championships. Fencers are only eligible to compete in the YOG if they were born no later than 31 December 2003.

Fencers who wish to nominate for the 2017/18 Cadet & Junior AFT & AFS can do so by clicking here. The deadline for nominations is Monday, 29 May 2017. Fencers who nominate but are not selected for the AFT will be assumed to have also nominated for the AFS (unless otherwise advised).

Please note that fencers who are selected for the 2017/18 HPP will be required to attend the HPP Camp at the AIS in Canberra from 1 to 4 July 2017. Normal registrations for the camp close on 7 June 2017, after which late fees apply. You will be advised prior to 7 June 2017 whether your nomination for the HPP has been successful.