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The Oceania Fencing Confederation has announced the award of significant funding from the FIE President Mr Alisher Usmanov, through his Charity Fund for the Future of Fencing, to assist fencers from Oceania who are seeking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The funding will initially be directed to selected high performing fencers based on their senior FIE ranking as at 30 April 2017, subject to certain conditions. These conditions include that fencers must be under the age of 30 at 1 January 2017 and must commit to attending specified competitions during the funding period. The allocation of funds will be reviewed regularly (based on FIE ranking) over the three year period leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.

The AFF welcomes the allocation of funding from the Charity Fund for the Future of Fencing, which is expected to greatly assist Australian fencers in their Olympic qualification journey. We are indebted to the OFC for their ongoing efforts to support the growth and development of fencing in our region. 

The AFF has received some preliminary information from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) regarding the qualification process for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires from 6 to 18 October 2018.

In accordance with the qualification process developed by the FIE and the IOC, places for the Youth Olympic Games will be allocated based on results in the 2018 World Cadet Championships to be held in Verona, Italy in April 2018.

Relevantly, places will be allocated to fencers from the Asia/Oceania zone as follows:

  1. three quota places in each weapon and gender event will be allocated to the best ranked fencers from Asia/Oceania (with a maximum of one fencer per country per event); and
  2. a further two quota places will be allocated to the next two best ranked athletes from Oceania across all events (with a maximum of one athlete per country for each event).

In order to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, fencers must be eligibe to participate in the 2018 World Cadet Championships and must be born no later than 31 December 2003. Further details of the qualification process are contained in the attached document.

This information is preliminary and relates to the international qualification process only. The AOC is currently in the process of developing the nomination and selection criteria for the Australian YOG team, which may impose additional requirements.

Athletes should note that the Australian team for the 2018 World Cadet Championships will be selected in accordance with the AFF Selection Policy (available under 'Documents and Policies' on this website), which requires athletes to be members of the Australian Fencing Team. Nominations for the Cadet AFS for the 2017/18 year (which incorporates the 2018 World Cadet Championships) will open in April/May 2017.

 

Attachments:
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The Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA) will be holding the next Refereeing C Licence Seminar and Exam in Bangkok, Thailand from 5 to 7 September 2017, immediately prior to the Asian Veterans Fencing Championships. The C Licence qualification is the first step on the pathway to international refereeing accreditation.

The AFF may nominate one candidate for each weapon to participate in the Seminar and Exam. Expressions of interest should be sent to the AFF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., together with a brief summary of your refereeing qualifications and experience, by Monday, 15 May 2017.

Candidates are required to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, but may be provided with a partial subsidy depending on the applications received.

 

The AFF is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to support an intensive training and competition program for our Men's Foil team in the lead-up to their 2017 key benchmark events - the Asian Championships in June and the World Championships in July.

The allocation of funding by the AOC recognises the significant international results achieved by the Men's Foil squad in recent years, including back to back Top 8 finishes at the 2015 & 2016 World Junior Championships.

The AOC funds will be used to support the attendance of four fencers and a coach at the FIE Grand Prix event in Shanghai and the FIE World Cup in St Petersburg during May 2017, as well as the staging of two additional high performance training camps over the next three months.

The funding provided by the AOC has been allocated to the top four fencers in the current Men's Foil rankings - Sholto Douglas, Jesse Morris, Ned Fitzgerald and Lucas Webber. The team will be accompanied by National Foil Coach Antonio Signorello in Shanghai and Assistant National Foi Coach Rob di Pasquale in St Petersburg.

The AFF is grateful for the AOC's ongoing support of Austraian fencing and we value the AOC's assistance as we work towards qualifying fencers for the 2020 Olympics and beyond. We wish the Men's Foil team and their coaches all the best for a successful overseas campaign, as they seek to build on the encouraging results achieved to date.  

The AFF is delighted to announce that Australia has been awarded the right to host two events as part of the inaugural Asian Cadet Circuit to be introduced by the Fencing Confederation of Asia during 2017. The Asian Cadet Circuit is intended to enhance the development of young fencers in the Asia and Oceania region by providing additional competitive opportunities closer to home.

The Asian Cadet Circuit calendar for 2017 includes a Boys & Girls Epee event in Brisbane on 22 & 23 July 2017 and a Boys and Girls Sabre event in Sydney on 2 & 3 September 2017. The full calendar is as follows:

* July 8-9, Boys & Girls Foil - Pasig City, Philippines

* July 22-23, Boys & Girls Epee - Brisbane, Australia

* July 28-30, Boys & Girls Foil - Singapore

* August 19-20, Boys & Girls Sabre - Wakayama, Japan

* August 19-20, Boys & Girls Foil and Epee - Hong Kong

* September 2-3, Boys & Girls Sabre - Sydney, Australia

* September 30 & October 1 - Boys & Girls Foil and Epee - Taichon, Taiwan