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The AFF invites all interested fencers to note the following Coach Designated tours for 2017.  The information for the tours is separated based on Age Category and Weapon.  Please ensure that you download the one(s) that you are interested in. 

Further information for the Tours can be gained from the contacts as listed in the documents.

To register, click here.  To see who is already registered, click here.  This registration facility is provided to Australian fencers for tours which are compulsory for members of the High Performance Program, but are also available for participation by non-HPP fencers.  Registrations close on Tuesday 20 September.

Please note the "Fees and Charges" information on the AFF web site (click here), in addition to the Operational Protocols on Selection (click here) and Tour Costs (click here).  As part of the registration process, you will be asked about travel insurance.  If you leave this blank, the standard tour insurance charge will apply.

In order to nominate for events that form part of the tour, you will need an FIE licence (and, for cadets, an EFC licence).  This is not required immediately, but you will not be able to complete your nomination unless all of the international representation pre-requisites have been competed (click here).

Athletes intending to compete in Junior or Senior World Cup events need to note very carefully the operation of the Selection Policy (sections J4.21 - J4.23, and O4.21 - O4.23 respectively).  The Operational Protocol for other Category "E" events for cost information is also relevant (click here), as is the information relating to Team entries (click here).

Important Note: nomination for the competitions that are part of this tour is an additional process, and must be done using the overseas competition entry facility (click here).  As with the FIE/EFC Licence above, event entry does not to need to be done at the time of tour nomination.

It is with considerable regret that I advise the Australian Fencing community of the recent passing of AFF Life Member - Peter Andersen. A great contributor with an outstanding sense of humour.

Apart from his contribution to NSW Fencing, Peter Andersen made a dedicated contribution to the national development of Fencing serving on the AFF Executive from the late 1990's to 2004 alongside the AFF Presidents - Bill Ronald and Helen Smith. He was recognised as an AFF Life Member in 2005. He went on to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF).

On behalf of the Australian Fencing community, our sincere respects, sympathies and condolences to the Andersen family - his wife Bridget and Fencing sons Sean and Paul and their partners and children.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on 24th June at Queen of Peace Church, 18 Stuart Avenue, Normanhurst, NSW.

Andrew Ius
Australian Fencing Federation Ltd


 The AFF congratulates the following fencers who have been selected to represent Australia at the
2016 Asian & Oceania Zone Olympic Qualifier in Wuxi, China (11th - 12th April) .

Men's Epee
Women's Epee

Kristian Radford


Joanna Halls


Men's Foil
Women's Foil

Lucas Webber


Alicia Kwag

Men's Sabre
Women's Sabre
Jasper Rowley
Helen Phillips


Updated 31 Mer 2016

The AFF is seeking applications from coaches who would like to nominate for the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program delivered by the US Olympic Committee in partnership with Olympic Solidarity. Information about the Program is included in the attached brochure. Applicants should ideally have Level 2 or 3 Coaching qualifications and be actively involved in the AFF’s High Performance Program.

Applications should be sent to the National Coaching and Officiating Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by COB on Monday 4 April. Applications should include the coach’s CV, a copy of their passport and a brief description (approximately 200 words) detailing the personal project they would like to undertake.The AFF will review the applicants and submit one nominee to the Australian Olympic Committee who will make the selection of candidates from National Sporting Organisations

The Australian Fencing Federation hosts four major training camps each year at the AIS, Canberra, as part of the AFF High Performance Plan. The 2017  'winter' training camp will take place on 1st - 4th July (arrival on 30th June). The camps bring together the teams and squads as well as invited state athletes to train with the National Weapon coaches and assistant coaches.  Please read the attached timetables for the three weapons.

Camp registrations (including accomodation) links will be made available soon.

Download this file (2017 'Winter' Epee timetable.pdf)Epee Schedule[3rd March 2017]43 kB
Download this file (2017 'Winter' Foil timetable.pdf)Foil Schedule[3rd March 2017]44 kB
Download this file (2017 'Winter' Sabre timetable.pdf)Sabre Schedule[3rd March 2017]45 kB