Australian fencing receives high performance funding from Sport Australia (formerly known as the Australian Sports Commission).

As a condition of this funding, the AFF is required to undertake a categorisation of our athletes every six months, in accordance with an established set of criteria. Accordingly, the AFF Board has approved the 'Australian Fencing Federation Athlete Catgegorisation Criteria' (see below).

Fencers should note the following:

* At this stage, the outcome of the categorisation is unlikely to have a significant impact on the level of funding most fencers will be able to access.
* However, fencers applying for support from the State and Territory Sports Institute Network (NSWIS, VIS, QAS etc) may be asked to confirm whether they are a categorised athlete' and provide details of their categorisation.
* Within each category (Podium Potential, Developing etc), fencers are not listed in any order of priority.

Any questions regarding Athlete Categorisation should be directed to [email protected].