HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The National Squad and its High Performance Program are designed to support athletes dedicated to elite fencing. The High Performance Program provides training structures, international competition opportunities and dedicated resources to National Squad Members, and is managed by the AFF's High Performance Commission.
The High Performance Program allows athletes to work with the National Coaching Team and other program support staff, and gives access to a range of resources across technical, physical, strategic, mindset, and other areas.
National Squad Members have priority for selection to represent Australia under the AFF's Selection Policy.
The High Performance Program Outline provides a detailed overview of:
- National Squad Process
- National Squad Member expectations
- National Squad High Performance Program Scope
- National Squad – Development Pathways for different ages
How to join the National Squad
Calls for nominations to join the National Squad are made annually, generally at the conclusion of the Fencing World Championships or the Olympics. Nominations are assessed according the the AFF Selection Policy.
Before nominating for the National Squad, athletes should review:
- AFF Selection Policy
- National Squad Athlete Agreement
- Other AFF policies
National Squad Members pay a National Squad Participation Fee, either for National Squad Member (Adult), which includes the Senior, Junior, Cadet categories or for National Squad Member (Youth), either in total within 21 days of selection to obtain a discount, or in 12 equal monthly instalments.
Details of costs for National Squad Members, including HPC Designated Event Tours and camps, are itemised in the fee table published here.
|National Squad Nomination Fee||$165||This will be refunded if your nomination to the National Squad is not successful|
|National Squad Member - participation fee||Adult ($1716)|
|Invoiced in equal installments over the length of the athlete contract|