In recognition and appreciation of this outstanding contribution to Australian Fencing, Peter Osvath was awarded AFF Life Membership by the 2014 Annual General Meeting and formally recognised at the 2104 Robyn Chaplin Memorial Tournament in Adelaide.
An accomplished 3 weapon fencer, Peter Osvath has made a unique and outstanding contribution to Australian Fencing since 1988. This has included:
During his time in ACT (1988 to 1995) – held various positions as President of ANU Fencing Club; Vice President and President of ACT Fencing where he notably helped bring ACT Fencing into the national fencing family;
Since moving to Victoria in 1995 – held various positions as President of VRI Fencing Club; President of Fencing Victoria (2003-08) where he notably concluded the negotiations and plans for the establishment of the State Fencing Centre at North Melbourne;
From 1990 to 2013 – Chair of the AFF Selection Commission, including management of all international competition entries, establishment of AFF results database, regular updating of the AFF Ranking Points and major contribution to the development and transparency of the AFF Selection Policy;
He also served as a member of the AFF Officiating Commission and appointed as referee for the 1984 and 2000 Olympic Games, and a number of international tournaments and World Championships;
Appointed Team Manager for Australian Team at 2006 Commonwealth Fencing Championships and World Championships;
Member of AFF Executive from 2001 to 2009; and
Inaugural High Performance Manager for the Australian Fencing Team.