By applying for membership of the Australian High Performance Program [HPP] as a member of the Australian Fencing Team [AFT] or the Australian Fencing Squad [AFS] and paying a nomination fee to the AFF, I agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement if I am accepted into the HPP by the Australian Fencing Federation [AFF]. This Agreement will take effect for the period identified in the High-Performance Annual Program [HPAP] which is included in this Agreement.
HPP members have access to the National Training Program including training camps and coaching with the AFF HPP coaching staff, access to the HPP Competition Program with the opportunity to represent Australia at the highest levels and as a member of the HPP there is the opportunity to pursue personal sponsorships, sporting scholarships and to benefit from any team sponsorships.
If I fail to comply with or breach any term of this Agreement I agree that the AFF may impose such disciplinary measures or penalties on me as it deems appropriate and that such measures may include and suspension or removal from the HPP.
AFF Code of Conduct for Athletes means the code of conduct set out in Attachment B4 of the National Member Protection Policy issued and published by the AFF on its website from time to time.
AFF Policies means all of the policies and operational protocols of the AFF that are published on the AFF website including the AFF Member Protection Policy, Anti-Doping Policy, Communications (Athletes) Policy, Publicity Policy (and the FIE Publicity Code), AFF Selection Policy, Sponsorship Policy, Social Media Policy and Disciplinary Policy.
AFF Selection Policy means the policy issued and published by the AFF which policy explains how selections for the AFT and AFS and qualification for international competitions are made.
Agreement means this agreement including any annexures, addendums, schedules or variations to this agreement.
Assistant National Coach means any person appointed to the position of Assistant National Coach by the AFF and may hold that role from time to time.
High Performance Annual Program or HPAP means the training and competition program set by the High-Performance Commission and the National Weapon Coach which must be undertaken by me unless exemption in whole or in part is granted.
HPP Competition Program means the competition training sessions and competitions designated by the High-Performance Commission and the National Weapon Coach as part of the High-Performance Annual Program which must be attended by me unless exemption in whole or in part is granted under this Agreement.
International Events means individual and team events as set out for my High-Performance Annual Program.
National Weapon Coach means the national coach in charge of my weapon as appointed by the AFF from time to time.
National Training Program means the fencing training program designed for individual members of the AFT and AFS.
Personal Coach means the accredited coach nominated by me under clause 10 of section A.
State Fencing Association means the body responsible for the management and development of the sport of fencing in my State.
Tour Rules means the standing rules issued and published by the AFF that cover all AFF fencing tours.
In consideration of the AFF accepting me into the HPP I agree to:
The AFF will provide me with the following:
If I withdraw from the HPP without the AFF’s approval or if this Agreement is terminated for non-performance, or for disciplinary reasons, I acknowledge that:
If I withdraw from the HPP with approval or have a temporary absence approved, I acknowledge that:
I have read the High Performance Annual Program and agree to undertake the program specified there or, if I have requested a variation, I agree to undertake the varied program agreed to by the AFF. I acknowledge that uploading a variation request does not mean that the AFF has agreed to any such request and that the AFF will process such requests on a case by case basis.
For the purposes of this Agreement:
The undersigned hereby applies for membership in the HPP as a member of the AFT or the AFS and, if accepted into the HPP by the AFF, agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.
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Document Name: Athlete Agreement
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