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Australian men’s foilists show promise in Japan

16 Dec 2019
Matthew Dallasen, Yves Fontaine, Edward (Ned) Fitzgerald, Sholto Douglas. FIE / Facebook

The Australian men’s foil team has edged closer to the FIE top 16 after a solid performance at the Takamado Trophy in Tokyo, Japan, this weekend. Seeded 17th at the outset, the Australian team of Matthew Dallasen, Yves Fontaine, Edward (Ned) Fitzgerald and Sholto Douglas comfortably defeated 16th seed Brazil 45-34 in the round of…

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Australia represented at parafencing world cup

17 Nov 2019
Parafencing

Perth teenager Thomas Rogers had his first taste of international competition this weekend at the IWAS wheelchair fencing world cup in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The 14-year-old trains with coach and nationally accredited assessor Tuko Maia, who travelled with Thomas to Europe for the tournament. Tuko said Thomas was “amazing”. “He won a poule bout at…

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Under 23 Asian Championships – Recap

02 Nov 2019
2019 Asian U23

Our Aussie contingent has returned home after competing in Bangkok, Thailand at the 2019 Under 23 Asian Championships. Alex Brown (men’s sabre, 4V1D) and Sean Andrews (3V3D) fenced well in the pools with both progressing to the direct elimination round of 64. Each athlete won their first bouts against their Jordanian opponents (Brown 15-11, Andrews…

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Etihad – fencing equipment restrictions

02 Nov 2019
Baggage carousel

The AFF has been advised that Athletes travelling on Etihad flights are required to submit the following documents for application of weapon or ammunition carriage. Athletes are reminded that it is their responsibility to check the baggage requirements of their airline prior to travelling. Etihad has confirmed that athletes are required to: Complete and sign…

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Invitation to come and have a chat

01 Nov 2019
Town hall meeting

The AFF is holding a town hall style meeting in association with the 2019 Open and Veteran Championships in Canberra.  All people interested in Australian fencing are invited to attend. The town hall will be informal with no set agenda. Its purpose is to give stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and raise issues. It…

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New Australian FIE referees

26 Oct 2019

The AFF was represented by Frances Chow (NSW, sabre), Robert Di Pasquale (VIC, epee), and Victoria Mentor (VIC, foil) at the FIE referee accreditation opportunity in Bangkok, Thailand during the U23 Asian Championships in October. The exam consisted of 3 parts (theoretical examination, video analysis and practical examination), and only candidates that passed the theoretical…

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