Under 23 High Performance Program open for nominations

15 Jan 2020
2019 Asian U23 Championships

Athletes who fall within the under 23 age category are invited to nominate for the Under 23 High Performance Program (HPP). Registrations are open from 15 January to 22 January 2020. HPP members enjoy access to the National Training Program, which includes national training camps and coaching with HPP staff, and preferred access to the…

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Fee changes

13 Jan 2020
Epee fencers

The AFF has reviewed its fee structure and provides the following summary of changes for the information of members. While the fee structure remains largely unchanged for 2020, there have been some minor adjustments, particularly in relation to coach fees. All changes to fees have been made after carefully considering the AFF’s strategic objectives and…

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Annual coaching accreditation process updated

02 Jan 2020

The AFF has undertaken a review of its annual coaching accreditation renewal process. Coaching renewal is a yearly requirement for all coaches who wish to maintain their accreditation. The AFF has made substantial changes to the annual process. These changes include: Making coaching renewal free. There is no longer a $25 renewal fee. Removing the…

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Member protection and discipline policies overhauled

21 Dec 2019
Member protection and disciplinary policies

Australian Fencing’s member protection and disciplinary procedures have been streamlined and simplified with a suite of new policies developed by the AFF Board and adopted at its most recent meeting. The changes are the result of a broad ranging review announced by then incoming President Vince Elias to member states at the 2019 Annual General…

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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

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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