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Sabre clinics well received

14 Aug 2019

The AFF sabre clinics are likely to become a fixture on next year’s national fencing calendar following positive feedback and strong overall turnout at the 2019 camps. Designed by the National Sabre Coach and delivered by our most experienced coaches, the clinics give local athletes exposure to current international fencing trends. They also allow for…

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Changes to the High Performance Program

10 Aug 2019
HPP athlete

As nominations open for the next cycle of the open age group High Performance Program (HPP), the following administrative changes have been implemented by the AFF. Billing Athletes will pay a small monthly participation fee to the AFF but will no longer pay quarterly charges for individual lessons and state-based squad sessions. The AFF will…

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Project 5000 Grants

06 Aug 2019
Equipment Control

The AFF is delighted to launch the next Tranche of the Project 5000 Grants Program.  This program provides funding for targeted initiatives aimed at increasing the number of fencers in Australia.  It is being implemented as part of the AFF’s strategic aim of achieving 5,000 registered ‘active members’ (fencers affiliated at State level). Program Details…

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Report on Australian performance at World Fencing Championships 2019

05 Aug 2019
Violet Hull at World Championships 2019

After a solid performance at Universiade 2019 in Napoli, our Uniroos met the rest of the Aussie contingent in Budapest, Hungary for the 2019 Senior World Championships. Australia was represented in all events in men and women’s epee, foil, and sabre throughout the 9-day championship. Despite the odd cancelled flight and missing fencing bag during…

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Changes to the AFF Management Team

05 Aug 2019
Caitlin Fox-Harding

Fencers and supporters may notice some recent changes to the AFF’s Management Team. This team comprises passionate and highly skilled people who deliver the AFF’s programs nationally. Each team member reports directly to the AFF Board and is generally the first point of contact when dealing with various issues or queries related to their management…

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500 reasons to be a team player

10 Jul 2019

The AFF manages athlete entries to many overseas tournaments as outlined here. This includes submitting entries for individuals and teams to FIE, EFC and FCA events where there are no calls for nominations, such as FIE World Cups and satellite events, (Early Closing Events under the AFF Selection Policy). This process is managed according to…

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