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Happy 70th Birthday to the AFF

14 Oct 2019

Founded in 1949, the Australian Fencing Federation celebrates its 70th birthday this year. With lots going on, the AFF would like to invite those members of the community attending the National Championships to a small celebration of the AFFs 70 years of work and take the time, to bring together our community in an informal…

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Veterans taste victory at World Championships in Cairo

13 Oct 2019

Australian veterans claimed one gold, two silver and a bronze medal at the World Veteran Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt this week, finishing in ninth place on the medal table at the tournament’s end. Richard Purdie posted the best result with gold in the Men’s Epee 70+ event. Richard secured a clean sweep in pools…

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AFF Officiating Director earns a berth at Tokyo Olympic Games

12 Oct 2019
Referees

AFF Referee Director, Italian Emanuele Bucca, has been appointed to the officiating team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. This appointment is a great honour for referees and reflects Emanuele’s skill and experience in the international fencing arena. Emanuele was the guest international referee at the 2017 Australian National Fencing Championships and was…

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HPP camps in full swing

10 Oct 2019

The High Performance Program launched its 2019-2020 season with three weapon-specific camps recently. Sydney played host to 38 foilists and 30 sabreurs, with High Performance Program, Talented Fencer Program and other invited athletes converging on the NSW Fencing Centre across two separate weekends. National foil and sabre coach Antonio Signorello led the Sydney sessions with…

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We need you

01 Oct 2019
Epee fencing

Australian Fencing has an ambitious agenda for the next 12 months and is calling on its talented community for assistance. Three working groups are being formed with expressions of interest invited by 1 November 2019. It is envisaged the working groups will convene via electronic meetings and will expire at the end of 2020. To…

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Peter Osvath

12 Sep 2019

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. …

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