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2019 Annual General Meeting

26 May 2019
2019 Annual General Meeting

At the 2019 Australia Fencing Federation Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on 26 May 2019, member states elected Mr Vincent Elias and Mr Kelvin Andrews to the AFF Board. This is Vince’s second term in office. Kelvin, a senior barrister from New South Wales, is a newcomer. The newly constituted Board then convened and…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games tickets available

10 May 2019

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the individual ticket sales process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now open in Australia. The request phase will run from May 10 until May 31. To secure individual tickets offered as part of the request phase, Australian residents are invited to create a CoSport.com account and submit…

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Oceania Cadet Championships 2019

23 Apr 2019
Oceania Cadet Championships

Australian cadet fencers are on the move again, travelling to Wellington, New Zealand for the 2019 Oceania Cadet Championships, running from 25 to 28 April. A team of 36 athletes across all weapons will celebrate Anzac Day at the tournament, reflecting on Australia’s shared history with the host nation. While some team members have barely…

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Planning overseas competitions? Coach levies might apply

29 Mar 2019

The AFF Operational Protocol on tour expenses has been updated to provide clarity around how coach travel expenses are apportioned across athletes. Where an athlete chooses to enter an event included in a Coach Designated Tour (see list of tours here), they will pay a portion of the coach’s travel expenses. This levy will apply…

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Vale Kathleen Baxter

28 Mar 2019
Kathleen Baxter

Kathleen Baxter 28 November 1930 – 23 March 2019 Thank you to The Swords Club for providing the following tribute: It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Kathleen (Katie) Baxter. Katie began her fencing career at The Swords Club in 1949 and went on to compete at the Rome Olympics in 1960.…

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Five things you need to know about the AFF Portal

20 Mar 2019
Portal contact details

An AFF Portal profile is created for all members, even non-competitive members such as coaches and volunteers, when membership details are given to the AFF by state associations. Here’s why you should visit the portal from time-to-time and make sure your profile is current. 1.    It’s the only way we can find you Wondering why…

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