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2018-19 Cadet and Junior HPP – nominations now open

13 May 2018

The AFF is pleased to advise that nominations are now open for the 2018/19 High Performance Program in the Cadet (U/17) and Junior (U/20) age categories. The High Performance Program (HPP) comprises the Australian Fencing Team (AFT) and the Australian Fencing Squad (AFS). The 2018/19 cycle runs from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.…

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World Cadet Championships 2018

09 May 2018

  The AFF congratulates the following fencers who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 World Cadet Championships in Verona, Italy (1st – 8th Apr 2018). Men’s Epee Women’s Epee OliverAGNEW BronwenBONDFIELD ChristinaBUI Men’s Foil Women’s Foil PhilDOUGLAS AndreaBARRATT (NEE. CHAPLIN) Men’s Sabre Women’s Sabre PhillipAITCHISON No one selected   Team Manager: Chris…

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Success for Project 5000 Grant Program applicants

04 May 2018

Funding and in-kind support is now rolling out under the AFF Project 5000 grant program, with Melbourne’s Ruyton Girls School receiving a $5000 contribution to establish a school fencing program and club. Ruyton will use the funding to purchase 10 sets of uniforms and equipment, with additional funding provided by the school and parents for…

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Nominations open for 2018 Asian Veterans Championships

01 May 2018

Nominations are now open for fencers who wish to be selected to participate in the 4th Asian Veterans Championships, to be held in Wakayama, Japan from 1 to 4 September 2018. This event is open to male fencers born in 1977 or earlier, and to female fencers born in 1982 or earlier. For further details…

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Australian Men’s Foil Team receives ASC funding

12 Apr 2018

The AFF is delighted to announce that we have obtained funding from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to assist the senior men’s foil team in their preparation for the 2018 World Championships. The funding of $40,000 allocated by the ASC will be applied to fund the costs of 4 fencers and a coach attending the…

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Amendments to selection policy

09 Apr 2018

The AFF Board has approved amendments to the AFF Selection Policy which will come into effect on 9 April 2018. The only amendment to the previous version of the policy (dated 12 March 2017) is to introduce a scaling factor for FIE Junior World Cup events. These events will now be subject to the same…

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