2022 Senior and Veteran Commonwealth Fencing Championships

20 Nov 2020

The AFF have received official notice that the Commonwealth Fencing Federation is pleased to announce that the 2022 Senior and Veteran Commonwealth Fencing Championships will be held in England. Pending travel restrictions and public health advice, the event is timetabled as follows: Date: 11-20 August 2022 (weapons control begins 10 August) Location: University of East…

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Australian fencing welcomes student administrator

19 Nov 2020
Australian Fencing Federation logo image

Sports business student Geordie Middleton has completed an internship with the Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) in what’s believed to be a first for the organisation. With limited opportunities available in the sports sector this year, the AFF was pleased to offer Geordie, an enthusiastic final year student at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), an…

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Athletes’ Commission – Nominations Open

12 Nov 2020

The AFF is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2021-2024 Athletes’ Commission. The Athletes’ Commission is the peak athlete representative body of the AFF. The Athletes’ Commission fulfils an important role in the AFF and its key responsibilities include: representing the interests of fencers of all age categories and communicating their views…

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How Australian fencing left its mark at Sydney 2000

21 Sep 2020

The Australian public went wild in the pre-dawn hours of September 24th, 1993, when the IOC announced Sydney had won the right to host the 2000 Olympic Games. It was a huge coup, with Sydney beating fancied rival Beijing by only two votes. But seven years goes by in a blink, and once the streamers…

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Vale Alwyn Wardle

16 Sep 2020
Alwyn Wardle

Prepared by the New South Wales Fencing Association and published here with permission. We are saddened to report the passing of Alwyn Wardle, a much respected figure in NSW and Australian fencing, on Monday 14 September. Al Wardle will be remembered fondly by many in the NSW and Australian fencing community – by older members…

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National fencing to remain on hold

14 Sep 2020
National fencing tournament

Calendar It is with heavy hearts the AFF Board has decided to vacate the remaining 2020 national tournament and camp schedule. With increased uncertainty around state border closures and associated quarantine requirements, it is unlikely national events can be conducted in a safe, equitable and economically feasible manner this year. Considering this decision, the AFF…

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