Australian fencers vying for Olympic berth announced

30 Mar 2021
Fencer lunging

The following athletes have been selected to compete at the Asian Zone Olympic Qualifying event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 25-26 April 2021. These athletes are those who both qualified under the relevant AFF Olympic Nomination Criteria and have made themselves available to compete. Details of the AFF Olympic nomination process can be read here. In…

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Update on international competition

16 Feb 2021
Asian Junior and Cadet Champs 2019

The International Fencing Federation (FIE) and Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA) have made announcements regarding international competition. The correspondence can be read below and is summarised here. 2021 Cadet and Junior Zonal Championships The 2021 cadet and junior zonal championships will not be held. For Australian fencers, this affects the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing…

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Australian fencers at the Tokyo Olympic Games

16 Feb 2021
National Foil Coach Maestro Antonio Signorello

Disruption to the international competition calendar caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the nomination of Australian fencers to the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, now scheduled for 23 July – 8 August 2021. The AFF Olympic Nominating Criteria sets out the process for athlete nomination, including specifying dates for…

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New Anti-Doping Policy adopted by Australian Fencing

01 Jan 2021

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revised the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). The revised Code will come into force on 1 January 2021. The AFF is required to adopt a new anti-doping policy that gives rise to a number of changes. As such, the Australian Fencing Federation anti-doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping…

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Athletes’ Commission for 2020-2024 announced

27 Dec 2020

The Australian Fencing Federation congratulates the following athletes who have been elected to the Athletes’ Commission for the period 2020-2024: Lisa Blyth Alexander English Edward (Ned) Fitzgerald Isaac Hayes Kristian Radford As provided in the AFF Constitution, the athlete who received the most votes in the Athletes’ Commission election, Ned Fitzgerald, has been appointed by…

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2021 national competition schedule announced

05 Dec 2020

As the nation continues to adjust to travel and socialisation restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19, the Australian Fencing Federation is cautiously optimistic about recommencing national tournaments in 2021. Member states have been consulted on their capacity to host events and a revised tournament schedule (below) is proposed. Note, in a departure from the Australian…

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