Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group

26 Jun 2020

Earlier this year the AFF announced a new initiative aimed at increasing participation by Women in Fencing. Upon reflection, the AFF has decided to expand the purview of the working group to consider diversity in our sport more generally. The amended terms of reference for the working group can be viewed here. Operations & High…

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Vale Tom Cross, Olympian

13 Jun 2020
Tom Cross, John Fethers, Rod Steel and Bill Cope - London 1954 SOURCE: Supplied / Swords Club

Australian Fencing notes the passing of Tom Cross who represented Australia in the foil team event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Tom was raised in Sydney where he developed his love for the sport, although he later lived in Melbourne and competed for Victoria. As a young man, Tom moved to London to study fencing…

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FIE update on qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

03 Jun 2020

Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021, the FIE Executive Committee and the International Olympic Committee have approved an updated qualification system. The updated document can be viewed below and has been added to the Tokyo 2020 rankings page of the AFF website. Only the various dates mentioned in the document have…

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FCA Information Bulletin No. 4 – 2020

04 May 2020

The Fencing Confederation of Asia has published INFORMATION BULLETIN No. 4-2020, which can be read in full at the link below. Key points for Australian fencers are: Olympic Zone Qualifying event and Asian Fencing Championships will be scheduled for early 2021. The following events are cancelled: Asian Cadet Circuit for season 2020-2021 Asian Veterans Fencing…

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How returning to sport guidelines affect fencing

02 May 2020

Returning to Sport On Friday 1st May 2020 the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scot Morrison MP, announced National Principles for the resumption of Sport and Recreation activities (National Principles) which have been adopted by the National Cabinet on the advice of the Australian Protection Principle Committee. The National Principles are underpinned by the…

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New Resources for Australian Referees

30 Apr 2020

Whilst our community remains bunkered down, the AFF has been working hard behind the scenes to bolster its online services. As previously advertised here, the AFF has already released online content for High-Performance athletes to assist with their iso training. This combines technical, physical training, and mental health material to keep our athletes thriving while under…

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