Elite sport is inherently about excellence. The right to represent Australia at the Olympic Games and the World Championships (open and age) represents the pinnacle of elite sport, and as such is a privilege to be earned. The Selection System sets out the minimum criteria which must be satisfied in order for a fencer to be eligible for selection for these events. Fencers are encouraged to view selection as merely the first step in the process of achieving the performance goals they have set themselves, rather than an end in itself.
Process and Timing
The processes and timing of selections is documented both within the Selection Policy and the following Operational Protocol.
AFF staff and directors cannot provide information relating to the interpretation of any section of the Selection Policy. There is no other way to gain ranking points except as defined in the Selection Policy. There is no body or person within any part of the AFF that has the power to allocate ranking points outside of the mechanisms within the Policy.
Ranking dates team selectionsDate at which ranking tables will be consulted for selection to national teams - invitation events
|Asian Championships (senior)||December 31, 2019|
|World Championships (senior)||N/A for 2020|
|Asian Championships (cadet/junior)||November 27, 2019|
|World Championships (cadet/junior)||January 13, 2020|
|Asian Championships (veteran)||TBC|
|World Championships (veteran)||July 8, 2020|
|Commonwealth Age Group Championships (veteran)||April 6, 2020|
|Junior Oceania||February 17, 2020|
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