Selection and Representation

 

Selection to represent Australia is governed by the Selection Policy.

Selection in some events is only open to National Squad Members, and other events National Squad Members have priority in selection.

From November 1, 2021 the amended Selections will take effect. In essence these changes will substantially affect cadet, junior, and senior categories as follows:

  • Selection for International Championships (Asian Championships, World Championships, Commonwealth Championships, Asian Games, and other nominated championships) will be made from National Squad Members.
  • Selection for HPC Designated Events will be made from National Squad Members.
  • Selection for International Event (Non-Designated) are on a priority basis for National Squad Members but are also open to athletes who are not National Squad Members.
  • Selection for International Events (Other) is on a priority basis for National Squad Members but is thereafter open to athletes who are not National Squad Members.

Event Selection Pathways

Ranking dates team selections

Date at which ranking tables will be consulted for selection to national teams - invitation events
Asian Championships (senior)February 1, 2022
World Championships (senior)February 1, 2022
Asian Championships (cadet/junior)January 3, 2022
World Championships (cadet/junior)January 3, 2022
Asian Championships (veteran)TBC
World Championships (veteran)TBC
Commonwealth Fencing ChampionshipsMay 20, 2022
HPC Designated EventsTwo months prior to the Event or as advised by the HPC
International Event (non-Designated)35 days prior or as otherwise advised.
International Event (Other)35 days prior or as otherwise advised.
International (Youth) TourTBC

Policy Updates

New policies for international selection and rankings

24 Apr 2021

The Australian Fencing Federation has adopted a new Selection Policy and Rankings Policy. President of the Australian Fencing Federation Mr…

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Selection Policy review – public consultation

05 Dec 2020

The AFF has completed a review of the existing selection policy that was introduced almost ten years ago. The AFF’s…

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Ranking dates 2019

20 Jan 2019

In accordance with the AFF Selection Policy and in an effort to provide certainty on selection processes for international team…

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No multiplier for Coach Designated Tour events during Olympic selection period

14 Jan 2019

Under the AFF Selection Policy, a multiple of 1.5 applies to determine the points awarded for designated events which form…

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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.…

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