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2018-01-16 21:02 - Selection Policy document updated
Posted by adminmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaThe selection policy document has been reissued with the Commonwealth 2014 reference removed and replaced with a generic Commonwealth selection policy.
It was not the intention to review the selection policy at this time, merely to make it relevant for the Commonwealth events scheduled in the immediate future.
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2018-01-15 21:16 - Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Championships 2018
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZWe have in the past few days been informed by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation (CFF) that a Cadet and Junior championships will most likely be held in England this coming July 2018.  This news varies from the advice given by CFF as late as November last year.

We are mindful that coaches, fencers and parents will have made plans to take part in competitions and not others on the basis there was not going to be a  Commonwealth Championship this year.  As a result, and to give everyone the opportunity to meet the qualifying standard, we wanted to communicate this recent information now although it is not 100% confirmed.  We would encourage you to read the Selection Policy which can be found here  http://www.fencing.org.nz/download.php?cat=1

Nominations will close on 24 April 2018 immediately following the NZ Cadet Championships.

Once we have confirmation from the CFF on the final decision we will provide a further update. This is likely to take several weeks.
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2018-01-14 17:44 - Oceanic and Australian Juniors - reminder
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Oceania Zone)
 Junior (U20) fencers are reminded that the Oceanic / Australian Juniors in Melbourne in February 2018 require a completed nomination and that selection will be in terms of the Selection Policy (see downloads section for nomination form and Selection Policy).

Once selection is confirmed, the Australian entry portal is now open and fencers must enter through the portal.

Where numbers allow, a New Zealand team will be entered in the teams events.
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2018-01-12 14:16 - Richard Peterson
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZIt is with much sadness that Fencing New Zealand and the New Zealand fencing community advises the passing of Richard Peterson, Life Member and former President of FeNZ.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Further details will follow.
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2017-12-29 14:49 - Asian Cadet and Junior Championships 2018 - Team
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (International)
InternationalCongratulations to the following fencers on their selection to attend the Asian Zone Cadet and Junior Championships in Dubai, UAE in February 2018.

Women's Foil
Chantelle May
Lena Jacob

Women's Epee
Abbi Reynolds
Sophia Tweddle

Men's Foil
Nick Henderson

Well done to you all.
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2017-12-29 14:34 - Oceanic and Australian Junior Championships 2018 - Nominations, Manager
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Oceania Zone)
 Nominations are called for from fencers wishing to compete at the Oceanic / Australian Championships to be held in Melbourne 15 - 18 February 2018.

The calendar for the event can be found at http://www.ausfencing.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5643:2018-australian-junior-championships&catid=235&Itemid=387

Selection for this competition will be in terms of the FeNZ Selection Policy. Fencers should read the policy before submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be made on the nomination form that can be found in the downloads section of this site, and accompanied by the deposit of the nomination fee (include surname and 'U20" in the reference). 

Nominations should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 28 January 2018. Selection decisions will be advised within a week of receipt of nominations.

The Team Manager will be Robert Gastaldo-Brac.
As this is a managed team, fencers will be levied a management fee.
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2017-12-18 18:37 - Commonwealth Fencing Championships, Veteran Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaThe Australian Fencing Federation and the ACT Fencing Association are delighted to invite fencers from around the Commonwealth to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Senior and Veterans Championships (CFC18) in Canberra from 23 to 28 November 2018.

Features of the event include:
• onsite accommodation available at the host venue - the
Australian Institute of Sport
• no restriction on entry numbers for veteran fencers
• gala dinner.

Fencers participating in CFC18 are also welcome to enter the
2018 Australian Open and Veterans Championships, to be held
in Melbourne from 16 to 20 November 2018.

For further information, go to www.cfc18.net
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2017-12-16 15:04 - Call for Nominations - Coach for Asian Cadet/Juniors
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZNominations are called for from coaches interested in being appointed team coach for the NZ team competing at the Asian Cadets and Juniors Championships in Dubai in February 2018.

Coaches should be experienced in foil and epee.

Nominations should be sent to secretary@fencing.org.nz no later than 5 January 2018.
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2017-12-16 15:02 - FIE Coach Training Course
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (International)
InternationalFeNZ has just received notification that the FIE will be running a 4-month coach training course in Budapest from 31 January 2018 through to 31 May 2018.

The course will accommodate a total of 24 students (8 per weapon), and FeNZ is able to nominate one person to apply.
In addition to coach education and practice, some classes in psychology, physiology and biomechanics will be given at the University of Budapest.

At the end of the programme, an examination will take place and give, if the participant is successful, an FIE-recognised diploma.

To be eligible for the Budapest Academy, the FIE stipulates that applicants must meet the following requirements:

- Be 20 years old at least
- Have experience coaching fencing and giving lessons for 7 years at least
- Hold an FIE licence
- Have a certified qualification level in a weapon (FIE or national licence)
- Commit to being a fencing coach in his/her country for 2 years after graduating from the Budapest Academy
- Speak and understand English or French
- Be in good physical health

The FIE provides accommodation and meals, but no travel costs are covered.

In the first instance, candidates for selection need to provide coaching@fencing.org.nz (cc: secretary@fencing.org.nz ) with the following documents by 5 January 2018:
- A statement of intent to apply and in which weapon
- A copy of coaching CV
- A brief outline of coaching plans to implement in NZ in the 2 years after the course.

Upon initial selection by FeNZ, the successful candidate's application will be forwarded to the FIE for their consideration, and the candidate will need to supply:

- A copy of their passport
- A recent color photo
- A copy of their coaching diploma
- A copy of a doctor’s certificate proving the candidate is in good health
- A short biography of the candidate (with his/her experience in which weapon, name and location of the club and name of their coach). This can be incorporated into the coaching CV document
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2017-12-10 16:35 - 2018 Fencing Singapore International Senior and Veteran Championships
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
Australia2018 Fencing Singapore International / Veteran Championships (with Team) has now been renamed as 2018 Fencing Singapore International Senior and Veteran Championships

The Competition will be held on the 13th - 15th January 2018 at the OCBC Arena Hall 6

Kindly visit http://www.fencingsingapore.org.sg/local-tournaments-results/ for more information on the competition (Competition circular have already been posted up)

Fencers interested in attending should contact secretary@fencing.org.nz for more details.
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