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Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)

Programme Director, Operations Manager & Partnership Manager

Fencing New Zealand wants to appoint a Programme Director, an Operations Manager and a Partnerships Manager to establish and support the delivery of our National Development Programme for Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers.

About the Programme: The programme has an initial focus on establishing a pathway to success at the next Commonwealth Cadet & Junior Fencing Championships. It will also provide the foundation for a broader national development and high performance strategy that will have a longer term outlook.

The Programme Director: The Director will be lead the establishment and implementation of the programme for our Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers. This is a part-time position reporting to the FeNZ Board. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have team leadership and high performance sports management experience Ė preferably at national level, together with  well-developed communications and relationship management skills.

The Operations Manager: The Operations Manager will provide administration and support services for the delivery of the programme. The managerís role includes providing participant selection and registration services, pre & post tour organisation, supporting appointment and liaison with tour managers and coaches, training camp support services, programme budget and financial administration and records management.  This is a part-time paid position reporting to the Programme Director.

The ideal candidate will have sports administration and events management experience, ideally at a national level. Understanding of fencing and strong networks in the New Zealand fencing community is highly desirable.

The Partnership Manager: The Partnership Manager is responsible securing grants, sponsorship and other partnership arrangements with organisation that will support the implementation and growth of the programme.  The role may also include media liaison and communications. This is a part-time position reporting to the Director. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience, preferably with sporting organisations, together with well developed communications and relationship management skills. Ideally, they will have a good understanding of, and be well networked within, the New Zealand and international fencing community.

Further information:  Position Descriptions for all three roles and further information on the National Development Programme is available on the FeNZ website, click here.

For further information on these roles please contact Vicci Lamb, FeNZ Secretary General, at or, Phone (04) 970 7496 (later evenings).

Applications: Written applications for all three positions, including a brief resume, should be submitted to the Secretary General by Close of Business, Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

2017-05-22 22:31 - UFC 7 is on in 2018
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaUFC 7 is on for 2018. Ultimate Fencing Camp is a 10 day intensive training camp and held in Melbourne in early January.

To assist the organisers fencers interested in attending are asked to send their expression of interest to by 6 June 2017.

The camp will also include a coaching course for coaches wishing to study under Maestro Enrico di Ciola (Pisa). Those interested please also send through their expression of interest.

The camp will be for foil and epee only, with sabreurs encouraged to attend the sabre camp in Sydney.

Dates and location have yet to be finalised but dates are around 2 - 12 January, with a rest day included, but are subject to change for now. Location will depend on numbers.

2017-05-21 14:07 - Asian U23 Chamionships - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (General)
 Nominations are invited from fencers wishing to compete in the Asian Zone U23 Championships. These will be held 8 - 14 October 2017 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

Fencers will need to be self managing and will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with attendance e.g. referee cost etc if any. An FIE licence will be needed for this event.

Nominations should be sent to no later than 25 June 2017.

2017-05-21 14:01 - Australian Competitions coming up
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaFencers are reminded that the following Australian competitions are coming up.

Australian Schools Individuals      12 - 13 August
AFC#3, Sydney                              25 - 28 August
Australian Juniors                            21 - 24 September
AFC#4 Aus Champs, Canberra      8 - 12 December

Check the AFF website for details.

2017-05-21 13:43 - Oceanic Cadet Championships 2017 - New Caledonia - Nominations
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Oceania Zone)
 Nominations are invited from fencers wishing to compete at the Oceanic Zone Cadet Championships to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia 6 - 8 October 2017 (Provisional  dates - these may alter slightly once the timetable is known). This will be a managed team.

Selection criteria apply and can be found in the Selection Criteria available in the Downloads section of this site, as can the nomination form.

An early nomination and selection process is available for those wishing to confirm their selection early. Nominations will be processed on a weekly basis and the outcome notified once selection decisions are made.

Nominations close 18 June 2017 and should be sent to

2017-05-21 11:20 - Asian Masters - calling all Masters fencers
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (General)
 The Asian Masters will be held in Bangkok 8 - 11 September 2017.

Three are currently plans by some Masters to attend and if possible make up a team or two, in particular a Men's Foil team, but where number allow, other teams as well.

Fencers should also note that the Thai Open follows immediately after from 12 - 17 September 2017.

If you are interested in attending, please contact

2017-05-10 13:35 - Upcoming Vacancy: FeNZ Treasurer
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOwing to the impending departure of the current treasurer, FeNZ are seeking expressions of interest from people interested in taking over this role.

While accounting qualifications are not required, a reasonable understanding of accounts and treasury functions would be an advantage. The position is a voluntary one.

If you are interested in the role, or would like more information, please contact

2017-05-07 20:01 - Senior World Championships 2017
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (International)
InternationalFeNZ is pleased to announce that the following fencers have been selected to compete at the World Championships in Leipzig, Germany.

Men's Epee          William Bishop
Women's Foil        Stephanie Wyllie

Congratulations to both fencers and best of good fencing.

2017-05-07 19:53 - Asian Zone Championships 2017
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (International)
InternationalFeNZ is please to announce that the following people have been selected to compete at the Asian Zone Championships in Hong Kong.

Women's Epee          Anna Chalton
Men's Foil                  Hamish Chan
                                  Daniel Garelja
                                  Rory Ogg
                                  William Bishop (team)
Men's Epee                William Bishop

Congratulations to all fencers and good luck.

2017-05-06 18:17 - 2020 Olympics
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Olympics)
OlympicsFIE have very kindly provided funding support for Oceania Zone to assist in qualifying fencers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Funding is assigned to the top four Senior World Cup ranked fencers, regardless of weapon. The first tranche of funding has been assigned.
Samantha Auty (Australia)  Womenís Sabre (FIE Ranking 155)
Sholto Douglas (Australia)            Menís Foil (FIE Ranking 91)
Edward Fitzgerald (Australia)      Menís Foil (FIE Ranking 158)
Lucas Webber (Australia)            Menís Foil (FIE Ranking 137)

The next tranche of funding will be assigned based on Senior World rankings as at 31 August 2017.

New Zealand fencers intending to undertake a programme of qualification in order to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics are asked to contact if they wish to seek qualification and funding under the FIE/Oceania  programme.

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