The U23 category is being introduced as a stepping-stone for younger fencers as they make their way into the Senior circuit. The first Asian U23 was held in 2012, and has been widely adopted in other zones around the world.
As yet the U23 age group has yet to attain full FIE status, but the popularity of the age class would suggest that it may not be long before it is adopted.
Fencers nominating for this event need to be aware that there is no funding available through FIE or FeNZ and that fencers will need to be self managing as no team management will be appointed. Fencers will need to meet the minimum qualifying standard for this event, as set out on the FeNZ High Performance Plan, and will be subject to selection by the FeNZ selectors.
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