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2019-06-16 11:15 - President's Cup - 2019 - reminder
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaThe President's Cup and Veterans Epee competition will be held Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th July at the Ara Polytechnic Recreation Centre in Christchurch.
Early registration is encouraged - and remember to book your flights and accommodation! To enter and for information about the tournament go to :

2019-06-11 17:47 - AFC#2 Medals from Adelaide...
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaNZ fencers gained an impressive 4 medals over the weekend - Lena Jacob following up on her Gold medal in the U23 Women's Foil with another Gold - this time in the Robyn Chaplin Memorial Women's Open Foil.

Other impressive performances came from Daniel Garelja with a Bronze in the Open Men's Foil and Chantelle May in the U23 Women's foil.

Well done to all the fencers competing in Adelaide with many strong performances.

2019-06-09 18:03 - Great NZ results in Australia
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaIt is great to see our fencers achieving some impressive results in the AFC2 event in Adelaide yesterday.

Following on from her win in the Australian Under 20ís earlier in the year, one of our most promising young fencers Lena Jacob took out the Under 23 Foil title. Lena beat her Australian rival Mayuri Muralidharan in the final 15 -8. Chantelle May made it two Kiwiís on the podium, losing narrowly to Muralidharan in a close semi-final. The girls fence again in the Open event on Monday.

In the Menís Open Foil, Daniel Garelja provided New Zealandís third medal of the day with a great third place finish, losing to the eventual winner Edward Fitzgerald. This is our first medal in an Australian Open event for some time and a great achievement.

Mary Black also had a good weekend, following on from a 12th place in the Women's Open Epee, she narrowly missing out on a medal in the veterans' event.

On behalf of Fencing New Zealand I would like to congratulate all our fencers and Coach Anya Kamynina whose pupils picked up the three medals.

Mark Rance
President, Fencing New Zealand

2019-05-20 11:17 - President's Cup - 2019
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe President's Cup is in Christchurch this year - 13th and 14th July.

Registrations are now OPEN - through the following link

2019-05-12 11:55 - South Island Champs & National U23 Champs 2019
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFencing South invite you to:

South Island Champs & National U23 Champs 2019
Queen's Birthday Weekend - 1-3 June, Dunedin

Info Sheet:
Entry form:

2019-05-01 10:32 - Women Fencing in Menís National Championship Events Trial
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThrough the 2018 calendar year and in the lead up to the Commonwealth Cadet, Junior, Open and Veterans Championships, the Fencing New Zealand Board authorised a trial that gave access to menís Championship events for some women.

This trial covered all National events from the Cadet age group up.  It allowed females to fence in the male equivalent events providing they also fenced in the equivalent female event at the same competition.  It is important to note that this meant that those females were fencing in a male event, i.e. as distinct from a mixed event. Prior to this, mixed or combined events were only held when low entry numbers resulted in a single sex event not being viable.

The trial was aimed at giving female fencers aiming to fence in that yearís Commonwealth Championships increased competition and was to run only to the end of 2018.

Early this year, a panel was formed to review the trial and to make recommendations to the Fencing New Zealand Board as to whether the trial should be made permanent or extended.

As part of the review process, feedback was sought from the fencing community, with the feedback being evenly split, for and against.  Most of the coach feedback was against females fencing in male events. A key factor highlighted in the feedback was safety for competing athletes.
In addition, consultation was also undertaken with the FIE through the Woman and Fencing Council and Women in Sport Aotearoa.  The recommendation from both was firmly against combined events.
Weighing up all the feedback and evidence, the majority view of, and the recommendation by, the panel was to not continue the practice of opening male Championship events to female competitors.  This was agreed, again by a majority, by the Fencing New Zealand Board at its March meeting.

It should be noted that this decision applies to FeNZ Ďchampionship eventsí (specifically National Championships at all age groups, Presidentís Cup and North & South Island Championships) and does not preclude mixed events for other Regional or Club competitions.
The Fencing New Zealand Board acknowledges this issue has been quite polarising and it has not taken this decision lightly.  It has reviewed the evidence, sought feedback from the Fencing New Zealand stake holders, and consulted with the FIE and external experts in womenís sport.
It remains committed to developing womenís fencing in New Zealand, as it is fencing in general.  It is also committed to working with the FIE Women and Fencing Council and Women in Sport Aotearoa on any initiatives they believe will benefit the womenís game in New Zealand.

I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this decision-making process, particularly the review panel and especially those who provided feedback.

Mark Rance
President Fencing New Zealand

2019-04-10 16:25 - Call for Nominations - Australian U15/Cadet Nationals 2019
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaNominations are called for fencers wishing to be selected for the New Zealand Team travelling to Sydney for the Australian National U15 and Cadet Fencing Championships from 5th to 9th July.
This will be a Managed and Coached Team and fencers are required to stay with the New Zealand Team at the Team Accommodation in Sydney - Accommodation to be confirmed by the Team Manager, Robert Gastaldo-Brac.
Fencers wishing to qualify should note that under the Selection Criteria, a Qualifying Performance is a Top 75% finish in the New Zealand National U15 / U17 Championships, or any higher age group championship or NZ Champs, President's Cup, NI or SI Champs within the previous 12 months.
Nomination Forms can be found under the Downloads section of the website, under the Forms tab. Nomination Forms should be sent to by 28th April.

2019-04-08 17:42 - Strategic Priorities 2019-2020
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Fencing New Zealand Board and Commission heads have been working hard on our 2019 / 20 Strategic Priorities. An external facilitator was engaged and the process included seeking input from the wider fencing community, a full day planning session in Auckland and creation of the final document. The process has redefined Fencing New Zealandís Purpose, Vision and Values and identified four key focus areas, Leadership and Governance, Operational Capability and Capacity, Sporting Capability and Capacity and Communications & Marketing. A copy of the full document can be found on the website under the Documents menu item under the Downloads section of this website.

Over the next couple of months I intend to get around all the regions to discuss the plan in more detail, and progress against each of the initiatives will be monitored at the monthly board meetings. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members, commission heads and the others who have helped pull this together, I believe it is a great starting point on which we can build and take the sport we all love to where we want it to be.

Mark Rance, President Fencing NZ

2019-03-20 10:45 - Oceania Training Camp
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Oceania Zone)
 Location and dates:  Wellington High School Gym, Taranaki Street, Wellington

Tuesday 23rd of April 9:30 a:m for a 9:45 start finishing at 3:30. Weds 24th 9:30 - 2:00 ish.

Cost:  $70.00 for the 2 days or $40.00 for 1 day

This is a two day camp to help in your preparation for the Oceania U15/17's in Wellington, New Zealand, run by the Oceania Development Officer, Leon Thomas and invited coaches.  Because of the gym size we will have to limit the numbers to 50, on a first come first serve basis.

The camp is open to fencers who are going to the tournament and have been fencing for 3+ years and/or have coach  support to be physically and technically capable to fence and train.

Oceania Training Camp 23-24th April 2019, Wellington, New Zealand

2019-03-16 17:42 - Fencing NZ AGM
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZReminder that the Annual General Meeting of Fencing NZ takes place tomorrow Sunday 16th March at 7pm by Skype.

Your regions will have organised places where you can join the meeting, or you can email if you would like to join the meeting directly by Skype.

Email your regional Secretary or President to receive a copy of the papers for the meeting.

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Recents Results 
Central Secondary School Champs 2019
NZ U23 2019
South Island Championship 2019
Fenton Epee 2019
Central Championship 2019
North Schools #2 2019
Larsen Open 2019
FIE Grand Prix - Seoul 2019
South U20 Age Group #1
Mid South U15 2019
Mid South U17 2019
AFC #1 - Melbourne 2019
Australian U23 Epee Championship 2019
AFC #1 Melbourne Vets 2019
NZ National U20 2019
Central U15/U17 2019
Ongley Open 2019
Mid South U20 2019
W Dawn - 2019

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