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2018-11-13 09:56 - Australian National Juniors - Nominations now open
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaNominations are called for fencers wishing to take part in the Australian National Junior Fencing Championships in Melbourne 15th to 17th February.

Nominations close on 27th November.
Please check the Selection Criteria available in the Downloads section on this website.
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2018-11-13 09:50 - World University Games 2019 - Nominations open
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
InternationalNominations are called for fencers wishing to take part in the World University Games in Italy 3rd to 14th July.

Selection Criteria for this event have been developed and fencers who show potential and commitment to reaching the required criteria should apply.

Nominations will close Tuesday 27th November. Please email secretary@fencing.org.nz for further information.
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2018-11-10 12:15 - Overseas Opportunities for Foil during December and January
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
International1 - 4 December – Hong Kong – Anya Kamynina will be taking a group of foilists to the Hong Kong Open and Asian Cadet Circuit

January – Anya Kamynina will be taking a group to Europe:
5th January – Udine (Italy) Junior World Cup (M/W Foil and W Epee)
11 – 12 January – European Cadet Circuit – Poznan (Women’s Foil)
19 – 20 January – Junior World Cup (Women’s Foil) Zagrab
2 – 3 February - Challenge CEP - MARATHON FLEURET (Foil) 2019 – Cadet and U14 (Men and Women)
For Men:
11 January – Challenge Foil World Cup Paris
19 January – Junior World Cup Men’s Foil – Aix-en-Provence

Contact: Anya Kamynina if you are interested in joining this tour: anutanz@yandex.ru

Shanghai Hongkou Fencing School Training Camp 2019

Wayne and Grace from Wellington Fencing Club are organising a training camp at the Shanghai Hongkou Fencing School in China, from 7th to 25th January 2019. This training camp is coached by Chong Ye, a four-time men's foil Olympian. Full details for the camp can be found at the link below, or contact Wayne on 021-236-7706 or at cuiyuan@hotmail.com
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2018-11-10 11:29 - Nomination Criteria for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
InternationalNomination criteria for the NZ Olympic Team are now available through the following link:

http://www.olympic.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Nomination-Criteria-Individual-Tokyo-2020-FeNZ-final.pdf

In addition to gaining FIE qualification, NZOC regulations require that fencers demonstrate they are capable of a top 16 performance. Fencers are required to attend certain FIE competitions and beat a top 32 ranked fencer (maximum 3 per country).

Further information can be found through the link above.
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2018-11-07 12:00 - Asian & World Cadet and Junior Championships 2019 - Nominations
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
InternationalNominations will close for these event on Wednesday 14th November.

Please note that there has been a date change for the Asian Champs in Jordan - the competition is now from 27 February to 8th March in Amman. Details should be available soon.
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2018-11-04 11:54 - Policy and Procedures
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZOver the past few months, the FeNZ Board has reviewed, updated and introduced new policies, which can be found on the website. We are continuing to improve and update policies.

•    Health and Safety Policy and Incident Reporting Forms - overseen by our new Health & Safety Officer Neil Young.
•    Appeals and Conduct Policy and Procedures (NEW)
•    Code of Conduct and National Representation policy
•    FeNZ Coaches’ Code of Conduct
•    Squad Coach Policy
•    Minimum Age Policy
•    Protocols and equipment requirements
•    Women fencing in Men’s events
•    Agreements for touring Coaches and Managers
•    Guidelines for Appointment and Compensation of tour managers and coaches
•    National representation and wearing of emblems policy

The latest policy is the new Appeals and Conduct Policy and Procedures, adopted at the October Board meeting.

Two levels of unacceptable conduct have been identified and the Disciplinary Committee established to consider referrals or complaints about members or to make enquiries of its own initiative in relation to conduct of an athlete, coach, official or supporter.

A new committee, the Appeals Panel has been formed to deal with challenges to Board decisions or appeals against selection or non-selection.
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2018-11-04 11:48 - FeNZ Safety Officer appointment
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZAt its October meeting, the FeNZ Board appointed its first Safety Officer, Neil Young of Auckland. As a fencer still competing, an active referee and a coach, Neil with his personal skills and knowledge is ideally placed to lead our safety programme and educational initiatives. His role, as a member of the Officiating Commission, will develop over time, but initially he will focus on:

    Implementation of the FeNZ safety policy (available under ‘Downloads’ on this website) at national and regional tournaments;
    Receiving and monitoring Safety incident reports from competition organisers and first aid officials;
    Recommending refereeing or coaching initiatives to better mitigate against fencing injuries;
    Reviewing and advising the Board on new equipment regulations notified;
    Working through regional safety officers, to encourage safe practices in club events, training and coaching activities;
    Circulating safety education and guidance material to athletes, coaches and referees.

A particular injury concern from the past season has been the increased number of concussion and head injury incidents.  More information about avoiding bodily collisions and impact to the head region will be issued in the near future.

Congratulations Neil.  We all need to support and work with Neil, helping make our sport safe and enjoyable for all fencers.
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2018-11-04 11:27 - Insurance update
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe FeNZ Board has placed new insurance covers on a national basis for liability and property, as from 1 July 2018. It is the first time comprehensive cover has been arranged.

This means that all assets, fencing equipment and chattels owned or held by FeNZ and its four regions are covered under one policy. Please note that presently, the cover does not apply to property held by a club or an individual fencer.

Public (General) liability, statutory liability and association liability insurance applies to all affiliated fencers, referees, coaches, managers and officials, as well the Board and national and regional officers and committee members.

Importantly for our members, fencers when competing, officiating, coaching or training, whether in a NZ event or overseas (except North America and certain countries) are now covered for any personal liability for injury caused to another competitor, or a referee or official, or damage to other people’s property.

To be entitled to the benefit of the liability cover you must be an affiliated member at the time of the activity concerned.

If you have any questions about the insurances now held, or are concerned about potential liability you may have following a fencing incident, you should contact the secretary of your region.
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2018-10-31 13:26 - Managers for 2019 Overseas Tours
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaThere are two major tours next year to Australia:
- Australian Junior Nationals - taking place 15th to 17th February in Melbourne
-  Australian U15 and Cadet Nationals - taking place 5th to 9th July in Sydney.

We are looking for NZ Managers for these tours. The U15/Cadet Nationals may involve a manager and an assistant manager (as in 2018).

email secretary@fencing.org.nz for further information
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2018-10-31 13:21 - Asian & World Cadet and Junior Championships 2019 - Call for Nominations
Posted by HopkinsAmanmore from same (International)
InternationalNominations are open for entry into the Asian Cadet & Junior Championships to be held in Amman, Jordan from 10th to 18th March 2019.

Nominations are also open for entry into the World Cadet & Junior Championships to be held in Torun, Poland, 6th to 14th April.

Selection Criteria for both events is available under the Downloads section of the website. Please talk to your coach about these events.

Please use a separate form for each event.
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