Congratulations to the first four participants on the first Level 1 Foil Coach training course held over the week end in Wellington. The 20 hour fencing theory and practical course is followed by a practical coaching experience requirement and a final assessment.
The FIE supported ' Oceania Fencing Master's Academy ' course leads to internationally recognised fencing coach qualifications, from Level 1 to Level 3.
The Australian based course can now be conducted in New Zealand as a consequence of Martin Brill's formal recognition of competancy and training in the course and asessment last year, at the Olympic Solidarity Coaching Course in Melbourne.
Thanks to the investment support by Sport and Recreation New Zealand FeNZ is now able to offer this OFMA training course in conjunction with the the Australian Fencing Federation. The Level 1 course is the first stepon the learning path through to Level 3 and "Fencing Master" level.
There is also an opportunity for current coaches to obtain recognition of their prior learning (RPL) and have their previous qualifications, skill and ability to be recognised. Details of this are currently be finalised.