In order to provide greater opportunities for fencers to prepare for the forthcoming Commonwealth Championships, both Cadet/Junior and Senior, all FeNZ events i.e. NI, SI, President's Cup, National Championships and national Cadet (U17), and Junior (U20) Championships will incorporate a mixed gender event in place of the Men's events.
Where female fencers enter a mixed event, they must also enter the corresponding women's event for that weapon, where there are sufficient numbers (min 6 fencers) for an event to be held.
Regions have been asked to follow the same approach for their regional and local competitions.
The effectiveness of this approach will be reviewed by the FeNZ Board at the end of the year.
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