After receiving feedback on its February decision to trial mixed (male and female) events at national competitions in 2018, the FeNZ Board has decided to postpone introducing the trial. The FeNZ Board remains committed to giving female fencers opportunities to gain more competitive experience domestically but acknowledges the legitimate concerns raised.
Certain aspects of the trial have to be worked through further to ensure the safety and welfare of all participating fencers as well as understanding and minimising the impact on ranking points and potential selections. Given that the initiative was aimed at helping female fencers prepare for important international competitions later this year, the Board will undertake its consultation and review with urgency, to allow a revised proposal to be considered at the Board’s next meeting on 1 April.
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