2016 Curtin University Sports Awards

curtin-awards

The 2016 Curtin University Sports Awards were held on the 10th of November at the Curtin Stadium. This prestigious event recognizes outstanding achievements from amongst the many clubs and hundreds of athletes associated with Curtin University and Curtin Stadium.

Congratulations to Swordfish Fencing Club for being a finalist for the Sport Club Excellence Award!

Special congratulations to fencer Alan Wight for receiving a Volunteer Service to Sport Award!!!

Changes to Late Entry Policy

FencingWA has amended the competition entry policy to allow for on the day entries. Super late entries will be accepted from 10pm on the Wednesday night before the competition up until roll call.

It is important to have an accurate list of entrants well in advance of the event in order to allow for allocating referees, setting up the events, starting on time, etc. On-the-day entries have not been allowed since 2015 and this has been enforced progressively more strictly. In the vast majority of cases, fencers and parents have adjusted to the requirements and enter on time without problems. … More

Australian Junior Championships – WA Results

WA’s fencers continued to impress at national level in the recent Australian Junior Championships in Brisbane, with four top eight finishes, two team silvers and an individual bronze.

Nikita Mawhirt brings home a bronze for Women’s Epee after a strong performance in the pools and DEs.

The Women’s Epee team (Emma Johnson, Isabel Longbottom, Alanah Maclaurin and Nikita Mawhirt) earned silver with a hard-fought 40-45 against NSW A, while the Women’s Sabre team (Emma Johnson, Nikita Mawhirt and Freya North-Hickey) also took silver in their final against NSW A.

Emma Johnson showed her versatility with a 6th in Women’s Sabre, … More

Updated Competition Rules – Important Changes to Check-In Procedure

The FencingWA Competition Rules have been updated and can be found in the Documents section. A significant change has been made to the event procedure in terms of check-in and start times:

It is the responsibility of fencers to allow time to arrive at the competition venue well before the advertised start time. From ten minutes prior to the advertised start time, fencers may present themselves to the DT or assistant for check-in. Roll call will commence for each competition five minutes prior to the start time and the names of all pre-registered fencers not already checked in will … More

Changes to U13 and U15 Foil and Sabre Finals

Please note that there have been some changes to the Under 13 and Under 15 Foil and Sabre Finals, to be held on 22 and 23 October 2016. The events are now to be held at Excalibur and the timetable is as follows:

Please note that all FencingWA events require the use of full safety equipment including breeches and long socks. Electrical equipment is also required, and size 2 foils are required for Under 13 Foil. Excalibur will have some size 2 electric foils available for loan on the day.

If the fencer is not yet a Junior … More