A Big Congratulations to all the athletes that competed in the first state open event of 2017.
Sabre: Saturday 11th March.
Whilst many of us were busy enjoying a democracy sausage sizzle, our sabre fencers were fighting it out for the first open points of the season. Congratulations to Alex Brown (EXC) and Emma Johnson (EXC) on winning the men’s and women’s events respectively.
FencingWA would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to Darren Chang for his years of supporting the state association as a board member and communications officer. Darren has played an important role in the direction of the association and being the key communication channel between fencers, clubs and the association. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours and he will be sorely missed at the monthly association meetings.
Don’t forget to register for next weekend’s state open events! Registration closes on Sunday 5th of March at 10pm.
Due to the State Election, there has been a venue and schedule change.
ALL EVENTS will now be held at UWA CLAREMONT
Cnr Goldsworthy rd and Princess rd Claremont.
12-2:30pm Open Sabre
8am-12pm Open Epee
1pm onwards Open Foil (Open Foil will not start until after the conclusion of the epee event)
To register please use …
FencingWA is seeking expressions of interest for a High Performance Director and a Development Officer.
Whilst FencingWA is a volunteer organisation, these positions carry a small renumeration. Please see the attached job descriptions for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the FencingWA Vice President, Alan Wight. http://www.fencingwa.com/contact/contact-vice-president/
UPDATED Job Descriptions 3/3/17
High Performance Officer JDF Final Development Officer JDF Final
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Modern Pentathlon WA is running the Inaugural W.A. Modern Pentathlon/Tetrathlon State Championships in Perth on May 6 and 7.
There will be a range of events from the full Pentathlon to a Triathlon with athletes from around the country coming to try their hand, horse and epee against our own Pentathletes.
The events include:
Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) – Ride, Swim, Fence, Combined (Run/Shoot)
Tetrathlon (Pony Club Style) – Ride, Swim, Run, Shoot (Laser Pistols 10m)
Tetrathlon (UIPM) – Swim, Fence, Combined (Run/Shoot)
Triathle (UIPM) – Swim, Combined (Run/Shoot)
There is no need to …
Dear Fencers and Fencing Families,
Even though you might not have thought about your child fencing in a national competition before, this year FencingWA is hosting the 2017 Australian Cadet and U15 Championships. I competed in my first national championships when cadets were in Perth in 2010. I had only ever fenced one state competition and was wearing someone else’s whites, but it was a fantastic introduction to the sport at a national level for me and my parents.
This year our Under15 and Under17 fencers get the rare opportunity to compete in the National Cadet and …
The entry system is now in place for the first Cadet (U17) and Junior (U20) events of the year, to be held on 11, 12 and 19 February, see the Calendar page for details.
For the first weekend’s events, entries will close later than usual: normal entries close 10 PM Tuesday 7 February and late entries 10 PM Thursday 9 February. Subsequent event entries will close on Sunday and Wednesday as usual.
Each event on the calendar has a link to the entry page for the appropriate age category, in this case Cadet / Junior Entry. Other …
The Calendar 2017 FINAL DRAFT document has been used to set up the online competition calendar, which should be considered the authoritative source for dates, times and locations. All queries regarding the calendar should be directed to the Tournament Director.
At the awards ceremony on 4 December, President Hugh McCrackan highlighted the achievements of WA fencers at national and international level. WA fencers brought home a total of 22 Australian and International Championships for WA fencers and teams, plus 34 other Australian and International podium placings.
Individual Australian Championships
Under 15 Epee – George Dale; Under 23 Sabre – Jadryn Dick; Veteran Sabre 50+ – Steve Johnson; Veteran Sabre 60+ – Gary Sudran
Australian Team Championships
Men’s Open Epee Team; Men’s Open Sabre Team; Veteran Foil Team; Under 15 Epee Team
Australian Club Team Championships
Women’s Foil …