Dear Fencers and Fencing families.
The Australian 2017 Cadet and U15 Fencing Championships are on this weekend here in Perth.
This exciting event is being held at Cockburn Basketball stadium from Wednesday the 7th to Sunday the 9th of July.
Please come down and support our youngest fencers as they fence off against the best Australia has to offer!
Dear Fencers, Coaches and Club Officials. Please find attached the 1st draft of the 2017 competition calendar. This version is open for discussion until the 18th of December. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for the 2017 season or if you would like your club’s special event or an event for which FWA will require volunteers. calendar-2017-draft-1
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. …
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, …
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 …
The FencingWA selection policy has been updated to bring it into line with established practices and to remove ambiguity. A link to this and other policies can be found in the Documents section.
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 …