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 …
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 email@example.com 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
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!!!
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 recent Asian Masters Championships 2016, held at Claremont Showgrounds, were covered by FencingWA Official Photographer Yann Parer. To see hundreds more great photos from this highly successful event, see the Gallery.
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 …