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 …
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
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.