Affiliation and Costs
Please read information regarding affiliation with FencingWA
FencingWA Membership ('Affiliation') is required to participate in most FencingWA events including the election of the Board and other processes that affect the direction of the sport of Fencing in Western Australia. FencingWA also provides a number of important services, including:
Personal injury insurance should you incur medical expenses from an injury in fencing (including at Club level)
Training of coaches and referees to support competition and fencing development;
Promotion of fencing in order to grow our sport, create stronger competition, and support individual development;
Representation of the sport of fencing to the Western Australian Government, and to other sporting bodies such as the Western Australian Sports Federation, and WA Institute of Sport. This includes seeking funding to further develop our sport through grants and sponsorship.
Please refer to the terminology below regarding affiliation:
State Fee: State Fees are required to participate in State Events only.
AFF Capitation Fee: Capitation with the Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) is required to participate in both state and national events including open Australian Fencing Circuit (AFC) events, cadet, junior and Open Australian Championships. You DO NOT NEED to pay your state fee if you are signing up with the capitation fee. This counts as your affiliation for both.
Friends of Fencing: This is for volunteers who just want to become members of FencingWA but not actively participating in any state and/or national event.
All fees are annual and you only need to pay for them once a year. All fencers are strongly encouraged to join FencingWA and/or the AFF. Both FencingWA and the AFF are run almost exclusively by volunteers, and greater participation leads to a stronger and more enjoyable sporting experience.
The Board has set membership fees and coaching levies for the season as follows:
For Coaches: Coaching levies will be $125 for Juniors and $250 for Cadets. We will also be introducing a coaching levy of $50 for Open fencers for the national Open Final. This levy does not apply to Veteran fencers who are fencing only at Veteran level.
Please note that different clubs have different fees. Please refer to each clubs website regarding their standard fencing fees.