ACT Fencing News
Local ACT fencers joined athletes in the national teams and squad from around the country for a 4 day Intensive High Performance Camp at the AIS on the Anzac Day weekend. The Australian Fencing Federation hosts 4 national camps in Canberra each year.
Save the Date!
ACTFA will be promoting ourselves and giving a demonstration at the CONNECT AND PARTICIPATE EXPO!on Saturday 28 March, 11am – 4pm at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. The EXPO will provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover the wide range of social groups in Canberra including sport, outdoor recreation, art & craft, music, performing arts, environmental and hobby groups. There will be come-and-try activities, performances, food stalls and more. Entry is free.
A free ACTION bus will run a loop every 20 – 30 minutes from Civic (Platform 10 Northbourne Ave) to the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, between 11am to 4pm. For more information, please visit www.connectandparticipateexpo.com.au
Engarde Fencing Club hosted a masterclass presented by Champion fencer, Nigel Nutt, at the club venue in Mackinnon st on Monday May 11, bringing Foilists together from around the ACT. It's a great development for Foil in our region. More master classes are planned for later this year.
ACT Fencing hosted a weekend of fencing for U13s, U11s and U9 across all three weapons on the 28-29 March at St Gregory's primary school hall, Macquoid St (NOT Lowe Street campus). For many of the young fencers it was their first ever taste of competition. Thankyou to all the referees and the mums and dads that kept the fencers fed with some great morning teas and bbqs.
The ACT State Open Championships and the State Novice Championships were held at the Tuggeranong Archery Centre on the Canberra Day Long Weekend, attracting fencers from all ACT clubs as well as NSW and Victoria. Congratulations to all the Champions and medalists, and thankyou to all the helpers that made the tournament possible. Results can be found in the Main Menu under competition results. A new feature in this year's tournament was the 'Friendly' 6-fencer all-weapon relay between NSW and ACT (see image below)
The Presentation Day - celebrating our 2014 Champions was held at the University of Canberra Sports Hub on Saturday Feb 28.
Congratulations to all the Junior trophy winners:
Event, Champion, Runner up
U9 Girl’s Foil, Annelise Stephenson, Rebecca Phipps
U11 Boy’s Foil, Ben Stephenson, Liam Fursman
U11 Boy’s Epeé, Hugo Curtis, Dean Shadbolt
U13 Girl’s Foil, Petra Showell, Genevieve Gilarski & Juliet Sykes
U13 Boy’s Foil, Daniel Abela, Anthony Gambale
U13 Girl’s Epeé, Genevieve Gilarski, Kira Shadbolt
U13 Boy’s Epeé, Andres Leon, Daniel Bogue
U13 Girl’s Sabre, Genevieve Gilarski
U13 Boy’s Sabre, Jeremy Sadler, Daniel Abela
U15 Women’s Foil, Petra Showell, Alice Warrington
U15 Men’s Foil, Daniel Abela, Jordan Thompson & Lachlan Keith
U15 Women’s Epeé, Genevieve Gilarski
U15 Men’s Epeé, Jordan Thompson, Andres Leon
U15 Women’s Sabre, Genevieve Gilarski, Alice Warrington
U15 Men’s Sabre, Jeremy Sadler, Jordan Thompson
U17 Women’s Foil, Aisling Kinsella, Alice Warrington
U17 Men’s Foil, Caleb Dray, Tom Makin
U17 Women’s Epeé, April Widdup, Genevieve Gilarski
U17 Men’s Epeé, Jordan Thompson, Caleb Dray
U17 Women’s Sabre, Genevieve Gilarski, Alice Warrington
U17 Men’s Sabre, Tom Makin, Jeremy Sadler
Plenty of shiny trophies were handed out at the 2015 presentation Day, clebrating our Champions from last season.
CDDC for 2014 Club Champion in Junior Competition Points and Participation
ANU for 2014 Club Champion in Senior Competition Points and Participation
Congratulations to all the Senior trophy winners:
Event, Champion, Runner up
U20 Men’s Foil, Ashley Mills, Shane Howard
U20 Women’s Foil, Aisling Kinsella & Petra Showell
U20 Men’s Epeé, Dale Drummond, Ashley Mills
U20 Women’s Epeé, Isabella Robinson
U20 Men’s Sabre, Henry Zhang, Jeremy Sadler
U20 Women’s Sabre, Alice Warrington
U23 Men’s Foil, Tom Makin, Jeremy Sadler
U23 Women’s Foil, Katrina Cornelly, Sarah Jones & Aisling Kinsella
U23 Men’s Epeé, Dale Drummond, Jordan Thompson
U23 Women’s Epeé, Katrina Cornelly, April Widdup
U23 Men’s Sabre, Jeremy Sadler, Henry Zhang
U23 Women’s Sabre, Sarah Jones, Charlotte Stevens
Novice Men’s Foil, Hulson Zhang, Shane Howard
Novice Women’s Foil, Aisling Kinsella, Genevieve Gilarski
Novice Men’s Epeé, Dale Drummond, Peter Major
Novice Women’s Epeé, Genevieve Gilarski, April Widdup
Novice Men’s Sabre, Henry Zhang, Lance Lau & Peter Major
Novice Women’s Sabre, Isabella Robinson, Sarah Cong
Veteran Men’s Foil, Nigel Nutt, Hans Dimpel
Veteran Women’s Foil, Lisa Showell, Jay Canard
Veteran Men’s Epeé, Michael Spencer, Chris Sadler
Veteran Women’s Epeé, Cerri Murphy
Veteran Men’s Sabre, Peter Major, Karol Andrzejewski
Open Men’s Foil, Tom Makin, Jeremy Sadler
Open Women’s Foil, Katrina Cornelly, Sarah Jones
Open Men’s Epeé, Jeremy Shelley, Dale Drummond
Open Women’s Epeé, Katrina Cornelly, Natasha Russell
Open Men’s Sabre, Michael Cook, Henry Zhang
Open Women’s Sabre, Amanda Ford, Sarah Jones
The ACT Fencing Association Annual General meeting will be held on Saturday, 21 February 2015, starting at 2pm, at the University of Canberra, Building 29, Sports Commons, University Drive North, Bruce, 2617.
The proposed Agenda is:
- Welcome and Apologies
- Minutes of the previous AGM and confirmation thereof
- Questions and business arising from the minutes
- Annual Report of President
- Auditors Report
- Financial Report of Treasurer
- Reports from other Executive Committee members, as required
- Election of Officers
- Vice President
- General Members
- General Business
The draft minutes of the 2014 ACTFA AGM are attached.
Please encourage all ACTFA members to attend.