ACT Fencing News
All ACTFA members are invited to join our next Skype committee meeting on June 8th at 7pm.
Topics currently identified for discussion:
- resuming activities under the AIS framework
- the remaining ACT Championships
- 2020 ACT trophies
The AFF position can be found at https://www.ausfencing.org/calendar-changes-fees-suspended-and-new-online-resources/
The 2020 ACTFA State Open and Novice Epee, Foil and Sabre Championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday March 7 and 8 at the Tuggeranong Archery Centre (299 Soward Way, Greenway ACT). Please read the attached info flier for dates and times, dress requirements, venue location and how to register. Please also note the early bird payment option. ACTFA fencers are eligible for one free Championship entry per year. All fencers must be registered with their State Association.
Register online at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=37485
Fencer lists will be published on ACTFA.org.au as entries are received.
There are three positions vacant on the ACTFA committee. Being a member of an association board/committee looks good on your CV. You will gain experience in leadership, teamwork, policy design, making decisions, and other skills depending on the role.
Do you have skills, knowledge or ideas that could help develop the sport?
Are you interested in being part of the decision-making group that shapes the direction of fencing in the ACT?
Do you know someone who you think would be great on the committee?
The modern sport of Fencing offers something a little different. It is a sport that will challenge you in many ways, why not try something new for 2020. It is suitable for people of all ages, and is totally safe and fun.
Come along and give it a go.
Our 2020 Beginner course is starting on Wednesday, 26 February
You must be over 18
Your Coach will be Garry Webster
Starting at 7pm to 8pm
At the Kaleen Primary School gymnasium
19 Ashburton Circuit, Kaleen ACT 2617
The cost is $90 per person for the 6 week course, all equipment will be provided
Details are also in attached flyer.
The ACTFA AGM will be held on Saturday 8th February 2019 at the Tuggeranong Community Centre
245 Cowlishaw Street Greenway at 1pm.
Attached is the meeting agenda and reports for the meeting.
The AGM will be followed at 2:00 pm by the presentation of awards for 2019.
Flyers for both events are attached.
The 2019 ACT Veteran Championships will be held at Masters Fencing Club at the Tuggeranong Archery Centre over three Friday nights in November. Please read the attached info flier for dates and times, dress requirements, venue location and how to register. Please also note the early bird payment option. ACTFA fencers are eligible for one free Championship entry per year.
The ACT U15 Foil Championships were held at Engarde on Monday night. 11 fencers competed, a great turnout. Congratulations to our medalists:
Gold - Louis Bick
Silver - Liam Jandi
Bronze - Rohan Wilson
Gold - Isabella Mun
Silver - Sophie Webb
Bronze - Ash West
Big thank you to referees Gary, Shaun and Gordon. Carl for DT and parents and club members who helped during the event.
U15 Epee is scheduled for Monday 26 August register now. https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35313
The ACTFA U15 Sabre Championships were held at Engarde on Monday night. Congratulations to Ben Crowley (Gold), Alex McKay (Silver) and and Jaden Gibbon(Bronze) on your medals.
The U15 State Foil Championships will be held at Engarde on Monday 19th August.
The U15 State Epee Championships has been moved to Monday 26th August due to the Mackillop Hall being used for school musical.
Enter the Foil and Epee at register now. https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35313
Details of the events are in the attached flier.