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Competition for Beginner Fencers

QFA is hosting the first in a series of development competitions with a beginner  fencing competition on Saturday 3 March at Yeronga. This competition is specifically designed to introduce first time and young fencers (8-14yrs) to how a competition works and what to do (eg., from piste etiquette to following the referee’s direction and reading the scoring box (what all those lights mean) in a relaxed format. The competition is designed to encourage participation, friendship and promote the foundations of good sportsmanship. The competition is ideal for school fencers in prepartion for the Term 2 schools competition.

 

The cost per entry is $10.00.

To enter the competition click here

 

2017 Fencing Awards

Awards 2018Nearly 100 Queensland fencers, family and fans gathered at our annual awards event on Saturday 10th February, celebrating our 2017 achievements and making plans for the year ahead.

The Queensland Fencing Association gratefully acknowledges Fencing Imports Australia for sponsoring this year's awards and also James Hall Personal Training for donating raffle prizes.

The Leader and Wong families are particularly happy, walking away as this year's raffle winners.

A list of all circuit medalists, award winners and scholarship recipients can be viewed in the attached document.

Attachments:
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Coach Bridging Course

To assist Queensland coaches satisfy accreditation requirements for 2018 and ensure continued professional indemnity insurance cover under the National Fencing Insurance Scheme, the following course is offered:
Fencing Coach Bridging Course
DATE:     Saturday 10th February 2018
TIME:      10:00 am to 4:00pm
VENUE:   Yeronga SHS Sports Centre
COST:      $30
 
 
The course will include:
  • coaching theory and practice 
  • an overview of the new National Accreditation System
  • an opportunity for coach assessment 
This course will suit:
  • Trainee and previously accredited coaches
  • Coaches not previously accredited who are seeking Recognition of Prior Learning
The course is an approved activity under the AFF National Coach Accreditation scheme. In addition to meeting requirements for 2018 coaching accreditation, participants will earn points towards their 2019 coaching status.
 
 
 
Please direct all enquiries about the course to State Fencing Director Paul Crook: email Paul Crook.
For our regional coaches, we've scheduled the course to run on the same day as our Annual Awards celebration. We hope you'll stay in town and join us for drinks, finger food and fencing talk. Click here to buy a ticket to the Awards Night ($20).

 

QFA Awards Night

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Please join us at the Queensland Fencing Association's annual awards gathering. Celebrating our community's achievements from 2017, the evening includes  a presentation of 2017 Circuit Awards, recognition of our volunteers and an announcement of QFA's Fencers of the Year.

Saturday 10th February 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Newmarket Hotel
C
nr Enoggera and Newmarket Rds
Newmarket

View ineractive map here

Tickets are $20 and include hot and cold finger food with vegetarian options. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar.
Please register by Tuesday 6th February.

Click here to buy tickets

 

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