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Perth tour U15 and Cadet National Championships

Cadet Womens Epee Team Podium 2016Planning is in full swing for the 2017 QFA tour to the U15 and Cadet National Championships. This year we're flying across the continent to compete in Perth from 5-9 July. View the tournament schedule here.

It's a long way to travel but Queenslanders have a good track record in the west, with a few individual titles claimed in recent years and the Janet Hopner-Haswell Cup for highest aggregate points won by Queensland the last time Western Australia hosted the event in 2012.

QFA makes it more affordable for families to send their teenagers to these national events by running a supervised tour, providing transfers to and from the airport, accommodation and venue, and supporting fencers with coaching and armoury services. This gives young fencers the option of travelling alone in a supported team environment. A team levy applies.

Planning is underway now but we need indicative numbers to finalise costs. Flights and accommodation also need to be booked as soon as possible. If you're interested, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can add your name to the list and include you in future communications.

Australian Fencing Federation board vacancies

The AFF has called for nominations to fill three board positions which will become vacant immediately following the 2016 Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, 20 May 2017.
Nominations can only be submitted by member states and must be received by the AFF by 21 April 2017.
If a member of the Queensland fencing community believes they have relevant experience to offer the AFF board, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible to discuss nominating. A copy of the nomination form is attached.

Attachments:
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More options with school team fixtures

School team fixtures picSchool fencing teams will take over the hall at Yeronga this Saturday in round one of the annual school team competition.
QFA has expanded the six-week-long fixture this year to enable individual fencers to participate in composite teams, catering to school-aged fencers looking for more competition
"There are a lot of school-aged fencers who attend schools without a fencing program," QFA General Manager Peter Creese says.
"By putting them in composite teams and running a supplementary competition side by side with the regular school teams fixture, we can offer more young fencers competition experience in a fun environment."
The supplementary competition, which costs $50 per person for the six-week fixture, has been expanded this year to have five categories running at the following times:

8:00 am – 9:30 am           Primary Foil (Years 4-6) and Epee
9:30 am – 11:00 am         Junior Foil (Year 7-9) and Sabre
11:00 am – 12:00midday  Senior Foil (Years 10-12)

Fencers must be School Fencer or Junior Members of the Queensland Fencing Association and must have their own fencing equipment.
To register an individual fencer email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday night fencing at Yeronga cancelled

Due to heavy rainfall and dangerous driving conditions, social fencing and learn-to-fence classes scheduled for Friday 31st March at Yeronga have been cancelled.

Saturday fencing is not affected at this stage.

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