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U13 Sabre, Novice Epee & Mixed Relay

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Register here for the QFA U13 Sabre State Championships, Novice Epee competition and Mixed Weapon Relay scheduled for Saturday 14th October at Yeronga SHS.

U13 Sabre

Roll Call 8:00am (boys and girls)

Eligible fencers are those born after 1 January 2004. This is a friendly competition aimed at encouraging fencers to participate.

Novice Mixed Epee

Roll Call 9:00 am

This event is open to athletes with less than two years' fencing experience who have not won a State Championship or represented at a National level.

All-Age 3-Weapon team relay

Roll call 11:00am

This event is open to any fencer who would like to participate.Teams will be assigned on the day of the event once entry numbers are known. Fencers will be required to indicate their weapon/s preference during the registration process.

Entry Fees

Earlybird (If paid before 11 October)                          $20.00

Standard (Paid after 11 October)                                $30.00

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Koala Mini Challenge and Friendship Cup

13 Friendship126The New South Wales Fencing Association has invited Queensland fencers to these tournaments, scheduled to run in Sydney from 23rd-26th November 2017. The Koala Mini Challenge is an individual event for U9, U11 and U13 age groups in foil, epee and sabre. The Friendship Cup is a team event. Details and a full timetable can be found in the attached documents. Note, there is also a daily training camp run in Sydney as part of the tournament from 3-8:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 21-22 November.

Families interested in participating should speak to their club coach. Fencers can enter Koala Mini Challenge as individuals via this link. Registrations close on 22nd November. 

 

Photo competition

Web sizeThe International Fencing Federation is encouraging fencers and friends to support World Fencing Day on their social media accounts.
QFA's getting on the bandwagon with a competition.
Have your photo taken in your fencing gear in an unusual or iconic location and post to your Facebook or Instagram account by midday on 9th September to be in the running.
Use the hashtags 
#fencingday
#allforfencing 
#qldfencing 
You can be the model or the photographer, it doesn’t matter. It’s the photo and social share we’re rewarding.
The best photo, judged by a panel of three from the QFA Management Committee, wins movie vouchers for two people to Palace Cinemas and will feature in QFA promotional material. 
The best twelve photos will be used to create a 2018 Fencing Calendar. 
So put your thinking caps on and get snapping. 
Sitting in a uni lecture theatre in whites and mask? We dare you to. Catching a bus in your kit? We know you can do it. Having a bout at the Mt Coot-Tha lookout, surrounded by tourists? At least you’d be guaranteed to have your photo taken.
Photos must be posted to social media with ALL THREE hashtags by midday on Saturday 9th September.

 

Level 1 Coaching Course

Anna Crawford gives a fencing lesson to first-timersA level 1 coaching course will be provided by Paul Crook, Assistant National Epee Coach and level 3 certified coach in epee and foil, at Brisbane Grammar School in September. The course will cover club-based group training and individual lessons for athletes aiming for state level representation.

Dates:           Sundays 3rd and 10th September 2017

Time:            9am - 4pm

Location:      Brisbane Grammar School

Cost:             $150 for two-day course

Register online by following this link by Friday, 25th August 2017.

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