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Manly Halloween Festival

* Fencers * Parents * Boyfriends / Girlfriends * Siblings * Aunty May

We need your help!

Saturday 28th October

Manly Harbour Village Halloween Festival

Fencing Display and Come-and-Try

Come and try

 

QFA is calling on all its supporters to help with this event, one of our main recruitment drives for the sport. Can you help with the following?

  • Helping to greet people and take names/answer questions
  • Helping kids to put on equipment and get ready
  • Taking names and registrations at the desk
  • Walking around the festival to encourage people to come and participate – handing out QFA flyers

We have two designated time slots:

12:00 - 3:00pm and

3:00 - 6:00pm

Please email [email protected] as soon as possible to let us know your availability to demonstrate fencing and / or help with the come-and-try.

Fencers and supporters, please wear your QFA shirt (preferably maroon) if you have one.

Details can be found at http://manlyharbourvillage.com/event/halloween-street-party-2017/2017-10-28/ or on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/manlyharbourvillage/events/

Our display will be in Little Bayside park near the swimming pool (cnr Cardigan Parade and Royal Esplanade). There will be road closures in place and limited parking so please allow extra time to get to our display.

These events are always great fun - a reminder of why we love fencing.  Email to let us know when you (and the rest of the family) can be there.

U13 Sabre, Novice Epee & Mixed Relay

Copy of WFD for QFA

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

Read more: U13 Sabre, Novice Epee & Mixed Relay

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.

 

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