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 [email protected]

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.

Results are in

Queensland Fencing hosted more than 300 athletes and supporters from March 25-27 at the DH McKenzie open circuit tournament and National U23 Championships held in Brisbane.

With temperatures in the low 30s and cloying humidity to contend with, officials and athletes alike found the conditions at Yeronga SHS sports centre challenging.

Despite the heat, a handful of Queenslanders made their way onto the podium and many more achieved personal best results.

Read more: Results are in

Queenslander adds international bronze to medal cabinet

Lachlan Crook returned from Thailand last week with some extra weight in his bags, after winning a bronze medal at the Asian Junior Epee Team Championships in Korat.

Disappointment fuelled the 19-year-old Queenslander and his three teammates as they fought for a podium finish, as none of the Australians had progressed beyond the top 32 in the individual epee event.

“We all should have been pushing further than that,” Lachie says.

Read more: Queenslander adds international bronze to medal cabinet

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