Queensland fencers tour Europe

Queensland fencers on tour

Every summer while most Australian fencers take a well-earned break, a few dedicated souls jump 10 time zones to train and compete in Europe.

The Australian Fencing Federation runs coach designated tours specific to each age category and weapon in January and February most years.

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New Strength and Conditioning Program

Queensland squad fencers now have access to expert strength and conditioning training after the Queensland Fencing Association invested nearly $6,000 in squat racks, bar bells, weights and benches.

Sessions are run before squad by Gareth Maclean, a national representative sabreur with a degree in exercise and movement science and a level two qualified strength and conditioning coach.

Gareth says his main aim is to reduce fencers’ injury rates as well as “making them stronger and more powerful”.

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QFA Annual Awards Night

Members, family and friends are invited to attend the QFA Annual Awards night. Come celebrate the past year's achievements as we present circuit medals for 2016 and other awards, including QFA Fencer of the Year. We've secured the Wilston Grange AFL clubrooms for the event. Parking is plentiful and drinks are cheap.

Date:        Friday, 17th February 2017

Time:        7:00 pm

Location:    Wilston Grange Australian Football Club

                Hickey Park, Babarra Street, Stafford

Tickets:     $24

Ticket price includes canapes and boxed food. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar.

Tickets must be purchased by Monday, 13 February. Click here to register and buy tickets.


QFA Rankings 2011-2016

Just out of interest we have put together a Open Ranking List based on all of the QFA competitions over the past six years. Check out the files below to see where you are sitting.

Of course, the only way to improve your ranking (or make it on to the list if you aren't there yet) is to enter the QFA Competitions, starting with our Club event for Women's Sabre and Men's Foil on Friday 27 January, and QFA Open 1 on February 18. Details of all the competitions fr 2017 can be found on our Calendar.

The rankings also show that we have had 222 different fencers competing in our Open events during the six year period, but we would love to have more people on the list. If you know someone on the list who hasn't fenced in a while, or someone who is currently fencing bit isn't yet attending our competitions, why not encourage them to give it a go this year?

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