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Coach Bridging Course

To assist Queensland coaches satisfy accreditation requirements for 2018 and ensure continued professional indemnity insurance cover under the National Fencing Insurance Scheme, the following course is offered:
Fencing Coach Bridging Course
DATE:     Saturday 10th February 2018
TIME:      10:00 am to 4:00pm
VENUE:   Yeronga SHS Sports Centre
COST:      $30
 
 
The course will include:
  • coaching theory and practice 
  • an overview of the new National Accreditation System
  • an opportunity for coach assessment 
This course will suit:
  • Trainee and previously accredited coaches
  • Coaches not previously accredited who are seeking Recognition of Prior Learning
The course is an approved activity under the AFF National Coach Accreditation scheme. In addition to meeting requirements for 2018 coaching accreditation, participants will earn points towards their 2019 coaching status.
 
 
 
Please direct all enquiries about the course to State Fencing Director Paul Crook: email Paul Crook.
For our regional coaches, we've scheduled the course to run on the same day as our Annual Awards celebration. We hope you'll stay in town and join us for drinks, finger food and fencing talk. Click here to buy a ticket to the Awards Night ($20).

 

QFA Awards Night

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Please join us at the Queensland Fencing Association's annual awards gathering. Celebrating our community's achievements from 2017, the evening includes  a presentation of 2017 Circuit Awards, recognition of our volunteers and an announcement of QFA's Fencers of the Year.

Saturday 10th February 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Newmarket Hotel
C
nr Enoggera and Newmarket Rds
Newmarket

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Tickets are $20 and include hot and cold finger food with vegetarian options. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar.
Please register by Tuesday 6th February.

Click here to buy tickets

 

State Fencing Squad

 

Squad

Registration is now open for State Fencing Squad. Details below.
 
Development Squad
Open to school-aged fencers looking to increase their training and further develop their skills. Participants must have their own fencing gear, and electric fencing equipment is required for Epee, Sabre and Intermediate Foil (recommended for Junior Foil)

Venue
Yeronga SHS Sports Hall, Villa St, Yeronga
Times
Saturday  12:00-2:00pm 
Cost
Junior Development Squad               $195.00
Casual Sessions (Max 3 per block)      $30.00

Dates
(Junior Squad Block 1 January to March 2018)

Saturday 27 January
Saturday 2 February
Saturday 10 February
Saturday 17 February
Saturday 24 February
Saturday 3 March
Saturday 17 March
Saturday 24 March
Senior State Squad
The QFA Senior Weapon Squad is intended for those fencers who are training and competing at National or International Competitions.
In each block sessions will be offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays (subject to other events which may clash and availability of coaches). Fencers can either elect to do the full block or a half block (these sessions can be mixed between Wednesdays and Saturdays). Casual sessions are also offered.

Venue
Yeronga SHS Sports Hall, Villa St, Yeronga

Times
Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
 
Strength and Conditioning sessions commence 1 hour prior to squad. If you are interested in attending these additional sessions please speak with Gareth Maclean the Strength and Conditioning coach (fees may apply).

Cost
Senior Weapon Squad                       $320.00
Half Block Squad                              $190.00 (Any combination of Saturday and Wednesday sessions to max of 8)
Casual Squad Sessions                        $30.00 (Max 3 per block)
Dates
(Senior Squad Block 1 January to March 2018)

Saturday 27 January                                           Wednesday 31 January
Saturday 3 February                                           Wednesday 7 February
Saturday 10 February                                        Wednesday 14 February
Saturday 17 February                                        Wednesday 21 February
Saturday 24 February                                       Wednesday 28 February
Saturday 3 March                                              Wednesday 7 March
Saturday 17 March                                           Wednesday 14 March
Saturday 24 March                                           Wednesday 21 March
** Wednesday 28 March may be used as a substitute session at the coach's discretion in place of Saturday 17 February (AUS Juniors in Sydney Saturday 17 March (AFT Invitational Camp). Fencers will be notified during training sessions of any changes to the schedule.)
PAYMENTS AND REGISTRATION

Registration and Payment for Squads should be made via these links. Note that payments made after 14 February will incur a late fee.
 
 

Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017

2016 Nationals Sabre Team

Exciting times this weekend (8-12 December 2017) for the Queensland fencers listed below, travelling to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for the Australian Open and Veteran Fencing Championships 2017.

A timetable for the Championships can be viewed at the Australian Fencing Federation website here.

Make sure you follow QFA's Instagram story to see what happens behind-the-scenes at the AIS and our Facebook Page for daily results.

Teams

Queensland will be hoping for strong performances in the team events, with the following teams entered:

  • Men's Sabre
  • Men's Foil
  • Men's Epee A and B
  • Women's Foil

Individuals

Chris Alroe Open and Veteran Epee
Madeleine Andersen Open Epee
William Beckey Open Sabre
William Bishop (adopted) Open Epee and Foil
Jenny Bonney-Millett Open and Veteran Foil
Tiarne Buttigieg Open Epee
Michael Chazikantis Open Epee
Lachlan Crook Open Epee
Claire Daniel Open Foil
Nicholas Davison Open Epee
Matthew Gilchrist Open Foil
Christopher Godwin Open Epee
Joshua Hassum Open Epee
Axel Jansson Open Foil
Alicia Ji Yeon Kwag Open Foil
Simon Leitch Open Sabre
Andrew Lin Open Sabre
Gareth Maclean Open Sabre and Foil
Peter Millios Veteran Epee
Michael Nelson Open Epee
Phoebe Quinn Open Foil
Wylie Raymond Open Epee
Siobhan Rice Open Sabre
Bonita Rui Open Epee
Jutta Schortmann Open and Veteran Epee
John Wardell Open Epee
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