QFA Holiday Camp

QFA will be holding a fencing camp on Monday 30th June and Tuesday 1st July. The camp will run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.

Venue: Brisbane Grammar School Sports Centre

Who should attend? All school-age fencers who are over 10 years old are welcome to attend and get some valuable training. However, the camp is targeted at those fencers preparing to attend the National Cadet and U15 Championships in Sydney and these people are strongly encouraged to attend.

What activities will be run at the camp? The camp will focus on tactical and technical development with sessions focusing on fencing fitness and footwork, as well as sessions for foil, epee and sabre.  As the camp is designed to prepare those fencers competing in the National Championships, there will also be sessions on competition preparation and warm up, competition formats and procedures, team matches and equipment maintenance and repair.

Coaches: The camp will be run by Paul Crook and David McFadyen, providing an opportunity to work the two coaches who will be travelling to Sydney before the competition.

Equipment: Fencers should bring their own equipment where possible, although some equipment may be available to borrow. Fencers attending the National Championships should bring all their gear to the camp on the Tuesday, as there will be an opportunity to have it checked before the competition

Cost: The camp costs $100, or $60 if attending a single day. Registrations and payments should be made through the Online Registration System available on the Registrations and Payment Tab. All participants must be School Fencer or Junior Members of QFA.

Please note: there will be breaks for lunch but there is no canteen there.  Fencers will need to bring their own food.

Queensland School Fencing Team 2014

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Queensland in the 2014 National School Fencer Championships which will be held in Brisbane on 14-15 June.

Senior Men’s Epee

Allen, Kennedy (BGS)

Beanland, Edward (BGS)

Crook, Lachlan (Cavendish Rd SHS)

Kelemen, Erik (Mt. Tambourine SHS)

Kelly, William (BGS)

Patil Kulkarni, Siddhesh (BGS)


Senior Men’s Sabre

Aleksiev, Izaak (BGS)

Beckey, Will

Lin, Daniel (BGS)

Stevenson, Grant (BGS)


Senior Men’s Foil

Hassum, Joshua (BGS)

Haigh-Childs, Ollie (BSHS)

Young, Kurt (BGS)


Intermediate Men’s Epee

Mapperson, Fraser (John Paul College)

Intermediate Men’s Sabre

Intermediate Men’s Foil

Bennett, Leighton (BSHS)

Blak, Liam (BSHS)

Crilly, Thoms (BGS)

Desses, Alexander (BSHS)

Jansson, Axel (Mt. Gravatt SHS)

Kwan, Alex (BGS)

Nusem, Alon (BGS)


Senior Women’s Epee

Jackson, Bronte (BGGS)

McGovern-Greco, Chandler (All Hallows)

Taylor, Maddison (All Hallows)


Senior Women’s Sabre

Brown, Alexandria (BGGS)

Powell, Francisca (BGGS)

Su, Shiye (BGGS)

Senior Women’s Foil

Atherton, Ceri (BGGS)

Kwag, Alicia (St. Aidan’s)

Martinkus, Avalon (All Hallows)

Pan, Lili (BGGS)

Shih, Cherie (BGGS)


Intermediate Women’s Epee

Bartley, Georgia (All Hallows)

Callaghan, Olivia (Somerville House)

Cranston, Alex (Lourdes Hill College)

Darveniza, Boyana (BGGS)

Rui, Bonita (All Hallows)

Intermediate Women’s Sabre

Andersen, Charlotte-Lilly (Fig Tree Pocket SS)

O’Malley, Lucy (All Hallows)

Rice, Siobhan (All Hallows)

Ryder, Hannah (Redlands College)

Intermediate Women’s Foil

Andersen, Madeleine (All Hallows)

Anderson, Miah (Kelvin Grive SC)

Kong, Natalie (BGGS)

Lin, Kimberley (BGGS)

Loh, Alexis (All Hallows)

Patchen, Alexandra (BGGS)

Quinn, Phoebe (All Hallows)

Satyasiv, Madison (BGGS)




QFA Women in Fencing Epee Training Clinic

As part of its Development Program to increase participation options for female fencers, the Queensland Fencing Association is running a number of Training Clinics specifically for female school students.

The first of these clinics will focus on the development of Epee fencing and will run be hosted at Brisbane Girls Grammar School over five weeks. The first four sessions will run from 4:30 – 5:30pm, and will consist of warm-up, tactical and technical exercises, and supervised bouting. The clinic will culminate in an informal Squad Competition on 19 June.

The Epee Clinic will be conducted by Mr Paul Crook (Lvl 3 NCAS) who is the Australian High Performance Manager and Asssistant National Coach for Epee in Queensland. He will be assisted by Ms Alexandra Hughes and Ms Maddison Taylor, young female Epeeists who have represented Queensland and Australia in various competitions.

To participate in the clinic, or for more information, please register by emailing [email protected]

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QFA Tour to Australian Cadet and U15 National Championships

Fencers wishing to participate in the QFA Tour to Sydney for the Cadet and U15 Championships in Sydney should return the forms below and make the Tour deposit by Saturday 24 May. Entry for the actual competition (including Queensland Team Levy) must be paid separately by all fencers by 20 June (regardless of whether they participate in the Tour or not) and can be completed online by following the link below:

Registrations for U15 and Cadet Australian Championships

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