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QFA Squad Block 2 (April-June)

Block 2 of the QFA Squad Program commences on Wednesday 10 April. 

The Senior Training Squad runs on Wenesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 pm due to the QFA School Competitions. Fencers can either sign up for a full block of 18 sessions or a half block of 9 sessions. 

The Junior Development Squad is Open to all school-aged fencers and runs from 3:00-5:00 pm on Saturdays (combined session with Senior Squad). Participants can also get a discount if they are competing in the Senior Squad on Wednesday evenings.

The registration forms for both squads are attached and should be handed in at Squad or emailed to [email protected] - form and payment are due at or before the first session. 

Queensland Open Competition #1

The first round of the Queensland Open Circuit will be held at Yeronga SHS Sports Hall (Villa Rd, Yeronga) on Saturday 16 March.

Entry to each event is $20 and entries can be made on the day. All fencers will need to be members of the Queensland Fencing Association (forms available from the QFA Website) although Interstate or International competitors are welcome. 

The start times for each event are:

Men's Epee - 8:00am
Women's Epee - 8:00am
Women's Sabre - 11:30am
Men's Sabre - 12:30pm
Women's Foil - 1:30pm
Men's Foil - 2:30pm

Fencers need to be there at least 15 minutes before the start time to register, and get ready. Competitions are fenced using full electric equipment, including conductive foil masks. Medalists will need a tracksuit jacket or fencing whites for presentations.

Entries for AFC#1 (Brisbane 5-7 April)

Queensland entries for the first Australian Fencing Circuit of 2013 are now being collected. The Nomination Form is available on the QFA Website. Entries and payment must be received no later than Saturday 16 March.

Attachments:
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QFA Club Referee Course

VENUE: BRISBANE GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL SPORTS CENTRE

Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill 

QFA will be offering a basic Officiating Course on Friday afternoons during the first half of the year. This course is a great way for fencers and their families to become more familiar with the rules of fencing. Participants will also have the option to complete the assessment to enable them to gain Club-Level Referee Accreditation with the AFF.

Places in the course are limited, so please register by email [email protected] or phone 0417 611 623

COURSE OVERVIEW                                TOPIC

Friday 1 March (3:30-4:30pm)                    Overview      

Friday 8 March (3:30-4:30pm)                    Role of the Referee

Friday 15 March (3:30-4:30pm)                 People Management

Friday 22 March (3:30-4:30pm)                 Environment Management

 

Friday 19 April (3:30-4:30pm)                    Self Management

Friday 26 April (3:30-4:30pm)                    Offensive/Defensive Actions

Friday 3 May (3:30-4:30pm)                       Penalties

Friday 10 May (3:30-4:30pm)                     Decision Making

Friday 17 May (3:30-4:30pm)*                    Written Assessment

Friday 24 May (3:30-5:30pm)*                    Practical Assessment

* Optional Sessions for those wishing to gain Accreditation

 

Participation in the course is free of charge (although there may be some costs involved with Accreditation). Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and bring pen and paper with them.

If unable to attend all sessions of the course, then participants are welcome to just come for some sessions. Completion of all parts of the course is required for Accreditation, but candidates can negotiate with the course instriuctor to catch up on any missed work. The course will also be offered on a single weekend later in the year for those unable to complete the course in this format.

For enquiries or more information, contact [email protected]

Attachments:
Download this file (QFA Club Referee Course.doc)QFA Club Referee Course.doc[ ]210 kB
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