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2017-06-19 18:40 - Asian Masters/Veterans 2017 Thailand
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (General)
 Any Masters/Veteran fencers interested in attending the Asian Masters/Veterans in Bangkok in September 2017 should read the attached competition information (here) and advise the  that you wish to compete, no later than 21 July 2017.

Attendees are expected to be self-managing and one of those attending will be designated Team Manager.

2017-06-12 21:20 - FIE Coaching Course - Hungary - Applications called for.
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZFeNZ would like to invite applications for the upcoming FIE Coach training course in Budapest, Hungary, expected to start on September 1st 2017. The FIE has not yet released official course details but based on previous courses it will run for 3 months with accommodation and meals covered, and 500 Euros contribution towards airfares.

Coaching experience is required, as the course is intended to be intermediate level.

Previously the FIE has offered an additional place in the Athlete Career Programme for athletes transitioning to coaches who have competed at a high international level (e.g. Zonal and World Championships).

Please forward you application, specifying which weapon (Foil, Epee or sabre), to the FeNZ Coaching Commissioner care of the Secretary, Fencing New Zealand on, by 20th June with the following documents attached:
-  Coaching CV/Resume of qualifications, coaching positions held,  and experience.
-  A personal statement of no more than 2 A4 pages outlining:
      -  Your current contributions to coaching.
      -  Your coaching aspirations and how this course will help you fulfill these goals.
      -  What do you hope this course will allow you to achieve that would otherwise be difficult?
      -  How will you plan and prepare for this course?
      -  How else will this course contribute to your coaching skill set?
      -  How will this course advance your commitment to coaching in New Zealand?
-  Resume of achievements as an athlete (if considering applying under the possible athlete transition scheme)

If you have previously registered interest in this upcoming course, please ensure you resubmit your application with the above documents included to maximise your chances of acceptance.

Please note, this is a pre-selection process subject to confirmation by the FIE of the number of places available. All final selection is further subject to approval by the FIE once they have received the candidate nominations from FeNZ.

2017-06-11 20:50 - Oceanic Cadet Nominations - reminder
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Oceania Zone)
 A reminder that nominations are invited from fencers wishing to compete at the Oceanic Zone Cadet Championships to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia 6 - 8 October 2017 (Provisional  dates - these may alter slightly once the timetable is known). This will be a managed team.

Selection criteria apply and can be found in the Selection Criteria available in the Downloads section of this site, as can the nomination form.

An early nomination and selection process is available for those wishing to confirm their selection early. Nominations will be processed on a weekly basis and the outcome notified once selection decisions are made.

Nominations close 18 June 2017 and should be sent to

2017-06-10 15:33 - Asian Cadet Circuit Epee - Brisbane 22 - 23 July 2017
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaThe Asian Cadet Circuit Epee competition will be held in Brisbane 22 - 23 July 2017.

Further details can be found here or visit the event Facebook site

This competition is open to all Cadet epeeists that meet the competition requirements. FeNZ endorsement of fencers is required and requests for endorsement should be sent to

An FCA licence is required for this event. See the competition information for how to obtain an FCA licence.Depending on numbers attending a referee/s may be required, with fencers meeting the cost. Management will NOT be provided by FeNZ for those wishing to compete.

2017-06-10 15:22 - Fencing Receives Two Additional Medals at Olympics
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Olympics)
OlympicsLAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 9, 2017  — The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted the request of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) for two additional team events at the Olympic Games. Therefore, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, fencing competition will comprise six individual and six team events.

“The biggest dream of many generations of fencers is now achieved,” said Alisher Usmanov, President of the FIE. “From the very beginning, I had set this goal as my main priority as FIE President. The IOC decision is the most important recognition of our long-term efforts to improve fencing, to make it more visible and popular. From now on, all of our fencers will have equal opportunities to compete at the Olympic Games. Fencers, national federations, and the entire world of fencing are tremendously grateful to the IOC Executive Board, the IOC President Mr. Thomas Bach, and the Olympic Program Commission and its President, Mr. Franco Carraro, for their decision."

2017-06-08 19:35 - President’s Cup 2017 28/29 July, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZLet's try that again

President’s Cup 2017
28/29 July
With U23 Sabre & Veterans’ Sabre Challenge (27 July)

Information sheet:
Entry form:

2017-06-08 19:32 - President’s Cup 2017 28/29 July, Dunedin
Posted by fencingsouthmore from same (FeNZ)
President’s Cup 2017
28/29 July
With U23 Sabre & Veterans’ Sabre Challenge (27 July)

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2017-06-05 07:32 - SGM -Notice
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZA special General Meeting will be held on Sunday 2 July 2017 at 7.00pm by skype for the purposes of approving the FeNZ annual accounts for 2016.

Those people wishing to attend should talk to their regional President who will arrange a central skype site.

A copy of the account can be requested from

2017-05-28 15:59 - Australian U15 and Cadet Championships - Portal Open
Posted by Lambviccmore from same (Australia)
AustraliaAll fencers who have been confirmed to attend the Aus U15 and Cadet (U17) Championships in Perth should formally enter the event through the portal on the Australian Fencing Federation website, once the Team Manager has contacted them.

Note that payment is required at the time of registration on the portal.

The team manager will contact you to ensure you have been able to access and enter the site. In the event of any difficulties, please contact Robert Gastaldo-Brac, Team Manager in the first instance.

Posted by Lambviccmore from same (FeNZ)

Programme Director, Operations Manager & Partnership Manager

Fencing New Zealand wants to appoint a Programme Director, an Operations Manager and a Partnerships Manager to establish and support the delivery of our National Development Programme for Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers.

About the Programme: The programme has an initial focus on establishing a pathway to success at the next Commonwealth Cadet & Junior Fencing Championships. It will also provide the foundation for a broader national development and high performance strategy that will have a longer term outlook.

The Programme Director: The Director will be lead the establishment and implementation of the programme for our Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers. This is a part-time position reporting to the FeNZ Board. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have team leadership and high performance sports management experience – preferably at national level, together with  well-developed communications and relationship management skills.

The Operations Manager: The Operations Manager will provide administration and support services for the delivery of the programme. The manager’s role includes providing participant selection and registration services, pre & post tour organisation, supporting appointment and liaison with tour managers and coaches, training camp support services, programme budget and financial administration and records management.  This is a part-time paid position reporting to the Programme Director.

The ideal candidate will have sports administration and events management experience, ideally at a national level. Understanding of fencing and strong networks in the New Zealand fencing community is highly desirable.

The Partnership Manager: The Partnership Manager is responsible securing grants, sponsorship and other partnership arrangements with organisation that will support the implementation and growth of the programme.  The role may also include media liaison and communications. This is a part-time position reporting to the Director. It will attract an annual honorarium.

The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience, preferably with sporting organisations, together with well developed communications and relationship management skills. Ideally, they will have a good understanding of, and be well networked within, the New Zealand and international fencing community.

Further information:  Position Descriptions for all three roles and further information on the National Development Programme is available on the FeNZ website, click here.

For further information on these roles please contact Vicci Lamb, FeNZ Secretary General, at or, Phone (04) 970 7496 (later evenings).

Applications: Written applications for all three positions, including a brief resume, should be submitted to the Secretary General by Close of Business, Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

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