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2008-09-04 21:37 - Junior Program for the 2008/2009 season
Posted by Lauramore from same (FeNZ)
FeNZThe Junior Program has been canceled for 2008/2009. We hope to have a new one in place for 2009/2010
The following fencers have been accepted for the junior squad:
Alex Chan
Gideon Van Zyl
Chris Lear
Matthew Hill
William Bishop
Eoin Queen
Chris Bell
Josh Silk
Sally McCance
Ben Drayton
Jazmin Hopper
Hamish Clarke
Hamish Chan
Ben Wilkins
Taylor Rhind

I have been asked to manage the logistics of the program. We will shortly be appointing a coach to work with all the fencers for the duration of the program. If you think this person could be you and you have not already sent us your nomination please get in touch with me asap.

Fencing New Zealand has designed an approved junior program for the 2008/2009 competitive season, leading up to the Commonwealth Junior Champs in February 2009.

Junior Program 2008/2009 season:
National Junior Championships, Dunedin, September 2008
Oceanic Junior Championships, Brisbane, October 2008
AYOF, Sydney, January 2009 (epee only)
Commonwealth Junior Championships, Penang, February 2009
Between 3 and 5 training camps to be held at appropriate times between October 2008 and February 2009

Selection for Tournaments:
Priority selection for the tournaments listed above will go to those who have committed to the whole program. In the event that we do not get full teams signed up to the program, it will be in the selector’s power to approve extra entries to individual tournaments on a case by case basis. If more than the maximum number of fencers sign up for any tournament, the selector shall decide on the relative entry priorities of athletes.

Requirements for fencers to nominate for the program:
Fencers must commit to attend all events (reasonable exceptions will be made, please contact the selector if you want to discuss alternatives using .selector@fencing.org.nz), the total cost of which is estimated to be around $8000. Accommodation and tuition at training camps will be arranged without charge for all fencers in the squad. FeNZ will apply for grants to assist the team with the cost of coaching and airfares, however they cannot guarantee funding.
Fencers must nominate themselves by the 12th of September using the nomination form below. Selection for the squad will be confirmed by the 19th of September

Requirements for team officials to nominate for the program:
Team officials must commit to attending the whole series of events and attach with their nomination the details of duties they would like to take on ie. coach vs team manager. This nomination must be received by the 12th of September. Selection will be confirmed by the 19th of September. FeNZ will negotiate remuneration for services with their preferred nominees.

Fencer Nomination Form

Print out - complete - and return to Fencing New Zealand, PO Box 99284, Newmarket, Auckland 1149 or email signed and scanned document to secretary@fencing.org.nz. It is only necessary to scan the last page with your signature, the rest can be copied into the message body.

I (FULL NAME:)


I nominate myself for 2008/2009 Junior Squad

In the individual events:  MEN'S  /  WOMEN'S    -    FOIL    /    EPEE    /  SABRE (circle as appropriate)

I wish to be considered for the MEN'S / WOMEN'S    FOIL / EPEE / SABRE Team (circle as appropriate).

By nominating myself for the individual competition/ tournament event, and also for the teams event above I acknowledge  I will fence in the team event if I am selected.  I ACCEPT / I DECLINE (circle as appropriate).

I will pay Fencing New Zealand a one hundred fifty dollar ($150) deposit, if this deposit is requested. I acknowledge that the deposit will be used by Fencing New Zealand to pay my entry fee and the balance to be used to defray Fencing New Zealand's costs associated with my participation (FeNZ appointed team support personnel). Fencing New Zealand may refund a part of the deposit not required to cover team expenditure. Also, if I am selected for the team, all the deposit is none refundable in the event that I do not participate for any reason. I ACCEPT / I DECLINE (circle as appropriate).

Payment to Fencing New Zealand where required:
By bank transfer to account 06-0565-0074568-00  Please reference your payment with you name.

or by cheque payable to:
FENCING NEW ZEALAND
PO BOX 99284
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1149


My Date Of Birth is:          /          /            (dd/mm/yy)

I am a financial member of Fencing New Zealand. YES / NO  (circle as appropriate)

I am a New Zealand citizen YES / NO  (circle as appropriate)


My contact details are:

ADDDRESS




PHONE:

MOBILE:

EMAIL:


TO COMPLETE THIS NOMINATION FORM PLEASE READ BELOW THE "FENCING NEW ZEALAND CODE OF CONDUCT" AND "GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS IN NATIONAL TEAM ACTIVITIES" BELOW THEN SIGN YOUR ACCEPTANCE AT THE BOTTOM. TAKE A COPY FOR YOURSELF AND RETURN THE SIGNED AND COMPLETED FORM TO:

FENCING NEW ZEALAND
PO BOX 99284
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1149

Or email it to secretary@fencing.org.nz


FENCING NEW ZEALAND CODE OF CONDUCT:

Fencing New Zealand (FeNZ) is responsible for the control and conduct of participants in the sport which includes players, coaches, managers, referees, administrators and spectators. All members of FeNZ and spectators attending fencing events are required to adhere to the following codes of conduct:

Fencing New Zealand is committed to the achievement of excellence in all aspects of its programming, performance and management. To support that commitment, Fencing New Zealand has developed these Codes of Conduct that set out the attitudes and standards of behaviour expected of all members. FeNZ will disseminate these Codes of Conduct widely and encourage all members of the New Zealand fencing community to be familiar with these principles. Fundamental to the achievement of higher standards is the understanding that we must first individually, and then collectively, take responsibility for our actions. Everyone has a role to play in making the sport of fencing strong and vibrant in this country. The values that define the standards FeNZ has endorsed are outlined below:

Respect
- For officials, coaches and others in positions of authority
- For team mates and opponents
- For rules and regulations, as defined by FeNZ and our partners
- For customs, practices and ideas which are different from our own.

Cooperation
- Working and sharing with others toward a common purpose
- To recognize the benefit of teamwork and demonstrate commitment accordingly
- Treating people fairly and equitably
- Building a strong New Zealand fencing team.

Commitment
- Achieving success through planning and perseverance
- Setting goals and working toward those goals
- Becoming more determined and more focused than our competitors
- Maintaining one's integrity in the face of challenges.

Pride
- Participating with enthusiasm
- Experiencing  achievement and accomplishment
- Being a positive role model
- Having pride in our sport and its people.

Responsibility
- For own behaviour
- For appropriate and constructive communication
- For own performance as an individual and as a member of a team or community
- To strive for excellence


Below are the general and specific  expectations and guidelines for National Team Activities that participants will be expected to adhere to.


GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCT OF PARTICIPANTS IN NATIONAL TEAM ACTIVITIES:

Definitions
-  Participants are considered to be individuals who are seen to represent FeNZ at a particular event or on a FeNZ program.  Participants can be athletes, coaches, managers, referees and / or designated representatives.

- Events and programs are tournaments, training camps, meetings and / or functions where FeNZ is seen to have an interest and is being represented by a designated individual or group of individuals by FeNZ.

- The General Expectations a-h will also apply to supporters accompanying the team and everyone at fencing events.


Expectations

I. General:
(a.) Treat fellow participants with respect at all times.
(b.) Work cooperatively with designated coaches, managers, and / or team leaders.
(c.) Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in your National Team involvement.
(d.) Ensure that one’s activities and / or behaviour does not jeopardize the safety of oneself or fellow participants.
(e.) Provide information and opportunities for fellow participants to be meaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them.
(f.) Do not engage in any type of derogatory behaviour or offensive language with fellow participants.
(g.) Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate in others, all forms of harassment and discrimination related to gender, race, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, etc.
(h.) Advocate the positive aspects of sport, i.e. sporting excellence, fair play, honest competition and effort, while refraining from any practices that would suggest favouritism or cheating.


II. Specific:
(a.) Team Uniform – Wear the designated New Zealand Team or Club uniform at all times when at a competitive venue, and on other occasions as directed by the team leader / manager.
(b.) Team Support – Actively support New Zealand Teammates, when otherwise not directly involved yourself.
(c.) Commitment – Take part in all required team functions and meetings. Also, participants who are no longer involved in the competition should make it a practice to observe succeeding rounds, including the finals.
(d.) Alcohol – If under the legal drinking age, refrain totally from the use of all alcoholic beverages. If over the legal drinking age, avoid alcohol consumption to a level that would reasonably be expected to impair performance and / or result in disruptive or unsafe behaviour.
(e.) Illegal Substances – Refrain from using banned substances in contravention of the rules of the IOC, FIE and FeNZ. Actively discourage the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
(f.) Consideration of Others – Refrain from activities and behaviours which may interfere with or distract others, thereby lessening their ability to focus on the competition.
(g.) Initiation Activities – Refrain from initiation ceremonies, pranks, jokes, and other activities that endanger, embarrass and / or ridicule others.
(h.) Hygiene – Practice daily cleanliness routines (body and clothing), particularly in consideration of close quarter living with fellow participants.
(i.) Curfew – Respect curfew times set by coaches / manager and be particularly sensitive disturbing behaviour during designated “quiet times.”

Consequences
At the discretion of FeNZ selector and / or the Management Committee, and in consultation with those parties involved in the incident, the following consequences may be applied if expectations are not met:

1) Written or verbal reprimand.
2) Requirement of verbal or written apology.
3) Removal from the event.
4) Restriction from participation in future events.
5) Restriction from funding opportunities.
6) Revocation of FeNZ membership.

Reporting of Breaches of FeNZ Guidelines for Conduct
Breaches should be reported to:
(a.) The designated Team Manager, Head Coach or Head of Delegation, or
(b.) In writing, to FeNZ Selector or FeNZ President of the Management Committee.

Breaches reported while the team is at a competition or training camp should, ideally, be dealt with on-site. The Team Manager, or Head of Delegation, will be responsible for convening a small panel to review the reported breach. This panel must include an athlete representative. If the matter cannot be dealt with through this initial process, the issue should be directed to FeNZ President of the Management Committee.

Confidentiality of Reporting
Anyone wishing to report a breach of conduct guidelines should  maintain the greatest possible confidentiality, by discussing one’s concerns only with the above mentioned people designated specifically to deal with such concerns.

Participant’s Agreement
I have read and understand the “Guidelines for Conduct of Participants in National Team Activities” and agree to abide by them for the duration of the current junior competitive season.


Signature of participant: ________________________ Date: ___________

Guardian to sign
if  under the age of 18 _________________________ Date: ___________

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