The FeNZ Board has agreed to establish a national development programme for our Under 15, Cadet and Junior fencers.
The programme will have an initial focus on establishing a pathway to success at the next Commonwealth Cadet and Junior Fencing Champs. It will also provide the foundation for a broader national development and high performance strategy that will have a longer term outlook. Further information on the programme is available (here)
Our immediate focus is on progressing grant applications so we can fund the engagement of a part-time Director and part-time Operations Manager to support the implementation of the programme. Once we have secured that funding we will: Call for applications and progress those appointments as quickly as possible. Call for nominations from fencers who want to join the programme.
In the meantime, over the next week or two, we will be:
Posting draft position descriptions for the Programme Director and Operations Managers roles so potential applicants are aware of these opportunities and we can address any initial queries about them; Making available general guidance to fencers, parents and coaches on development pathways for young fencers Seeking input from fencers to gauge the level of interest in the programme and in particular to better understand fencer commitment to attending targeted international competitions that form a key component of the development programme over the next three years.
Watch this space for further developments!
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