The FIE has announced the details of the 2020 courses to be held at Budapest Coaching Academy.


There is a separate course for each weapon (Epee, Sabre, Foil), and each runs for a period of three months:

Epee: from January 20 to April 18, 2020

Sabre: from April 22 to July 20, 2020

Foil: from September 17 to December 15, 2020

The FIE will meet course fee, accommodation and meal costs, but flights and travel are at the expense of the participant.

At this stage FeNZ is seeking expressions of interest from NZ coaches who are interested in attending the Coaching Academy.


Please read the attached documents from the FIE carefully, as the prerequisites are different from those in previous years, and return your expression of interest by email to by the date indicated below:

Epee: FeNZ Deadline December 2nd 2019

Sabre: FeNZ Deadline January 10th 2020

Foil: FeNZ Deadline May 10th 2020

Your application to FeNZ must include:

- the relevant FIE weapon specific form

- Coaching CV and short biography of experience

- an outline plan of proposed coaching activities in the two years following the course

If you are successful, you will be asked to provide the additional information required in the FIE invitation letter, and FeNZ will forward your application for consideration by the FIE by the following dates:

Epee: FIE Deadline December 9, 2019

Sabre: FIE Deadline February 3, 2020

Foil: FIE Deadline June 1, 2020

pdf Budapest Academy invitation letter 2020 (161 KB)

Application Forms are available on the Forms section of this website -


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