Fencing New Zealand would like to appoint a suitable candidate to lead the development and implementation of its athlete National Development Programme.


The Programme

Fencing New Zealand is committed to establishing and implementing a National Development Programme that will enable our fencers to achieve international success in both age group and open events at Oceania, Commonwealth, Asian Zone, World Cup, World Championship and Olympic level.

The programme will:

  • Identify, develop and support young athletes that have the potential and commitment to achieve success internationally in both individual and team events
  • Develop and support age group and senior fencers who are already competing internationally and are committed to improving their performance at targeted international tournaments in both individual and team events
  • Establish positive partnerships that secure funding and support in kind to help deliver the programme and reduce the financial burden on athletes.

The Draft Terms of Reference for the development of the Programme are available here: Development programme

The Director

Reporting to the FeNZ Board, the ideal candidate for the Director’s role will have youth development and high-performance sports management experience together with a background in programme management and team leadership, preferably at a national level.

The Director’s position is expected to be a voluntary role in the programme’s initial start-up phase. FeNZ will, however, cover travel expenses and may pay a fee for service for specified activities.  

The Board would like to make an appointment for an initial 18-month period to 31 July 2024 (with the option of extension by mutual agreement). 

A draft Position Description, to be finalised in consultation with the preferred candidate, is available here Development programme

Further information and applications

For further information on this exciting opportunity to lead the development of our National Development Programme please contact David Elder, FeNZ President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be considered for this role, please submit your letter of application by 5:00pm, Sunday, 22 January 2023 to Amanda Hoplins, Fencing NZ Secretary General at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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