Reminder for Coaches wishing to be a candidate for the FIE Budapest Coaching Academy for the FIE Level 3 Course (this is equivalent to OFMA and NZ Level 2).


Please send FENZ your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Closing Date for Nominations to be received by FENZ for:

Epée Course: 17 February 2023

Result announced by FIE on March 12, 2023.

Foil Course: 19 May 2023

Result announced y FIE  June 12, 2023.


Hold a level-1 coaching diploma

Have evidence of at least 7 years coaching experience.

Must be a member of Fencing New Zealand

Applicant to confirm they will be a fencing coach of their National Federation for two years’ time after graduating from the Budapest Coaching Academy

Speak and understand English well

Be in good physical health

Copies of Documents required:

A copy of passport copy

A recent color photo

Highest education qualifications received and Coaching Diploma

A doctor’s certificate proving the candidate is in good health

A short biography (experience in fencing, name and location of the club, name of the coach)

FIE Budapest Coaching Academy 2023 Course Details:

Epée:      from April 24 to July 20, 2023

Foil:      from July 31 to October 27, 2023


Arrival: the day before the course starts.

Departure: the day after the course finishes.

Level of Course: FIE Level 3 (OFMA Level 2)


8 students per weapon (6 from Europe, 2 from Panamerica/ Asia-Oceania).

The course will be held in English from Monday to Friday (09:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00). Classes of psychology, physiology, sport theory and biomechanics will be taught, as well as coach education classes and practice.

At the end of the programme, an examination of practice will take place and give, if the participant is successful, an FIE recognised diploma.

The FIE takes in charge the accommodation and meals but not the travel costs.

Mary Black is happy to discuss her experience of this course with any interested coaches wishing to have more information about the course.

Ngā mihi, best wishes,

Martin Brilll

FENZ Coach Commission

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