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Australian Fencing congratulates our Podium finishes, Nigel Nutt - Gold in Men's Foil, Michael Howard - Silver in Men's Sabre, Andrey Tyshchenko - Silver in Men's Foil, Jenney Bonney-Millett - Bronze in Women's Foil, and Nigel Nutt - Bronze in Men's Epee at the 2014 Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championships Largs, Scotland.
Well done also to the rest of the team with the following results: Attila Brungs - 6th in Men's Sabre, Harriet Jordan - 7th in Women's Sabre, Richard Purdie - 9th in Men's Foil, , Peter Barry - 10th in Men's Foil, Darren Ferguson - 11th in Men's Epee, Jane Menary - 13th in Women's Sabre, Jane Allardice - 14th in Women's Foil, Jutta Schortmann - 14th in Women's Epee, Fiona Budniak - 17th in Women's Foil, Kenneth Kwan - 17th in Men's Sabre, Carol Bond - 18th in Women's Epee, Julie Pearce - 18th in Women's Foil, Harriet Jordan - 21st in Women's Foil, Jane Menary - 22nd in Women's Epee, Alexy Scherbakoff - 24th in Men's Sabre, Isobel Ellis - 30th in Women's Epee, Richard Purdie - 31st in Men's Epee, Derek Flood - 32nd in Men's Foil, Derek Flood - 32nd in Men's Epee, Derek Flood - 35th in Men's Sabre, Adam Reynolds - 35th in Men's Foil, Allison Blom - 37th in Women's Epee, Geoff Webber - 42nd in Men's Foil, Terry Melbourne - 51st in Men's Sabre, Norman Riedl - 75th in Men's Epee, Brian Wrigley - 76th in Men's Epee, and Peter Harbin - 77th in Men's Epee.
Inline with the individual events, we had great success in the Team events as well: Women's Foil Team - Gold, Men's Foil Team - Gold, Women's Sabre Team - Bronze, Men's Epee Team - Bronze, Men's Sabre Team - 4th, and Women's Epee Team - 5th.
More photos are available on the Australian Fencing Federations Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ausfencing
The Australian Fencing Federation is calling for nominations from members of the fencing community who may wish to undertake the role of assistant foil coach for the Australian team going to the Asian Junior and Cadet Zone Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 28 February - 8 March, 2015. Note that the factors that the AFF Executive will use to select the coach are documented on this web site - Documents and Policies, All Documents and Policies (click here). The selected coach will be working under the supervision of the National Sabre/Foil Coach, who will also be travelling to this tournament.
Australian Fencing congratulates John Downes (Individual Men's Epee) and the Australian Men's Foil Team (Patrick Daley, Dylan Devenish, Matthew Foster, Lucas Webber) on their Bronze medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Open Fencing Championships Largs, Scotland.
Well done to the rest of the team with the following results: Sholto Douglas 5th in Men's Foil, Joanna Halls 5th in Women's Epee, Annie Devereaux 9th in Women's Epee, Matthew Foster 12th in Men's Foil, Patrick Daley 16th in Men's Foil, Claire Daniel 16th in Women's Foil, Andrea Horvath 17th in Women's Epee, Alicia Kwag 17th in Women's Foil, Kitty Simpson 17th in Women's Sabre, Cheryl Chan 18th in Women's Sabre, Sally Bennett 20th in Women's Sabre, Jacqueline Budniak 20th in Women's Foil, Adam Wilcock 20th in Men's Sabre, Jenny Bonney-Millett 22nd in Women's Foil, Amy Reynolds 23rd in Women's Epee, Simon Leitch 24th in Men's Sabre, Margarita Sokolovskaja 24th in Women's Foil, Anna Crawford 26th in Women's Sabre, Alexander Hunter 28th in Men's Epee, Matthew Baker 29th in Men's Epee, Marissa Black 29th in Women's Sabre, Gareth Maclean 33rd in Men's Sabre, Lucas Webber 34th in Men's Foil, Dylan Devenish 36th in Men's Foil, Andrew Scott 36th in Men's Sabre, Ross Austen 43rd in Men's Epee, and Zaccaria Casagrande 45th in Men's Epee.
As a result of the resignation from the AFF Executive by Mr Peter Creese, the Executive now invites nominations from members to fill this position.
The AFF encourages nominations from those willing to act for the good of our sport, and whose skill and experience will materially complement the resources that currently exist within the AFF Executive. The Executive seeks to increase diversity within its Directorship, while recognising that narrowly focused interest group representation is less desirable than a whole-of-sport perspective.
The position of AFF Director involves occasional travel, high levels of confidentiality and professionalism, a deep understanding of the perspectives of many aspects of our fencing community, and the ability to balance the needs of our full agenda against the reality of comparatively minimal funding and the use of volunteer resources. The Executive works on a portfolio-based responsibility model (see here), and executes the strategies mandated by its Member States at Annual General Meetings. While often a rewarding role, Directors however must be prepared to recognise differing opinions on decisions made in the context of difficult priority assessments. Work can be sporadically significant and time-sensitive, and all Directors also hold roles as Chairs of various Commissions.
The Directors meet in person 5-6 times per year for weekend meetings, and via teleconferencing monthly.
Following the close of nominations, all nominations will be forwarded to delegates who will then cast their vote by Mail Ballot by Tuesday 30 December.
The AFF congratulates Sarah Osvath - Women's Epee 50+, Jenny Bonney-Millett - Women's Foil 50+ and Luc Cartillier - Men's Epee 50+, achieving Silver in the 2014 Veteran World Championships, Debrecen Hungary.
Well done to the rest of the team with the following results: Peter Osvath 8th in Men's Epee 60+, Gary Sudran 8th in Men's Sabre 70+ and 15th in Men's Foil 70+, Anna Slowiaczek 17th Women's Foil 50+ and 27th Women's Epee 50+, Jane Allardice 21st in Women's Foil 60+, Julie Seggie 31st in Women's Epee 50+, Alex Scherbakoff 31st in Men's Sabre 60+, and Bruno Charlesworth 42nd in Men's Epee 50+.
Australia finished in 9th place over all in the Medal Tally.
The Australian Fencing Federation presents the following timetable for the 2014 Australian Open and Veteran Championships incorporating the 2014 Oceania Veteran Championships, to be held at the Indoor Arena, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra (click here).
Thursday - December 4th
Friday – December 5th
09:00 Australian Open Men's Sabre
Saturday – December 6th
09:00 Australian Open Men’s Epee > 32
Sunday – December 7th
09:00 Australian Open Men’s Epee <32
Australian Open Women’s Foil Teams > 8 immediately to follow individual
12:00 Oceania & Australian Veteran Epee
Oceania Veteran Epee Teams to immediately follow individual event.
Australian Veteran Epee Teams to immediately follow Oceania event.
Monday – December 8th
09:00 Australian Open Men’s Foil
Tuesday – December 9th
09:00 Oceania & AustralianVeteran Foil
Local and overseas competitors should refer to the Competitions / Frequently Asked Questions on this web site for additional information.
Fees associated with registrations can be found on the AFF Fees and Charges page (click here ).
Veterans Oceania Team event participants will be selected as per the AFF's Selection Policy (nominations taken as at 20 November). Veterans Australian Team event participants will be selected by State Associations.
Online registration for this event may be accessed on the National Events web page (click here). Competitors should note that registrations close on November 20.