The Janet Hopner-Haswell cup was presented by Janet Hopner-Haswell to the Australian fencing Federation in 2004. The cup is for the annual perpetual competition between the Australian state teams during the Australian Cadet Fencing Championships. The cup is named in Honor of Janet Haswell.
Janet was NSW Women's Foil Champion, (1962,1963,1964,1972,1975), Australian Women’s Foil Champion, (1962,1963,1964), Bronze Medallist British Empire and Commonwealth Games (1962), Olympic team member and Women's Foil Team Captain at the Tokyo Olympics, (1964) and came 10th Women’s Foil, Inaugural World Master's Games, Toronto Canada 1985.
During her 10 years of coaching, she coached many juniors who between them won approximately thirty school, state and national individual and team championships. Janet’s first pupils were her two daughters Dione Vosper and Adele Haswell who continued on to have success at State, National and International levels.
In 2001 Janet was awarded Honorary Life Membership, Australian Fencing Federation - “In recognition of an outstanding contribution to Australian Fencing”, and also Honorary Life Membership, NSW Fencing Association Inc.
Janet Haswell (nee Hopner) has had over 60 years of involvement in fencing from her days of competing to other roles including Coach, Mentor and Sport Psychologist.
Some of Janet’s other contributions to fencing were:
- Club president, Club delegate to N.S.W.A.F and A.F.F.
- Public relations, (gala displays, television interviews, demonstrations.
- Photographic montages, media liaison, publicity reportage.
- Main artwork design and execution of original state wall pennants.
- Design artwork for club T-shirt and competition pennants.
- Competition Organiser.
- Club, State and National Selector (Junior and Senior)
- State Junior Style Judge
- Sports Psychology (both individual and group)
- Ten years coach plus ongoing mentor.
The winning state’s name will be engraved on a plate fixed for this purpose on the Cup
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