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The AFF is pleased to announce that second round nominations are now open for the 2018/19 AFF High Performance Program (Cadet & Junior age categories). Places are available in all age and weapon categories, other than Junior Women's Foil (AFT), Junior Men's Epee (AFT) and Junior Men's Sabre (AFT).

The High Performance Program (HPP) comprises the Australian Fencing Team (AFT) and the Australian Fencing Squad (AFS). The 2018/19 cycle runs from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.  Fencers who are selected in the second round will commence in the program from 1 October 2018.

Fencers (and their parents) who are considering nominating for the HPP should carefully read the documentation contained in the 'High Performance Program' section of this website. In particular, the HPP Athlete Agreement sets out the financial and other obligations which apply to fencers participating in the High Performance Program while the HPP Annual Plan outlines the training and competition commitments of fencers required under the program.

Membership of the Australian Fencing Team (AFT) comes with demanding training and competition requirements relevant to fencers aiming to compete at the highest international level (World Championships).

The Australian Fencing Squad (AFS) offers a preparatory program to the AFT, which enables fencers to participate in HPP activities while following a slightly less demanding program. Members of the AFS are eligible for selection for the Asian Championships.

Joining the HPP requires a significant commitment. Accordingly, fencers and their parents are advised to plan ahead and ensure they are able to undertake the program before submitting their nomination.

Selections for the AFT and AFS are made in accordance with sections A4.16 to A4.22 of the AFF Selection Policy. Fencers and their parents are encouraged to review these sections of the policy (including the requirements set out in Appendices F and G) to ensure they nominate for the correct HPP category. Fencers who nominate for the AFT but are not selected will be taken to have also nominated for the AFS (unless otherwise advised).

Fencers who wish to nominate for the 2018/19 Cadet & Junior HPP can do so by clicking here. The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2018.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the High Performance Program, please contact the AFF Operations Manager (Caitlin Fox-Harding) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..