Tuesday, 20 October 2015

AHFC Newsletter

1. Callington Show Demonstration
2. Golden Gauntlet – competition vs AHFC
3. Upcoming Competitions
4. Expression of interest – interstate refereeing
5. Save the date(s)!
6. Equipment discount offer


1. Callington Show. This coming sunday (2015-10-25) the AHFC are providing a demonstration at the Callington Show. We currently need more fencers to help promote the club at this event. The times we are demonstrating will be; Seniors 12.30 - 1.30 and Juniors 2.30 - 3.30. Dov will be there setting up at 11:00.
Free tickets are available for those who can assist, and will be available this thursday at training. Come and enjoy this award winning regional event and show off being an awesome fencer as well! 

2. The Golden Gauntlet is the annual competition vs Adelaide Swords Club, and is our major fund-raising event for the year. This is on Saturday 14th November, from 3pm, at the AHFC training venue. Volunteers are required to help the smooth running of this event.

Donations of cakes for sale and/or items for the silent auction will be greatly appreciated, and will result directly in improved equipment for the club. Speak to Sarah at thursday training to organise your contribution.

There are two main events: junior foil (Under 13 and fencing less than two years) and open epée. Both events are mixed.There is also a novelty fencing event for school aged fencers 13+. Contact Dov if you wish to compete in any of these events.

The festivities will be followed by crépe dinner and a mystery movie (rated PG)!

Flyers with more information are available at the club.

3. State Championships are now upon us – meaning there are only 3 weekends of state level fencing left on the calendar!

24-Oct Sat    14:00 U17/20 Epée     14:45 U17/20 Sabre

25-Oct Sun   10:00 U15 Foil               13:00 U17/20 Foil

7 and 8 November: Novice, Intermediate, U13 and U11 events

22 November: Open and Veteran events

Entries are due by the Wednesday night prior to each competition. Automated calendar reminders will arrive via email one week before the cut-off time.
Remember to ask for help organising equipment if you need it.

4. The Friendship Cup is being held in Sydney on 21/22 November. We have a large contingent of U13s and U11s heading over, and we need to send referees! This is a paid opportunity (I think travel AND a per diem, but don’t quote me on that). More information from Bruce Oerman – president@fencingsa.org.au

5. Save the date for the following events:

- Friday 5 December: Fencing SA end of season presentation night, evening (time TBC) at Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club

- Saturday 12 December: ASC Festive Foil, Unexpected Epee and end of year BBQ (morning competitions and lunch time BBQ) 

6. Equipment discount offer. Get 15% off all orders on the Leon Paul UK site for the next two weeks.
Enter the code australia15 in the coupon code field on the shopping cart page and click the update button for the discount to be applied before you check out.
Terms and conditions apply. ONLINE ONLY OFFER. Valid on www.leonpaul.com only until 2nd of November 2015 at 12:00 PM GMT.

So get your head out of a stinky club mask and into your own!