Monday, 25 July 2016

2016 AFC Schools Championships

*NOTE* Apparently we need one more foilist for the SA Team...
The AFC School Fencer Championships offers the opportunity for school-age fencers to represent their State in a representative level competition.
Competition Format
Each State is permitted to nominate a maximum of eight fencers in each event, and each fencer is only permitted to compete in one event. Each event consists of an individual competition immediately followed by a team competition.
There are two age categories: 
 Intermediate – students up to the third year of secondary school in their respective states
 Senior – open to any school student
This means that States can send a total of 32 athletes in each weapon and gender (16 in each category). The two categories will be fenced as separate events, unless there are insufficient competitors, in which case the fields will be combined but separate medals will be awarded.
Equipment Requirements
Please see the AFF's Weapons Control Policy (click here).
Timetable
Start times are for the individual competition – the team competition will commence directly after the conclusion of each individual event
VENUE: Yeronga SHS, Villa St, Yeronga (click here).
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST
10:00 am   Men's Foil
10:30 am   Women's Foil
1:30 pm    Men's Sabre
2:00 pm    Women's Sabre
SUNDAY 14 AUGUST
9:00 am  Men’s Epee
10:00 am Women’s Epee
For more information contact Peter Creese (admin@qfa.org.au).
Registrations are now open for this event (click here).
During registration, you will be asked about your availability for selection to an internationally representative Australian Schools Team. The Team will be selected based on results from this event, comprising the Top 4 fencers in the Senior division of each weapon.  The Team will participate in a Training Camp (September 26 in Brisbane, immediately following the AFC Junior Championships). Following the camp, the Team will travel to New Zealand for a Training and Competition Tour. The tour will consist of training activities (27-28 September), followed by participation in the Oceania Junior Fencing Championships in Wellington (29 September – 2 October), before returning home on 3 October.