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  • 2023-02-02 20:10 | Anonymous

    FencingSA is please to support the Oceania Fencing Confederation, in sharing the following information:

    Expressions of Interest for coaches and trainee coaches to participate in an Oceania Fencing Masters’ Academy (OFMA) Level 1 Online Epee Coaching Course in 2023.  The course is planned to begin in March 2023 and will be completed over a period of 3 months (13 weeks).

    The Course will be run in cooperation with Global Fencing Masters (GFM), using their excellent online learning materials and 20 candidates from Oceania will be selected and subsidised by the OFC for 50% of the GFM Course Fee.

    Please circulate the information, including the Expression of Interest Form to your coaches and trainee coaches, as well as any other interested persons and organisations.

    All queries and Expression of Interest Forms should be sent to Leon Thomas at developmentofficer@oceaniafencing.org

    CLICK HERE for more information. 
    CLICK HERE to download the Expression of Interest form. 

  • 2023-01-31 19:42 | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Eileen Ferguson, Life Member of Fencing SA, for receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - for services to croquet, Eileen has been involved in croquet for over 40 years, and has served on the boards of the Salisbury Croquet Club and the South Australian Croquet Association.

    Eileen’s service to fencing began when her two sons took the sport up. For many, many years she served as the treasurer for Northern Districts Fencing Club. At the club there was a particular corner at the kitchen counter where she could be found collecting the weekly fees from members every week.

    Back in those days, equipment requirements were not as stringent as they are now and she took up manufacturing jackets, plastrons and breeches for local fencers as there was no internet to make purchasing from overseas manufacturers easy. She was also known to manufacture lamés as well, when she could get hold of the material. Fun fact: she had enough material left to make her grandson Clayton his first lamé. At one point, several clubs had their racks stocked with her hard wearing canvas jackets.

    During this time, she also fell into helping organise the Fencing SA canteen at national tournaments when they were held in Adelaide. The most memorable of these were the many, many D H McKenzie tournaments held in Adelaide at Seymour College prior to the  2000 Sydney Olympics. Her bacon and egg sandwiches became the stuff of legend as a result and were the most popular item on the menu. It was this dedication over many years that led to her being awarded life membership of Fencing SA.

    Eventually she retired from actively volunteering with fencing, but she has never been too far from the sport. With a son, daughter in law, and two grandchildren still involved it would be hard for her not to stay in touch with it (most recently she manufactured a couple of fencing bag covers for Darren and Nadine's travel!)

    Eileen is pictured below presenting a medal to her grandson Christian at a Fencing SA event. 

    Words and image courtesy of Darren Ferguson 

  • 2023-01-19 18:15 | Anonymous

    The FSA Board is excited to release the 2023 Competition Calendar! 

    DOWNLOAD A COPY

    Events will be added to the online registration system soon, but start marking the dates down in your calendar! 

    Competition entries will close at 17:00 Fridays prior to the event (previously this was midnight). As in previous years, events with fewer than 4 entries at this cut-off will be cancelled and the entrants notified and refunded. 

    Competition entry costs will remain the same this year ($20 for the first event, $10 for subsequent events on the same weekend). 

    Equipment standards will remain the same this year - click here to familiarise yourself

    The calendar lists event start times. On competition day roll call is conducted 15 minutes prior, any fencers not present will be disqualified. Fencers should check in at the DT when they arrive at the venue - we encourage you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your event for warm up and check in. 

    The calendar is subject to change throughout the year, and we will communicate any changes out by email and social media, in addition to updating the website. The calendar PDF file also has a list of changes and versions at the bottom. 

    FIRST EVENTS

    • 12 Feb: Club Teams - Under 15 & Open (REGISTRATIONS OPEN
    • 26 Feb: Open and Veteran
    • 2 April: Under 9, Under 11, Under 13
    • 16 April: Under 15, Under 17/20, Open-B
  • 2023-01-11 09:02 | Anonymous

    Sunday 12 February will see us kick off the 2023 state fencing calendar with two events: 

    From 10am: Club Teams events - Under 15 Foil and Epee; Open Foil, Epee and Sabre. Click here for more information and to register a team by email

    3pm for 3:30: 2022 Awards Presentation - including highlights from the year, ranking award winners and meritorious awards. Light afternoon tea provided. No cost to attend but you must RSVP for catering purposes. Click here for more details and to RSVP

    The 2023 competition calendar will be published next week.  

  • 2022-12-19 08:40 | Anonymous

    Registrations are now open for the January 2023 Junior Development Camp - Sat 21 and Sun 22 Jan at the Lights (9:30 - 16:00 daily). 

    This camp is suitable for fencers aged 12+ (or have already competed interstate) and especially those looking to enter Junior Nationals or AYC #1. Epee and foil only - but sabreurs should contact us to express interest (some sessions will be suitable).  

    $80 single day/$140 both days. 

    Click below for more information or to book, or email ursula.menz@fencingsa.org.au for more information. 

    CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS 

  • 2022-11-15 22:01 | President (Administrator)

    Come and see Australia's best fencers in action from the 25th to the 29th of November 2022.

    Schedule is available here:

    2022 Australian Fencing Championships and Oceania Veteran Championships | Australian Fencing Federation (ausfencing.org)

    We look forward to welcoming fencers from across Australia and Oceania to our state and home venue:

    The Lights Sports and Community Centre – Adelaide

    244 - 270 East Parkway
    Lightsview, South Australia 5085 Australia

    https://www.thelights.com.au/

    Please contact communications@fencingsa.org.au or president@fencingsa.org.au for further information and keep a look out for more information here and on our Instagram and Facebook pages!

  • 2022-10-24 12:53 | Anonymous

    Entries are open for the Under 9/11/13/15 State Champs on 6 November, and Open/Vet on 13 November.  

    FSA U15, U13, U11, U9 State Championships

    FSA Open A & Veteran State Championships

    Roll call is conducted 15 minutes before the start time, any fencer not present will be scratched. We recommend arriving 30 minutes beforehand for warming up and gearing up.

    All competitions are conducted at The Lights Community and Sports Centre,  Lightsview. 


  • 2022-10-21 11:08 | Anonymous

    Adelaide is hosting the Open and Veteran National Championships this November (including the Oceania Veteran Champs, and the Australian Youth Circuit Final). 

    We need all hands on deck to make this event happen, so please consider volunteering a few hours of your time over the weekend to help demonstrate to the other states what an amazing event we can run! 

    We will be setting up in the afternoon/evening of Thurs 24 Nov, then the event runs Fri 25 - Tues 29 Nov. 

    Set up and pack up is easy - everyone does a great job for the state events already - it's just on a larger scale! 

    We also need plenty of volunteers for weapons check - each fencer's equipment needs to be inspected to ensure it's up to standard. This is something that our fencers 12+ can help with (bring mum or dad along too!). 

    For information on the shift times, and to sign up to volunteer: Nationals Volunteer Roster


  • 2022-10-12 11:35 | Anonymous

    FSA held its Annual General Meeting last night, thank you to the club representatives who attended.

    Thank you to Sarah Lucy, who has retired from the Board after 4 years of service and worked on the Schools Program, Parafencing and served as Vice President.

    We welcome new Board member Alison Wotherspoon, who is joining Andrea Chaplin, Danni Kurbatfinski, Dov Spinks and Ursula Menz.


  • 2022-10-10 18:00 | Erwin Lam (Administrator)

    Entries for the October 23 FSA U17/U20 & Open B Events are now open.

    10:00 U17/U20 Foil & U15 Sabre
    11:00 Open B Epee
    12:00 U17/U20 Sabre
    13:00 Open B Foil
    13:30 U17/U20 Epee
    14:00 Open B Sabre


    Fencing South Australia Inc. - September 18 FSA U17/U20 & Open B Events (fencingsa.org.au)


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