Membership

Individual membership

There are several levels of membership of the NSW Fencing Association Inc.

All NSWFA membership registrations are done via our online Payments and registrations portal.

Affiliated Fencers

Affiliation is the most comprehensive level of membership of the NSWFA.

There are two levels of affiliated fencers - Senior Affiliation (aged 20 or over as at 1 January) and Junior Affiliation (under 20 as at 1 January).

Affiliated fencers may compete in competitions run by the NSWFA and the AFF.

Under the NSWFA Rules, affiliated fencers over the age of 18 may vote at General Meetings of the NSWFA. They may also act as Club Delegates to NSWFA Committee meetings, and hold positions on the NSWFA Executive.

For 2014, Senior Affiliation costs $150 and Junior Affiliation $120.

Registered Fencers

As with Affiliation, Registration is divided into two categories - Junior and Senior.

Registered fencers may only compete in certain NSWFA competitions - Novice, Schools and Under-13. They may not compete in AFF competitions. Registered fencers may attend General and Committee meetings of the NSWFA.

Registered fencers over the age of 18 may vote at General Meetings and act as Club delegates (subject to review of the Rules by the Legal and Constitutional Commission).

For 2014 Registration costs $60 for Seniors, and $40 for Juniors.

Honorary Members

Individuals may be elected to Honorary Membership at a General Meeting of the NSWFA.

Honorary members may compete in competitions run by the NSWFA and the AFF, and may vote at General Meetings of the NSWFA. They may also act as Club Delegates to NSWFA Committee meetings, and hold positions on the NSWFA Executive.

No fee is payable for honorary membership.

Coaches

Coaches must be over the age of 18 and must have a coaching qualification recognised under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and by the AFF.

Coaches may attend and vote at all General Meetings of the NSWFA.

For 2014 the fee for coaches (and also for Coach Fencers - i.e. coaches who wish to compete in NSWFA or AFF competitions) is $150.

Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Membership is the most prestigious award available to the Association. As such the nomination and award should be given careful consideration.

Download Honorary Life Membership Nomination Form
Honorary Life Membership Nomination Form
 

Associates

This category of membership is for those people who wish to be members of the NSWFA and support fencing, but not to participate directly.

Associates may not compete in NSWFA or AFF competitions. They may attend General and Council meetings of the NSWFA, but they may not vote or act as Club delegates.

For 2014 the fee for Associates is yet to be confirmed.

Club affiliation

In addition to individual membership, the structure of the NSWFA recognises Fencing Clubs in NSW. There are two categories of club affiliation.

1. Affiliated Clubs

Clubs with ten or more members who have Senior or Junior Affiliated membership status with NSWFA (competitive fencers) may register with NSWFA as an Affiliated Club. The annual membership fee for Affiliated Clubs is set by the Executive and may vary from time to time. From 2016, the annual fee for Affiliated Clubs is $208 until further notice.

2. Registered Clubs

Clubs with fewer than ten members who have Senior or Junior Affiliated membership status may register with NSWFA as a Registered Club. The annual membership for Registered Clubs is $104 until further notice.

The benefits for Affiliated and Registered Clubs are:

  • Coverage by the NSWFA insurance policy for public liability, professional indemnity and personal accident claims for the protection of club members, officials and coaches.
  • A listing on the NSWFA website of clubs’ location, contact details, training times and coaches with a link to the club’s website.

Clubs can now pay their affiliation fees online via the NSWFA payment portal.

 

 
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