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As fencers become more experienced, they may aspire to State and National representation.
The Australian Fencing Federation holds National Team Championships at the Open, Under-20 (Junior), Under-17 (Cadet), and Under-15 National Championships.
Each State may enter up to two teams in a team event.
NSW team selections are made in accordance with the NSW Fencing Association Selection Policy.
NSWFA Selection Policy 2012
Throughout the year, squad training sessions may be run: fencers who are considered to have the potential for team selection will be invited to take part.
The Federation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE - the international fencing body) endorses a number of events on the international circuit. These include:
In addition to the events endorsed by the FIE, there are a number of other events at which fencers may represent Australia. These include (but are not limited to):
The level of AFF involvement in entering for these events varies. Where there is a restriction on the number of entries per country (e.g. Commonwealth Fencing Championships) the AFF is responsible for selecting the Australian Team. In other cases (e.g. national/regional events held by other countries) fencers are free to make their own entries and arrangements. Competing in such events can provide valuable experience to fencers who aspire to future AFF selection.
As with FIE tournaments, all fencers seeking to compete in overseas events should familiarise themselves with the AFF selection system. Any questions should be directed to the AFF Selection Commission.
Page last updated 2 April, 2012
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