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Women in Fencing Holiday Camp (1-2 October)

QFA is hosting a Holiday Training Camp specifically for female students which will be held at Yeronga from 1-2 October. A number of of Queensland’s developing female coaches will be assisting during the camp, which will consist of a number of sessions focusing on different aspects of fencing including general fencing tactics and techniques, specialised coaching in different weapons and competition (designated as a QFA Squad Competition).

 

Wednesday 1 October

Session 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

            Warm Up and Fitness

            General Fencing

 

Session 2:1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

            Specialised Training Clinics (please pick one during registration)

                        Epee

                        Sabre

                        Novice Foil (1-2 years of fencing experience)

                        Intermediate/Advanced Foil (2+ years of fencing experience

 

Thursday 2 October

Session 1: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

            Warm Up and Fitness

            General Fencing

 

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

            QFA Squad Competition (Women’s Foil – U11/U13/U15/U17)

The entry fee for the Squad Competition is automatically included for fencers who register for both days or for the single day including the competition – alternatively fencers can pay a $30 entry fee to participate in the competition either by itself or in combination with a single day registration for the first day of the camp

 

COST: The cost for the camp is $100 for both days, or $60 for a single day.

 

REGISTRATION: To register for the camp, please use the link on the Registrations and Payments page of the QFA website, or follow this link – REGISTRATIONS

 

WHAT TO BRING: Participants should wear comfortable sports clothing. They should bring a water bottle and as much fencing equipment as possible (although equipment will be available to borrow if required). Please note that there is no canteen running during the camp, so participants need to bring their own food – however, drinks will be available to purchase.

 

CONTACT: For more information please contact Peter Creese (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417611623)

 

Queensland U20 State Championships 2014

The Queensland U20 State Championships will be held on Saturday 20 September. This competition is open to all fencers born in 1994 or later.

Entry to each event is $30 and should be made through the online payment system (see the registrations and Payments Section). Entries made by the Wednesday prior to the competition have a discounted price of $25. All fencers will need to be Junior members of the Queensland Fencing Association in order to register (although Interstate or International competitors are welcome - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register). To compete in multiple events, please complete a separate registration for each one.

The start times for each event are:

Men's Epee - 8:00 am
Women's Epee - 8:00 am
Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Men's Sabre - 12:30 pm
Women's Foil - 1:30 pm
Men's Foil - 2:30 pm

Fencers need to be there at least 15 minutes before the start time to get ready. Competitions are fenced using full electric equipment, including conductive foil masks. Medalists will need a tracksuit jacket or fencing whites for presentations.

There will be a canteen available on the day.

QFA Squad Competition for Term 3 (Saturday 13 September)

The QFA Squad Competitions are designed to give younger fencers more experience in competitions. The competition is for Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 Fencers (born 1999 or later). The competition will be fenced in a modified format, with exact details (including separate divisions, etc.) decided once the number of registrations are known.

Each event will cost $30 and registrations can be made via QFA's online system (see the Registrations and Payments page for details). Registrations made by Wednesday 10 September will cost $30. Fencers must be Junior Members of QFA to compete (School Fencer Members can upgrade their membership via the link on the Memberships page if required)

The competition will be held at Yeronga SHS, Villa St Yeronga at the following times. (Fencers should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start time to warm up and get ready):

Epee - 9:30 am

Sabre - 12:00 pm

Foil - 1:30 pm

The competition will be fenced using full electric equipment (foil bibs not required), but some equipment will be available to borrow or hire if required. The full list of equipment required is below:

Jacket, Breeches, Fencing Glove and Long Socks (underplastron is recommended)

Breast Plate/Chest protector is recommended for all competitors and required for female competitors

2 working electric weapons

2 working body wires (and mask wire for Sabre)

Fencing Mask

Lame for Foil and Sabre

QFA Armoury Course (6 September)

 

QFA will be holding an Armoury Course on Saturday 6 September (please note that there are no squads running on that weekend). The course will be run by Operations Manager and head QFA Armourer David McFadyen.

The course is divided into two sections:
- Basic Armoury Course (1:00-3:00 pm) - looks at how fencing equipment works, how to maintain fencing equipment and identifying and repairing common faults.
- Advanced Armoury Course (3:00-5:00 pm) - looks at rewiring weapons and identifying and repairing less common faults.

Participants can choose to attend just the Basic Course, just the Advanced Course or both courses, and this event is highly recommended for any fencer (and/or their parents) who uses electric fencing equipment. The course is run free of charge, and interested people should register by using the link on the Registrations and Payments tab by Thursday 4 September.

Please note that the Advanced Course requires a minimum of 6 participants to run - if there are insufficient registrations for this event it will be cancelled or postponed. In the event that the Advanced Course is not to run, registered participants will be advised by email.

 

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