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QFA Awards Dinner

Each year, the Queensland Fencing Association holds an Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of Queensland Fencers from the previous year and to launch the start of our new season.

The QFA 2016 Awards Presentation will be held on Friday 17th February at the Wilston Grange AFL Club (Hickey Park, Babarra St, Stafford) starting from 7:00 pm.

There are a number of awards which will be presented on the evening, including
- Circuit Medals for the top ranked fencers from the QFA Rankings in each weapon and age category from 2016
- Announcement of the 2017 QFA Scholarship Program Recipients
- Volunteer of the Year Awards
- QFA Fencer of the Year Awards for Junior Male, Junior Female, Senior Male, Senior Female and Veteran Categories
- Queensland Fencer of the Year

Tickets to the Awards Dinner are $24 per person (includes dinner with drinks available to purchase).

Buy your tickets here by Monday 13 February.

Queensland fencers tour Europe

Queensland fencers on tour

Every summer while most Australian fencers take a well-earned break, a few dedicated souls jump 10 time zones to train and compete in Europe.

The Australian Fencing Federation runs coach designated tours specific to each age category and weapon in January and February most years.

Read more: Queensland fencers tour Europe

New Strength and Conditioning Program

Queensland squad fencers now have access to expert strength and conditioning training after the Queensland Fencing Association invested nearly $6,000 in squat racks, bar bells, weights and benches.

Sessions are run before squad by Gareth Maclean, a national representative sabreur with a degree in exercise and movement science and a level two qualified strength and conditioning coach.

Gareth says his main aim is to reduce fencers’ injury rates as well as “making them stronger and more powerful”.

Read more: New Strength and Conditioning Program

QFA Annual Awards Night


Members, family and friends are invited to attend the QFA Annual Awards night. Come celebrate the past year's achievements as we present circuit medals for 2016 and other awards, including QFA Fencer of the Year. We've secured the Wilston Grange AFL clubrooms for the event. Parking is plentiful and drinks are cheap.

Date:        Friday, 17th February 2017

Time:        7:00 pm

Location:    Wilston Grange Australian Football Club

                Hickey Park, Babarra Street, Stafford

Tickets:     $24

Ticket price includes canapes and boxed food. Drinks are available to purchase at the bar.

Tickets must be purchased by Monday, 13 February. Click here to register and buy tickets.

 

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