Well done everyone for staying in your bubbles and fighting this thing!
As a result Level 2 rules have now changed, and FeNZ has published new guidelines – see https://www.fencing.org.nz/news/170-fencing-in-covid-19-alert-level-2-update-29th-may-2020 for details.
While we have to continue being cautious, with the change to the size of gatherings allowed and Clubs opening up as a result, we’ve now also really happy to announce our new Fencing North calendar for the remainder of the year has been published. You can see this at: https://www.fencingnorth.com/calendar2/year.listevents/2020/05/31/-
It all kicks off in four weeks’ time on Saturday 27th June with our “Bubble Ensemble” tournament at Trusts Arena. This is designed to be a fun tournament to get everyone together to celebrate our super cool sport and is designed for everyone at all levels. All precautions will be taken regarding hygiene and social distancing, and numbers will be limited to ensure we keep within the 100-person limit at all times. I encourage everyone of all ages who can lift a weapon to enter if you can.
Secondary School Tournaments are then planned to start again at the beginning of Term 3 and run from the end of July and through August.
National Tournaments however are still on hold until the country reduces to Alert Level 1.
Hopefully this will be fairly soon, but until that happens you will see there are four weekends simply marked as “National Event TBA”.
Which tournaments end up being run will depend on when that move is made.
Here we go folks – you’ve got four weeks to prepare for battle – get into it!!!!