It might seem weird that this is big news for us - but we have kicked out paper and finally have a completely online affiliation system!
Fencing New Zealand requires all fencers to be affiliated, and we try to make this as easy as possible for fencers. Our new system makes it easier than ever before for fencers and supporters to join Fencing North and Fencing New Zealand, all through an online form with payment through paypal or by credit/debit card. When you sign up you will create a login to this site that lets you manage your membership information and easily renew each year with as little hassle as possible - and if you're logged in and entering events, some of your basic information will be autopopulated in the entry forms!
Memberships are open for the year and due by 31st March or before your first competition - you can sign up on our memberships page: https://www.fencingnorth.com/membership
Nominations are invited from U15 and Cadet fencers wishing to be selected to attend the Australian U15 and Cadet Championships being held 6 - 10 July 2016, Sydney, Australia.
Fencers and their parents should read the Selection Criteria that apply for this competition, which can be found in the Downloads section of the Fencing NZ website (www.fencing.org.nz).
Nominations should be made on the Nomination form also in the Downloads section, and include deposition of the nomination fee. In the event that a fencer is not selected, this nomination fee will be refunded.
This will be a managed team and a management fee will apply. All fencers will stay at the team accommodation.
Fencing North and Fencing New Zealand Present:
National Under 15 and Under 17 Championships
Saturday 23rd April - Monday 25th April (Anzac Day)
Jack Adam Gymnasium, Massey High School, 274 Don Buck Rd, Massey West, Auckland
If you're travelling from the Airport, look into booking a shuttle to save money. Talk to other fencers and see if they want to share! https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
Saturday 23rd April:
New Zealand Under 15 Fencing Championships. This event is for Foil only, both genders will compete on Saturday.
Sunday 24th & Monday 25th April:
New Zealand Under 17 Fencing Championships. This event is for all weapons. Epee and Sabre will be on Sunday, Foil will be on Monday. Both genders will compete on the same day.
Poules followed by an elimination round. Initial seedings for the poules will be based on national rankings.
$40 for first weapon, $10 for additional weapons. Entry forms will be available soon.
Please note that the New Zealand Under 15 and New Zealand Under 17 Championships are separate events and entry fees are to be paid at each event (eg, fencing one weapon at each event will cost $80 total).
NZ U15s is open to any fencer who was under 15 on the 1st January this year. For U17s you need to have been under 17 on the 1st of January this year
Check out the list here for Fencing NZ Gear Requirements.
The first fencing competition of the 2016 season will be on the 5th March at Massey High School. Click through to the event information page to find out more and enter: https://www.fencingnorth.com/events-rankings/competitions/355/w-dawn-5th-march-2016