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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:04

Future Venue Update

Last night Delegates from clubs from across the region gathered to look at a the concept of setting up a permanent venue in Fencing North for our fantastic sport!

The initial proposal is that this facility could be used for tournaments and club nights in future, and provide a central hub for the Region.

By unanimous vote it was decided that Rhys Greensill and Pete Butler should continue their initial work and be co-opted onto a sub-committee to truly explore the possibilities.


All club's have been sent an overview, and delegates have been asked to meet with their clubs to ask if their club's would be interested in using the facility for club nights, and to put together a list of what they would need in order to do so.

They've also been asked to provide a map showing which areas they believe would be preferable for their clubs to make use of it.

These need to be completed by Monday 22nd March. Please do everything you can to help your club committees compile these.


This is an exciting development for our whole sport, and I ask that everyone get behind this initiative and do all you can to help.


One of the other issues raised was the ongoing issue of communication from our committee.

This is something we are continuously trying to improve, but please remember, there are only a very small handful of part time volunteers doing all the work to make things happen.

We desperately need a Communications Officer - someone who can ensure the word gets out to all our members.

If you think you can help - please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Monday, 15 February 2021 11:54

Covid Update 15-02-21

Please see this morning's update from FeNZ.

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Saturday, 06 February 2021 13:23




What?:  First fencing tournament of the year - All weapons

When?: 14 February 2021. 

Where?:  Trusts Events Centre 


Standard registrations closed on 4 February 2020, but you can still register and we are looking for more entries to make it a successful opening event for the 2021 season.


So please register and tell your club mates and friends to do the same or pass on this email, if they tell you they don't know about it.  


All of the details for the tournament and the link for registration can be found here:


To register please ensure you go to the bottom of the first (details) page and then press the green "Continue" button.  


Please note that you will need to register with Fencing North, through the FENZ website to be eligible to compete.  Go to

The FENZ fee is small and the Fencing North fee is $0 ... so no excuses!  It is important to support the national fencing organisation.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Maja on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Saturday, 06 February 2021 13:19

Fencing North Camp makes FIE News!

“Get Back to Fencing Camp” in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 29, 2021—Fencing New Zealand recently hosted a “Get Back to Fencing Camp” to inspire and reinvigorate training and competition. The aim of the event was to bring the fencing community together after a tough year in 2020 – a comprehensive camp for all weapons – including “coaching the coaches” and referee seminars. The event took place over four days surrounding the weekend of January 23-24, drawing more than 60 fencers and coaches.

Coaches Anna Kamynina, Judit Fliszar, Kai Sang (Daniel) Chan, Kyle MacDonald and Yonggang (Ryan) Yan led the activities, with several other coaches contributing to the success of the camp. Included in the weekend were classroom instruction, coaching and referee training, on-piste practice in the large gymnasium and drills such as point-control target practice and more.

“We are lucky to be free of COVID in the community”, stated Amanda Hopkins, Fencing New Zealand Secretary-General. “While we are conscious of safety during the COVID-19 environment, New Zealand has been COVID-free for several months, so we were able to go ahead with the camp without any restrictions. With borders closed and with no national or international competitions during 2020, we have lost a lot of our youth over 2020, so we felt the time was right, just before the school year starts, to get the community back to fencing. It was great to see fencers and coaches taking the opportunity to participate and enjoy the event.”

Get back to Fencing Camp

Referee training with Anna Kamynina


Epee Classroom time with Coaches Daniel Chan and Kyle Macdonald

Coaching the coaches with Judit Fliszar and Anna Kamynina

Training with Sabre Coach Yonggang Yan - Ryan


Game time - get back to fencing

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