Notice of Fencing Central AGM 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Fencing Central Inc. for the financial year ending 31st December 2022 is to be held on Sunday, 19th March 2023, in conjunction with the Fencing Central Under 15 & Cadet Championship hosted by Wellington Swords Club.

Date: Sunday, 19th March 2023
Time: 12:00pm start
Location: Main Hall, Rongotai College, 170 Coutts Street, Wellington

Affiliated members of Fencing Central Inc. aged 18 years and over are eligible to vote on matters arising at the AGM. Nominations for the Management Committee and notices of motions closed at 8:00pm Wednesday 1st March 2023.

If you have any questions, or would like to attend the AGM via video conferencing, please contact secretacy@fencingcentral.org.nz to discuss this. If you are unable to attend the AGM in person or via video conferencing, you may place a proxy vote using the link below.

Fencing Central Membership 2023

The Fencing Central Committee encourages all fencers, coaches, officials, and other members of the fencing community to register as a Fencing New Zealand Member affiliated with Fencing Central for the 2023 season. Membership for the 2022 season expires on 31st December 2022.

Becoming an affiliated member of Fencing New Zealand entitles you to participate in competitions, training camps, AGMs, and other events. This annual contribution is critical to the success of fencing in New Zealand. The affiliation fee helps fund the structure and network that connects clubs, regions, national, and international fencing organisations. Fencing New Zealand shares a percentage of the annual affiliation fees with Fencing Central to provide funding to support the region.

Note that for 2023, Trefoil is a ranked tournament, and as such, all competing fencers are required to be affiliated under the ‘Competitive’ in order to participate.

2023 Membership Changes
On a trial basis for the 2023 season, Fencing New Zealand is introducing a free ‘Recreational Fencer’ affiliation category and discontinuing Youth affiliation categories. The 2023 affiliation categories are detailed below:

RecreationalAssociateCompetitive
Fencing New Zealand requires
that all fencers must be affiliated. This is a membership for fencers who do not want to enter competitions or go to training camps.
This membership level is for non-fencers who want to be members and support our organisation, including coaches, referees, and other volunteers.This is a membership for fencers who want to enter competitions or go to training camps. As well as entrance to competitions you will get a national ranking when you compete at competitions.
Free$30.00 per annum$85.00 per annum

If you have any questions about your affiliation, please contact treasurer@fencingcentral.org.nz

Fencing Central Awards 2022

Fencing Central and Hutt Valley Fencing Club would like to invite all of the members of Fencing Central to a celebration of the passing of another year of fencing. We would like to share the successes of our Fencers and supporters and all of the efforts that have taken place during the year.

The celebrations will be taking place at the Day’s Bay Pavilion on the 4th of December and the proceedings will begin at 1pm. The event should conclude around 4pm. Please RSVP before Tuesday 1st of December at 9.00pm.

Fencing Central 2022 Award Nominations

At the end of every year, we Fencing Central comes together to celebrate success both on and off the piste at the Fencing Central Annual Award Evening.

While some awards are determined by competition results, there are also several awards that you can nominate members of the Fencing Central community for to acknowledge their contributions to the sport.

You can make nominations for some or all award categories. For all nominations, please briefly state your reason for the nomination.

Nominations close on Sunday 20th November. Please only complete this form once.

The 2022 Fencing Central Award Evening will be held on Sunday 4th December. Full details, including venue and registration form will be released as these become available.

CANCELLED: Central U9, U11 & U13 #4 2022

UPDATE (4th November, 8:00pm): Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Fencing Central and Hutt Valley Fencing Club have had to make the decision to cancel this tournament at late notice.

Hutt Valley Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the Central Under 9, Under 11, and Under 13 #4 Competition 2022 on Sunday 6th November at YMCA Upper Hutt.

This tournament is open to any fencer aged under 9, under 11 or under 13 as at 1st January 2022.

If insufficient entries to host a separate under 9 event are received, this will be fenced as a combined event with the under 11 event. The format of each event will be determined on the day according to the number of entries received.

Sunday 6th November
EventRegistrationEvent Start
Mixed U9 & U11 Epee8:30am9:00am
Mixed U13 Epee10:00am10:30am
Mixed U9 & U11 Foil11:30am12:00pm
Mixed U13 Foil1:00pm1:30pm

Entry fee: $20.00 for one event, $30.00 for 2+ events.
Entries are due by Friday 4th November. Late entries will not be accepted.
All entries must be made via the official entry form below, with entries made by email not accepted.

Friendly Feilding Fencing Feast

FAHS Sabres Fencing Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the Friendly Feilding Fencing Feast 2022 on Saturday 12th November at Feilding High School. This will include a social BBQ lunch between the Epee and Sabre events.

Entries close Wednesday 9th November.

Saturday 12th November
EventRegistrationStart Time
Epee9:30am10:00am
Lunch1:00pm
Sabre1:30pm2:00pm

Central U11 & U13 #3 2022

Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the Central Under 11 and Under 13 #3 Competition 2022 on Sunday 18th September at Wellington Swords Club.

Sunday 18th September
EventRegistrationEvent Start
Under 11 Epee8:30am9:00am
Under 13 Epee10:00am10:30am
Under 11 Foil11:30am12:00pm
Under 13 Foil1:00pm1:30pm

Entry fee: $20.00 for one weapon, $30.00 for 2+ weapons.
Entries are due by Friday 10th June. Entries received after this date will incur a $10.00 late fee. 

Central Open & Training Camp 2022

Hawke’s Bay Blades and Fencing Central invite you to attend the Fencing Central Open and Training Camp 2022.

Training Camp: 6 to 7 October 2022
Competition: 8 to 9 October 2022
Venue: Havelock North High School Gym, 153 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

The training camp will be instructed by Steve Clarke (Foil), Daniel Chan (Epee), and Baz Clark (Sabre) over two days.

The competition will include both individual and teams events, with free entry to all teams events, plus a bonus event for each weapon!

A social offsite BBQ will be hosted on the Saturday evening following the days events for everyone to come together and enjoy some good kai together.

If you have any questions about the events, please contact hbfencingclub@gmail.com

EventRegistrationStart Time
Saturday 8 October
Mixed Foil7:45am8:30am
Foil Teams11:00am11:30am
Mixed Sabre12:30pm1:00pm
Sabre Teams2:30pm3:00pm
Offsite BBQ6:00pm
Sunday 9 October
Mixed Epee8:00am8:30am
Teams Epee12:00pm12:30pm
Closing2:15pm

Wellington Invitational (WIFE) 2022

Victoria University of Wellington Swords Club invites you to attend the 2022 Wellington Invitational (WIFE) Competition.

Date: Sunday 28th August 2022
Venue: Victoria Recreation Centre, Waiteata Road, Kelburn, Wellington
Entries due: 25th August. Entries received after this date will attract a $20.00 late fee.

Sunday 28th August
EventRegistrationStart Time
Individual Foil9:30am10:00am
Individual Epee12:30pm1:00pm
Individual Sabre3:30pm4:00pm