Welcome to Fencing Central

A Region of Fencing New Zealand  

 Important Dates / News  

 

23 - 26 November:  NSW Mini Koala, Sydney.  Click Here.

1 December:  Fencing Central Awards Evening.  See below.

3 December: Friendly Foil.  Details to come.

8 - 12 December: Australian Nationals.  Click here.

 

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Fencing Central News Letters

Listed here are the news letters sent to all the affiliated central members.  Note that news letters are not produced every month.

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Meeting Minutes

Note that meetings are not held every month - only when required.

2017 2016 2015     2014        2013    2012 2011 2010
AGM AGM AGM AGM AGM AGM AGM AGM
January January January January January January  January January
February February February February February February February February
March March 3 March  March March March March March
April March 30 April April April April April  /  SGM April
May May May May May May May May
June June June June June June June June
July July July July July July July July
August August August August August August August August
September September September
September September September September September
October October October October October October October October
November November November November November Nov Planning / Nov November November
December December December December December December December December
Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt Finance Rpt
President's Report Presidents Report Presidents Report
Presidents Report Presidents Report Presidents Report Presidents Report Presidents Report

 

 

Affiliations are now being accepted via the FeNZ site.  If not yet available, the system will be soon. 

Links

NZ Fencing Organizations    
  Fencing New Zealand (FeNZ) http://www.fencing.org.nz
  Fencing North Inc www.fencingnorth.com 
  Fencing Mid South http://www.fencingmidsouth.org.nz/
  Fencing South No Website
Suppliers - NZ    
  Mainland Fencing http://mlfencing.com
Suppliers - Direct    
  Absolute Fencing http://www.absolutefencinggear.com/shopping
  Athos http://www.athosuk.com
  Allstar http://www.allstar.de
  Blue Gauntlet http://www.blue-gauntlet.com
  Escrime - UK http://www.escrimeuk.com
  Leon Paul http://www.leonpaul.com
  Negrini http://www.negrini.com
  PBT http://www.pbtfencing.com
  Triplette Competition Arms http://www.triplette.com
  Uhlmann http://www.uhlmann-fechtsport.com
International Orgs    
  FIE http://www.fie.ch
  Commonwealth Association http://www.commonwealthfencing.org
  Olympic Association http://www.olympic.org/fencing
  Fencing Confederation of Asia http://www.asianfencing.com
  Oceania Fencing Confederation http://www.oceaniafencing.org
National Orgs    
  Australia http://www.ausfencing.org
  Britain http://www.britishfencing.com
  England http://www.englandfencing.org.uk
  France http://www.escrime-ffe.fr
  Germany http://www.fechten.org
  Ireland http://www.irishfencing.net
  Italy http://www.federscherma.it
  New Zealand http://www.fencing.org.nz
  Scotland http://www.scottish-fencing.com
  USA http://www.usfencing.org
  Wales http://www.welshfencing.org
NZ Clubs - Non FenCen    
  Canterbury http://www.ucfencing.net
  Fencing Institute Inc http://fencinginstitute.co.nz
  Auckland Swords FC http://www.sportsground.co.nz/ClubSite.asp?SiteID=8254&PageTypeID=1&PageID=27248
  Kerikeri FC http://kerikerifencingclub.spaces.live.com
Other Fencing Links    
  Vik Manuge http://www.fencingmaster.co.nz
  Fencing.Net http://www.fencing.net
  Fencing Time Appliction http://www.fencingtime.com
  Pointed Fencing Apparel http://www.cafepress.com.au/pointedcomments/1995842

 

Fencing Central Contacts

For General Enquiries:

For Affiliation Enquiries:
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President:  Grant Tweddle
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Secretary:  Brett Holland
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Treasurer:  Gaby Brown
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About Fencing Central

What is Fencing Central?

Affiliation Fee

The Committee

What is Fencing Central?

Fencing Central (FenCen) is the regional arm of Fencing New Zealand covering the North Island south of the 39th Parallel - check out the map here. 

We promote and support the sport of fencing across the region.  This includes:

  • Supporting the growth of our sport and the development of our fencers
  • Establishing policies and guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our members
  • Coordinating the annual regional competition and events programme delivered by affiliated clubs
  • Running designated national tournaments held within the region
  • Maintaining assets used to support the delivery of fencing in the region (including, for example, the pistes we fence on, scoring boxes and spools)
  • Supporting the development of coaches, referees, tournament controllers and other tournament officials
  • Promoting and celebrating the success of our members.
  • Representing our members at the national level and supporting the implementation of national initiatives within the region.

You can check out our constitution at  Fencing Central Constitution or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The management of FenCen’s activities is undertaken the Fencing Central Management Committee (The Committee). Committee members are elected each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), unless subsequently co-opted. The members of the FenCen Committee hold their positions until the next AGM.

All of the fencing clubs in the region are individual entities in their own right providing fencing services independently.  Representatives from the clubs are encouraged to stand for election at FenCen AGMs to fill committee positions.

The Committee comprises a President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and up to seven General Executive members.

  • The President’s role includes chairing FenCen Committee meetings and any General Meetings that may arise (such as the AGM or a SGM). The President Reports to the Committee at each meeting, and at the AGM they report to the members of FenCen. The President is also a member of the Fencing New Zealand Management Committee.
  • The Secretary’s role includes being the first point contact within the region. They manage communications to and from the organisation. They take the minutes at Committee meetings and distribute them to the Committee and Club contacts.
  • The Treasurer’s role includes reporting on FenCen’s finances to the Committee and to FenCen’s members at the AGM. Our Treasurer is also responsible for managing affiliations and our membership register.
  • The General Executive is elected to represent the members of FenCen.

The Committee may set by-laws, administer and maintain the funds of FenCen, set annual affiliation fees for FenCen, administer and maintain the property of FenCen, appoint selectors for FenCen, enforce the laws set out in the constitution of FenCen and any other actions allowed in the constitution of FenCen.

Fencing Central Affiliation

The Affiliation Fee

Fencers and any supporters that wish to be a member of Fencing New Zealand pay an affiliation fee on top of any club fees that may be levied.

This moderate annual contribution, is critical to the success of fencing in New Zealand. The affiliation fee helps fund the structure and network that connects us to other clubs, regions and the world.  Fencing New Zealand shares a portion of the affiliation fee with Fencing Central so we can provide support within the region.  

Fencing relies in large measure on the generous contribution and dedication of volunteers, and they usually work on the smell of an oily rag.

Your $30 - $80 annually helps ensure:

  • The maintenance and further development of integrity, authenticity and standards for the sport in NZ
  • The provision and development of tournament controllers, referees and coaches
  • The provision of pistes, scoring equipment and other infrastructure for competitions
  • Maintenance of websites and Facebook pages to connect us and keep us informed
  • Shiny medals, cups, awards & recognition of achievements
  • Selection of national teams and participation of our fencers in the sport internationally.
  • Participation in the governance of the sport internationally
  • And much more…

How to become a member of Fencing Central.

First, you need to be interested in the sport of fencing,
Second, you need to fill out an affiliation form on-line 
Third, you need to send in the form and the relevant fee

Affiliation

Under 18 and Tertiary Students: for fencers who wish to compete in competitions - $60 per year
Over 18: for fencers who are over 18 and wish to compete in competitions - $80 per year
Associate: for fencers who do not wish to compete in competitions and people who want to be involved in fencing central but do not actively fence (parents, coaches etc) - $30 per year.
Life Member: Free

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Note: Affiliations are due by the 31st March or before your first competition, whichever comes first.

Our Committee

The committee consists of:

Patron: Roger Hayman - Roger was born, bred and brained in Wellington. He graduated with an LL.B. from Victoria University in 1972 and was admitted to the Bar in 1973. That same year he joined the long-established Wellington legal practice of Luckie Hain (then called Luckie Hain Kennard & Sclater). Roger has fenced for a number of fencing clubs in Wellington including Vic Swords, Wellington Swords and Toa Rangatira.

Three Officers:

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Secretary:  Brett Holland - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Treasurer:  Gaby Brown - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

General Executives:

Mai Ngyuen
Jo Little
Paul Coombes
Richard Souness
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb (youth rep)

Our Support Crew

To help ensure we meet our responsibilities we have a dedicated band of volunteers that undertake particular roles. They include:

  • Armourer: Richard Souness
  • Regional High Performance Programme: Robert Gastaldo-Brac
  • Webmaster: Grant Johnson
  • Partnerships & Funding: Sarah Rusholme
  • Tournament Organiser - 2017 National Secondary School Champs: Nicole Martin

We are still looking for volunteers for the following roles:

  • National Tournaments Organiser – North Island Champs
  • Communications & Media Liaison
  • Awards Convenor
  • Schools Development Officer
  • Coach & Referee Development.

If you would like to help out with any of these roles - or would like to put your hand up to assist in some other way (perhaps you would like to learn how to referee, coach or run tournaments!) -  please get in touch with either Grant or Brett in the first instance.

The Structure of Fencing - Globally and within NZ

 

At the helm of fencing world-wide sits the:

Federation Internationale D’Escrime, (FIE) www.fie.ch 

Who are they?: The FIE was founded in 1913 and has its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FIE is a collective governing body with members from around the globe. Along with the executive committee, there are 134 member federations.

The FIE governs and administers fencing throughout the world. They set standards for competitions and equipment, they write and roll out the rules so that everywhere in the world fencing is the same. They organise global competitions, like the World Championships, facilitate coach and referee training and certification and much, much more. The FIE may also provide funding or material support to national bodies.

How do they do it?: The FIE governs through the world regional representatives (NZ is part of the Asia / Oceania group) and then through to the country’s national governing body.

 

The national governing body of New Zealand is:

Fencing New Zealand (New Zealand Amateur Fencing Association Inc.)  Website or Facebook

Who are they?: FENZ, in existence since 1938, is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. The executive committee consists of elected officers and the regional presidents. FENZ enforce the rules of the FIE and regulate and develop fencing in NZ. As such they provide coach and referee training, select national teams to partake in international competitions, run national competitions, maintain NZ rankings, make available competition equipment and much more.

How do they do it?: FENZ administers the rules and the sport through the regional governing bodies.  See the FENZ Constitution here.

 

…and our regional governing body is:

Fencing Central (and other Regional Bodies)

New Zealand is divided into 4 fencing regions:

 

 

Fencing North 

www.fencingnorth.com 

 

 

 

Fencing Central 

(commonly referred to as FenCen.)

 

 

Fencing Mid South 

www.fencingmidsouth.org.nz

 

Fencing South

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Who are they?: 

The committee members of the regional bodies are affiliated members, nominated by clubs within the region and are elected for a one year term. Again, it is all on a volunteer basis.

 

What do they do?: 

The regional bodies work closely with the clubs in their region; they facilitate and support, disseminate important information, conduct tournaments and other fencing related events, administer and maintain the fencing assets of the region, fundraise, provide training and development opportunities for coaches, fencers, referees and as well as represent the fencers in the district at a national level.

 

The Fencing Central region has 4 primary clubs and several minor clubs, most of which stem from the primary clubs.  The pages on the menu at the left are dedicated to those clubs in our region and serve to inform those interested in our sport about those clubs.

 


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