Important Dates / News
2 July: Central U11/U13 #2. Details below.
4 - 9 July: AFC U15 and Cadet Champs Sydney. Click here for details
10 - 17 July: Asian Cadet and Junior - Manila.
29 - 30 July: President's Cup - Dunedin. Details below.
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Listed here are the news letters sent to all the affiliated central members. Note that news letters are not produced every month.
Note that meetings are not held every month - only when required.
|April||March 30||April||April||April||April||April / SGM||April|
|November||November||November||November||November||Nov Planning / Nov||November||November|
|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.
|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|
|Suppliers - Direct|
|Escrime - UK||http://www.escrimeuk.com|
|Triplette Competition Arms||http://www.triplette.com|
|Fencing Confederation of Asia||http://www.asianfencing.com|
|Oceania Fencing Confederation||http://www.oceaniafencing.org|
|NZ Clubs - Non FenCen|
|Fencing Institute Inc||http://fencinginstitute.co.nz|
|Auckland Swords FC||http://www.sportsground.co.nz/ClubSite.asp?SiteID=8254&PageTypeID=1&PageID=27248|
|Other Fencing Links|
|Fencing Time Appliction||http://www.fencingtime.com|
|Pointed Fencing Apparel||http://www.cafepress.com.au/pointedcomments/1995842|
For Affiliation Enquiries:
For Website Enquiries:
President: Grant Tweddle
Secretary: Brett Holland
Treasurer: Gaby Brown
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:
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 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.
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:
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
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
Note: Affiliations are due by the 31st March or before your first competition, whichever comes first.
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.
Isaac Rusholme-Cobb (youth rep)
To help ensure we meet our responsibilities we have a dedicated band of volunteers that undertake particular roles. They include:
We are still looking for volunteers for the following roles:
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.
At the helm of fencing world-wide sits the:
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:
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:
New Zealand is divided into 4 fencing regions:
(commonly referred to as FenCen.)
Fencing Mid South
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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