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21 Sep - 23 Sep 2018
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27 Sep - 30 Sep 2018
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16 Nov - 20 Nov 2018
Australian open and veteran championships
23 Nov - 28 Nov 2018
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20 Dec - 23 Dec 2018
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AFF Organisational Structure

                                         
             


    President
Evelyn Halls
                 
            Vice-President
Frank Walsh
    Women in Fencing Commission          
           

           
             
                 
   

Operations
Evlelyn Halls
Supported by
Vince Elias

    Finance
Vince Elias
Supported by
Chris Nonis
    Communications, Promotion, Marketing 
Angela Bensted
Supported by
Evelyn Halls
    Development
Vincent Elias*
Supported by
Garry Webster
    High Performance
Frank Walsh
Supported by
Evelyn Halls
 
                                         
                                          
  Admin Support
Alex Andre
  Finance Officer
Alina Signorello
    Coaching Development Commission  

HPM
Paul Crook

 
                   
                                   
  Selection Commission                   Officiating Commission   HPAM
(Operations)
Paul Crook
                           
                                   
  Tournament Management Commission             National Development & Marketing Manager
Frances Chow
    National Coaching & Officiating Manager
Peter Creese
  HPAM
(Contracts & Finance)
Alina Signorello
                       
                                   
  Masters &
Veterans 
Commission
                          Athletes Commission
                               
                                     
                                  Medical
Commission
                  * Company Secretary / Secretary-General          
   
    President
(Appointed)
    Vice President
(Appointed)
    Directors
(Elected)
    Support
Personnel
    AFF
Commissions

AFF President


The President is the face of the Federation, representing the organisation within Australia when dealing with National and State government and other national representative bodies, such as the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Olympic Committee.  The President also represents the AFF when liaising with international orgnisations including the FIE, the Commonwealth Fencing Federation, the Asian Fencing Confederation and the Oceania Fencing Confederation.  

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Operations


Operations encompasses much of the day-to-day running of the AFF.  It includes matters such as competitions (local and overseas).  For local competitions, this includes the National Open Circuit tournaments, as well as all of the Under-age and Schools events.  For overseas competitions, this includes the nomination and selection process.

Contact:  Caitlin Taylor, (AFF Operations Manager) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finance


The Finance function is responsible for all of the AFF's banking, debtor, creditor, and financial reporting arrangements. 

Contact: Alina Signorello (AFF Finance Officer) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications, Promotion and Marketing


The Communications, Promotion and Marketing portfolio includes all matters related to the AFF's profile and branding, including internal and external communications, the AFF's social media presence, relationships with mainstream media and sponsorship arrangements.

Contact: Angela Bensted (AFF Director) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Development


The Development portfolio covers all aspects of coaching, officiating, participation and development. The AFF strategic objectives in this area are focused on expanding participation and developing additional expertise in areas including coaching, officiating and tournament management. 

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High Performance


The High Performance portfolio is responsible for the AFF's High Performance Program (including the Australian Fencing Team, the Australian Fencing Squad and the Talented Fencer Program), as well as the coaching and administrative resources that are required fto support the HPP.  The Director responsible for High Performance is also the Chair of the High Performance Commission.

Contact: Paul Crook (High Performance Manager) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commissions


The AFF Commissions currently comprise the Athletes Commission, the Selection Commission, the High Performance Commission, the Tournament Management Commission and the Medical Commission.

The members of the Athletes Commission are elected for a four year term by the registered fencers who participate in the National Open Fencing Championships in an election year. The Athletes Commission member who receives the most votes is appointed to the AFF Board.

The members of the other Commissions are appointed by the Board for a term determined by the Board.