A new year and new challenges… including the start of the qualifying period for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Click here to download the qualifying document for Rio.
National ranking competitions kick off on the weekend of 13 and 14 February with Natal Open in Durban. See the local competition page for the 2015 calendar.
At the SAAFA National Council meeting in December 2014 it was decided that with immediate effect results obtained in national championships, both senior and junior/cadet, will receive 1.5 more points than the same result in a national open competition. For example a first place in a national open competition receives 24 points and a first place in a national championship receives 36 points, a second place receives 20 points in an open competition and 30 points in a national championship.
SA Fencing is very proud of our representatives on various FIE committees:
Novak Perovic – member of the FIE executive committee
Irina Knysch – member of the FIE referee commission
Gennady Tyshler – President of the FIE coaches council
Welcome to the official on-line home of the SA Fencing (previously the South African Amateur Fencing Association - SAAFA). Here you will find information about the sport of fencing in South Africa. We are very proud of our fencers (who are all amateurs) and who competes both locally and internationally.
South African fencers have competed in the Beijing and Athens Olympic Games as well as World Championships on junior, senior and veteran level. We even have a veteran world champion! South African fencers also compete in Commonwealth fencing championships as well as African fencing championships. There is a national ranking competition series where fencers of all provinces and all ages compete.
For our fencers - you will find information about upcoming competitions, current rankings and selection criteria.
SA Fencing is also involved in developing fencing in South Africa and we have already started several high performance centres to prepare our athletes for possible competition at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.