AFC 1 - D.H. McKenzie, Melbourne

Round 1 of the Australian Fencing Federation's national circuit

A small team of our fencers have just completed the first National tournament for the year, taking advantage of the event being held locally here in Melbourne. Run at the State Fencing Centre on Arden St, North Melbourne, the competition spanned 3 days and included men's and women's individual events in each weapon, including the Veterans age group events (40+).

AFC1LidorpresLidor wins AFC1 D.H. McKenzie veteran womens foil 2019

Leon and Michelle G fenced men's and women's open foil respectively, with solid personal performances in the season opener and strong fields. Sam achieved a personal best making the top 16 in men's sabre. It was our largest contingent, the verteran women; Chris, Lidor and Nathalie who managed to crack a podium result with Lidor backing up her 2018 National Championship veteran women's foil title with a strong win in the AFC1 Veteran women's foil. Her semi-final and final match showed her quality and a marked improvement on her 2018 results. winning 10-1 in the semi against a very strong opponent and 10-3 in the final. Check out the final match on the AFF FaceBook page.