2019 Joseph D'Onofrio Challenge - 24th to 25th August

Fencing Victoria is inviting young fencers from around Australia & New Zealand to take part in our annual Joseph D’Onofrio Challenge. This foil, epee and sabre event has been especially established as a friendly interstate competition for the U14, U12 and U10 age groups to complement the NSW Koala Challenge and the Future Champions Cup in Adelaide.

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Date: Saturday & Sunday, 24 - 25th August

Entry Fee: $30.00 for the 2 days, including up to 2 individual competition entries, the teams event and a free sausage.

Registration link (Click Here) .  Entries close 9pm Thursday 22nd August 

Venue: Victorian State Fencing Centre
Level 1, Nth Melbourne Football Club
204-206 Arden Street,
North Melbourne

*T-shirts are available is sizes Kids: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. Adults: S, M, L, XL.  $30 each.  Pre-order only. Pay via this link (Click Here), then email president@fencingvictoria.org with size required.  Please put orders as soon as possible to avoid missing out, orders MUST be received by 18th August.  See picture above for design

Proposed Start Times:

(Roll Call 15 minutes before times posted below)

Saturday August 24th 


12:00pm Warm up & Roll Call (Foil & Sabre)

1:00pm Sabre/Foil Teams

1:45pm Warm up & Roll Call (Epee)

2:30pm Epee Teams

Sunday August 25th

9:00am U12 Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)

9:00am U14 Men’s Foil

10:30am U10 Foil, U14 Women’s Foil

12:00pm U10 Epee, U14 Sabre

1:00pm U14 Epee (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)

1:30pm U12 Foil U12 Sabre (Possibly combined poules, separate DE’s)

2:30pm U10 Sabre

*All teams will be comprised of mixed fencers from different states, age groups and genders, in the most equitable format possible according to numbers available.  

Weapon sizes:

U10 and U12 fencers: Size 0-3 ALL weapons

U14 fencers: Size 0-5 ALL weapons 


U12 and U10 fencers
Minimum: 350N W fencing jacket, 350N W under plastron, glove, mask, breeches
(long/full length track suit pants will be accepted) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

U14 fencers
Minimum: 350N W fencing jacket, 350N under plastron, glove, mask, fencing
breeches (800 NW or 350NW) and long socks.
Chest protectors must be worn by girls in all weapons.
Chest protectors must be worn by boys doing epee.

* Please note these are the minimum requirements, fencers may choose to wear 800N garments if they wish.

** Electric bib masks will not be mandatory in any age group, although fencers may choose to use them.

Food and Drink
All participants are welcome to bring their own food and drink, however Fencing Victoria does run a canteen for your convenience and our fencing community will also put on a sausage sizzle.

Contact Information
Kayt Spano (Fencing Victoria)



12:00pm Warm up & Roll Call (Foil & Sabre)

1:00pm Sabre

1:00pm Foil

1:45pm Warm up & Roll Call (Epee)

2:30pm Epee


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