Gauteng Fencing Association (GFA)
The sport of Fencing is an exciting way to enjoy fun, fitness and focus. All ages from 8 years upwards can begin to learn it's technicalities and benefit from the pleasure it brings and the friendships made.
In Gauteng we are very proud of our Fencers, who are all amateurs, and who compete both locally in Provincial and National competitions as well as internationally at Junior, Senior and Veteran levels, in various grades of competition, being World Cups, Grands Prix and World Championships.
Fencing was one of the sports that was included into the first Olympics of the modern era in Athens in 1896. South African Fencers have competed in 1908, 1912, 1992, 2004 and 2008 and also regularly compete in the University Games, Commonwealth Fencing Championships and African Fencing Championships.
There is a national ranking competition series where fencers of all provinces and all ages compete for the prestige of trying to earn themselves a gold, silver or bronze medal, or simply compete for the enjoyment of participating and testing their skills.
GFA runs according to it's Constitution, with a Committee voted in annually to run fencing in Gauteng each year. The persons below comprise the 2023 GFA Committee.
Volunteers to assist in any portfolio are welcome!
Chairperson - Chris Mostert
Deputy Chairperson - Hawkins Mkhatshwa
Secretary - Janali Van Den Berg
Treasurer - Geoff Saner
Competitions Supervisor - JoAnn Saner
Juniors Representative - Jennifer Scholtz
Development Officer - Joseph Maluleke
Armourer - Peter Dibakoana (assisting)
Public Relations Officer - Mark Surgeon
Your GFA Registration & Indemnity Forms to sign each year