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. Gauteng Fencing even has a 3-time Veteran Ladies' World Champion still attending training classes and competitions into her 70's.
Fencing was one of the sports that was included into the first Olympics of the modern era. South African Fencers have competed in the Beijing and Athens Olympic Games and also regularly compete in the 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 a Constitution, with a Committee voted in to run fencing in Gauteng each year. The persons below comprise the 2020 GFA Committee.
Chairperson - Chris Mostert
Vice Chairperson - Hawkins Mkhatshwa
Secretary - Genady Tyshler
Treasurer - Geoff Saner
Competitions Officer - JoAnn Saner
Juniors Representative - Manyane Sefularo
Development Officer - vacant - please apply
Armourer - vacant - please apply
Public Relations - vacant - please apply
The South African team below competed in the international event of the FIE African Zonal Championships in Cairo 12-16 June 2015
This was then followed by our Senior National Championships in Cape Town on June 27 - 28 June.
SA Hosts Top International Competition
On 1–3 May 2015 South Africa hosted a successful Women’s Epee International World Cup at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre. There were 165 entries from 32 counries as the competition heated up for points needed for their countries to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. www.epeeworldcup.co.za
SA National ranking competitions kicked off on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of February with the KZN Open in Durban .