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Newly appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the CFF

Photo of Peter OsvathAfter the recent sad loss of our long-standing Secretary-General, Peter Andersen, I wish to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Osvath (AUS) as his successor. As you may be aware, under our current constitution, the Secretary-General is appointed by the President.

Peter and I have previously worked together in Fencing in Australia, and I am delighted that he has agreed to take on the role as I have great confidence in his experience and competence. He has many years of experience in all aspects of our sport and still competes in both national and international tournaments.

I commend Peter to you and hope that you will soon hear from him on CFF matters.

Helen Smith


Vale Peter Andersen - CFF Secretary Treasurer 2004-2016

Photo of Peter AndersenIt is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Peter Andersen of Australia, who has been our Commonwealth Fencing Federation Secretary-Treasurer since 2004. Peter passed away on Monday 13 June after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife Bridget, sons Paul and Sean (both talented former fencers) and their families.

Peter was a loyal and hardworking officer of the CFF, and has remained active in the role until very recently. His continued dedication to his task up to recent days is truly inspirational and demonstrates Peter's resolve in the face of adversity.

I am sure many of us will miss our pleasant "pub crawls", his "tell it like it is", matter-of-fact counsel & his many jokes. I will personally miss his advice, his efficiency as secretary & treasurer & his ‘mateship’.

Rest in peace, Peter.

Fencing was included in the Commonwealth Games from 1950 (when the event was still known as the British Empire Games) through to 1970.

Since that time, as a Commonwealth Games Federation Recognised Sport, Commonwealth Fencing Open Championships have been held every four years, in the same year as the Commonwealth Games.

In addition, Commonwealth Fencing Junior Championships are held every three years, and Commonwealth Fencing Veteran Championships every two years.

All of these events are overseen by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation.



17-20 November 2016 (TBC)
Veteran Fencing Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Official website: http://www.cvfc2016.co.nz

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