Vale Peter Andersen - CFF Secretary Treasurer 2004-2016
It is with great sadness thatwe 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.
All of these events are overseen by the Commonwealth Fencing Federation.