Financial Obligations

 

2019 Fees

JF Membership rates

 

 

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 Within the below headings, we have attempted to outline the various opportunities and costs associated with the sport of fencing in New Zealand.  We have completed this so that fencers and their families can more objectively take these opportunities into consideration when planning your individual goals within the club and the sport.

Payment Options

Invoice due Date / term : 7 days after the invoice has been sent out.

Preferred Method: Internet Banking (cash and cheques are acceptable – paid to our Head Coach) 

JF FENCING SCHOOL: 12 3084 0296905 00

Include Fencers First & Surname, Term 1,2,3 or 4 fencing fee
(eg. Jo Smith, T1 fencing fee)

Due Date: 

Invoice due Date / term : 7 days after the invoice has been sent out.

 

COMMITMENT TO ATTEND - MAKE UP TRAINING DATES.

Fees paid are on a “per term” basis.  As such the club expects that you will attend trainings.  It is understood that everyone has obligations to school, work and other events that, on occasion do arise, however the club is generally able to administer “make up training sessions”.   The club remains obliged to pay coaches and hall hire.  Missed training dates are lost and do not entitle the fencer to a reduced term fee.  In cases whereby a fencer misses 50% or more of the committed training due to sickness or injury, (in both cases a doctors certificate would be required) a refund of 50% of the term fee would be made, less any outstanding monies owed to the club.

Members are paying a “term fee”, not a per training date fee, should you be unable to attend training dates throughout the term, then sadly, those days are lost. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

For those fencers who wish to take up private “one2one” lessons with our coaches, these are arrangement and are outside of the club, between fencer and coach.  Fees and payment are set by the respective coaches and are payable directly to them directly. 

 

FENCER DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (FDP) SESSION

We strongly encourage each fencer to take advantage of a “one2one” planning session with your Head Coach at the beginning of the year – mid-year – or each term.

The FDP is an athlete planning session.  Paid on the same basis as a Private Lesson, this is the opportunity to sit with your coach and plan your development as a fencer.  These sessions will include, however not be limited to:

  • Goal setting for the term – for the year – long term.

  • Training Session Plan – what you commit to (1,2 or 3 sessions per week)

  • Private Lesson Planning – frequency

  • What are you doing outside of the training sessions? (personal fitness – diet – recovery – your other commitments, how to fit things in)

  • Competition Schedule – which competitions are right for you – which competitions are you going to attend?

  • Other aspects of fencing – refereeing – coaching/mentoring – committee – helping run club competitions.

For these sessions, fencers need only bring their notebooks and a great attitude.

 

AFFILIATION FEES

 

We encourage all of our fencers to affiliate with Fencing North (and FeNZ).  For all fencers looking to compete in competition outside of the club, it is a prerequisite.  Fees need to be paid in March of every year and can be found on the Fencing North Web Site www.fencingnorth.com or by speaking to you coach.  

We have included the current fees in the attached Schedule of Fees.

To Affiliate please click here

  

COMPETITION FEES 

Competitions are a great learning experience for our athletes and deliver the opportunity to build confidence, sportsmanship and show off the skills they have been developing.  Every year there are a wide range of competitions, appropriate to your individual level and experience.  

Every competition you attend will incur a competition entry fee.  This fee will vary depending upon the organizer.  Consult your coach as to these fees.

 

EQUIPMENT

For all fencers attending Tuesday/Thursday training, you will require your own fencing gear.  This includes:

  • glove

  • mask

  • chest protector (Girls compulsory)

  • fencing jacket

  • fencing bag

  • body wire

  • foil

  • lame

 

For fencers competing in any competition outside of the club, additional equipment is required including:

  • plastron

  • breeches

  • fencing socks

  • mask wire (required for some competitions)

  • fencing shoes (recommended – not compulsory)

  • spare foil and body wire (required for some competitions).

 

NOTE-  There is a plethora of fencing equipment available, both new and used.  It can be found online, locally, from other fencers and from overseas.  Before purchasing, JFFS strongly urges all fencers to consult with our Head Coach on the most appropriate equipment for you.  

Fencers and families need be aware that FIE (International Fencing Federation) rules pertaining to competition gear are constantly reviewed and change.  Purchasing gear without consultation can in some cases, be a costly mistake. 

 

TOURNAMENT COST OUTSIDE OF AUCKLAND: 

When travelling to compete outside of Auckland (nationally or Internationally) the participating fencers are obliged to share the coaches costs. (airfare, accommodation, daily coaching fee)

 

Some larger competition organisers require at club or team to provide Referee(s), depending upon the number of fencers entering their competition.  In these cases, participating fencers are obliged to share these Referee cost as well. 

 

CAMPS

Camp is an exciting opportunity for Elite team members to spend more time in a focused environment.  This is the time when we can discuss goals and analyse the development of individuals.  Athletes have the opportunity to participate in fun camp activities and bond with their teammates. Camp is mandatory for all Elite level (Bronze to Gold graded) fencers.  If you are unable to attend camp for any reason, please notify your coach as soon as possible.

Please note: Athlete Grading and awards can be affected for athletes who do not attend camps.

CLUB TRACKSUITS/GEAR

The club is presently reviewing its Club Track Suits and be making some decisions moving forward.  A club identity creates a professional image, identifies our athletes and helps fencers develop that club spirit.

Please note – club members cannot create or sell your own JF Fencing  Club clothing or accessories.  All ideas for apparel and accessories must be approved through the Club owner.