Commonwealth Fencing Championships Canberra 23-28 november 2018


An opportunity to align your brand with an enthralling sport when more than 700 fencers from around Australia, Great Britain, Asia and New Zealand visit Canberra in 2018. Sponsorship applications now open.

Be a part of the action

Tournament naming rights $10,000

  • Signage/banner opportunities in main hall and over finals stage
  • Category exclusivity
  • Promotional stall
  • Corporate logo on event merchandise
  • Mentions in press releases and advertising
  • Medal presentations and stage mentions
  • Opportunity to distribute pre-approved sample items
  • Have ideas? You tell us.

Piste naming rights $1,000

  • Signage at piste
  • Mentions in advertising
  • Medal presentations and stage mentions
  • Opportunity to distribute pre-approved sample items
  • Talk to us about pricing for multiple pistes


Personal donations made through the Australian Sports Foundation are tax deductible. Amounts of $500 or more will be acknowledged in official tournament publications.

The Tournament

Held over six days, the tournament involves 24 separate competitions, including individual and team events for men and women in the three Olympic fencing weapons.

Clockwise from top left: Epee, foil, sabre

Events start with qualifying rounds, pools, where groups of six or seven fencers compete in bouts to five points. Competitors are ranked according to their results in the pools and placed into a tableau for direct elimination. Direct elimination bouts have three periods of three minutes with a one-minute break in between each.

2017 Australian Men's Epee Champion, Kristian Radford

Two semi-finals and the gold-medal match take place on a raised stage with raked seating for spectators.

2017 Australian Women's Foil Champion, Emily Marotta

Open and Veteran Events

Officially the Commonwealth Open and Veteran Fencing Championships, the tournament will attract hundreds of veteran fencers and supporters.


The Australian Fencing Federation and ACT Fencing Association are promoting this event throughout 2018, giving sponsors constant exposure on fencing media channels.


A dedicated event website promotes the tournament, with information about the competition, accommodation and local attractions.


The tournament is promoted through Australian Fencing’s national and state social media sites, including active Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


The event is being promoted throughout Commonwealth nations by direct email marketing and through face-to-face meetings at international events.

Be a part of history

Our men’s foil team leads the Australian charge on the international fencing scene. Currently sitting just below nearest Commonwealth rival Great Britain on the world rankings table, the Australians will be playing for gold in Canberra in November.

L-R: Matt Foster, Ned Fitzgerald, Sholto Douglas, Chris Nagle

Make a difference

Fencing receives limited funding and the success of this event depends on the generosity of individual and business supporters. Your contribution will be treasured and used with care to produce a world-standard event, rewarding our athletes who make significant sacrifices to reach the Commonwealth stage.

2017 Australian Women's Epee Medallists

Get in touch

Interested? Event Manager Simon Hamm can be contacted by email now.

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