Wheelchair fencing holds joint meeting with the International Fencing Federation (FIE)


The two federations met to discuss how best they can work together

As part of the continued efforts of IWAS to grow wheelchair fencing and our relationship with the International Fencing Federation (FIE), talks took place in Rome in November 2014 between the FIE and IWAS Wheelchair Fencing (IWF).

It was decided to hold a joint meeting to discuss how best the two federations will work together, and each federation nominated 3 representatives.  The first meeting of this newly formed Joint Council took place on 12 February 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

The Joint Council is chaired by Mr Frederic Pietruszka (FRA), General Secretary of the FIE. Other members include: 


From the FIE

–  Mr Krisztian Kulcsar (HUN), Director of Sport

–  Mr Gordon Rapp (GER), member of the Legal Commission

–  Mrs Hilary Philbin (GBR), Chief of Protocol and member of the Promotion & Publicity Commission (Hilary is also a member of the IWF Executive Committee.)


From IWF

–  Mr Jakub Nowicki (POL), President

–  Mr Pal Szekeres (HUN), Vice President

–  Mr Udo Ziegler (GER), Secretary General


The main focus of the first meeting was the drawing up of an agreement between the two Federations, outlining how we would work together during the period 2015-2020. 

Further information will be communicated to our membership in due course.