Apis is a major sponsor for the National Fencing Circuit.
Fencing is a rapidly growing sport in ACT, with Canberrans gaining increasing prominence on the national open and junior stages. Apis has been sponsoring the ACT Fencing Association in its hosting of several national A-Grade fencing tournaments. Held at the AIS main arena, the A-Grade tournaments attract Australia’s best fencing talent to Canberra, including an impressive array of past and present Olympic athletes, and international competitors. This in turn lifts the profile of the sport in ACT. The Canberra tournaments are now well recognised as among the best organised in the country. As a key sponsor, Apis support has been critical to ensuring the success of these tournaments, which in turn helped the ACT secure the hosting of the Australian Open in November 2012.
Apis has continued a strong affiliation with the ACT Fencing Association over a number of years. Our involvement stems from the passion and dedication from one of our partners, Nigel Nutt, who competes each year and provides valuable mentorship and training to future Australian Fencing athletes. Our contribution towards the ACT Fencing Association each year provides vital support for local athletes in order to train and compete in state and national competitions. There’s no-one more excited than Nigel when there is a fencing competition on and it’s that enthusiasm that Apis brings to supporting and nurturing local sporting organisations so that they may continue to flourish and prepare the next generation of Australian Fencers.