The Ontario Elite Team is comprised of a group of athletes and coaches who are involved in competition and training at a level designed to achieve National Team status and international success. Currently, registration is open to any Ontario registered fencer.
Membership in this group will allow participants to be eligible for:
- special training enhancement opportunities
- selection to Provincial Team projects
- educational opportunities
- funding opportunities, Quest, Canada Games etc.
Only registered Elite Team members will be eligible for these benefits.
There are three separate classifications for the Ontario Elite Team: Senior Elite Team, Junior Elite Team, and Cadet Elite Team.
Senior Elite Team
Athletes who are achieving results at a Senior Level will be designated as Senior Elite Team. Many Juniors are at this level and for this reason there will be a lot of program overlap. Juniors can compete for a Senior Elite Ranking and become eligible for Senior Elite benefits (eg. Quest funding).
Junior Elite Team (-20 age group)
Athletes who are achieving results at a Junior Level will be designated as Junior Elite Team. Juniors can also compete for a Senior Elite Ranking and become eligible for Senior Elite benefits (eg. Quest funding). Jr. Team athletes will also be eligible for Canada Games programs)
Cadet Elite Team (-17 age group
The Ontario Cadet Elite Team will become the next step from the OYCAD program. Cadet Elite Team athletes will be involved in Ontario and Canada Games programs as well as national team directed training and competition. Although participation in Ontario Games and Canada Games training and preparation is open (up to time of selection), athletes must be members of the Ontario Cadet Elite Team to become eligible for any benefits related to these programs and to become selected for these Games.
2009-10 Elite Team Program Schedule Update (Jan. 10, 2010) here
2009-2010 Quest Nominees here
2009-10 Elite Team Program here
2009-10 Rankings here
Vidosa Bursary - see here
Previous Vidosa Bursary Recipients- see here