Cadets and Junior European Fencing Championship - Foggia 2019
In June 2017 the EFC Congress in Tbilisi assigned to Italy and Foggia the organization of 2019 Cadets and Junior European Fencing Championship.
Italian fencing will come back to host after about 15 years the continental competition and after more than 20 years the event dedicated to Under20. Foggia, that hosted in 1991 the Cadets World Champioships, returns to be the location of a great international fencing event, conferming its extraordinary tradition in this sport, thanks also to the highly decorated Dauno Fencing Club.
Renato Clemente Martino, president of FIS Image Commission from 2002 to 2016, is the President of the Local Organizing Committee. In July 2017 the first Conference for the presentation of the continental event took place, all the local institution and the FIS President - Giorgio Scarso attended.
In March, 10 2017, at the end of Sochi Cadets and Junior European Championship, the President of the Local Organizing Committee - Renato Martino and the Mayor of Foggia - Franco Landella, received from the EFC President -Stanislav Pozdnyakov the European Confederation flag, establishing the handover from Sochi to Foggia and the transfer from the preparatory to the operational phase of the event.
After less than 20 days, during a press conference in the presence of all the istitutional and sponsor partners, the logo of 2019 Foggia Cadets and Junior European Fencing Championship was ufficially presented: the work by Daniele Severo, a student from Foggia Fine Arts Academy, represents the stylised image of Three Flames, the banner symbol of the City, surrounding a fencer during the thrust attack: a strong symbolic image reinforcing the identity and the values of the City that will follow every form of communication related to the event.
Foggia will host the continental event from 22 February to 3 March 2019: delegations of over 40 Countries are expected, with over 1250 athletes in addition to their teams (coaches and athletic trainers) and families; numbers that give us the idea of the event impact on the socio-economic fabric of the territory.
Every one is called to show and promote the extraordinary welcome, the typical productions, the tourist attractions and the excellence of our territory: Foggia welcomes you to 2019 Cadets and Junior Fencing Championship!