Jordan Fencing Federation President Dr. Khaled Atiyat has been re-elected as Secretary General of the Fencing Confederation of Asia (FCA), one of four Jordanians taking up key posts.
Dr. Khaled, who is also Vice President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, was asked to remain in his post by the FCA General Assembly at its Annual General Meeting being held on the sidelines of the Asian U23 Fencing Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
He will be joined on the continental level by Eyad Al Maghayreh, who was named as Referees Committee President, Jalal Khateeb, who will become a member of the Media and Marketing Committee, and Waseem Hammad who will join the Organising, Equipment and Preparations Committee.
The announcement continues a fruitful 18 months for Jordan Fencing following the opening of its state-of-the-art headquarters in Al Hussein Youth City last year, a facility developed with support from the JOC.
It has succeeded in opening up the sport to more youngsters, including the implementation of a schools’ programme, with Dr Khaled saying earlier this year that more than 200 fencers were practicing regularly at the facility.
In 2011, Jordan also hosted the FIE Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships which received widespread praise for its organisation from the game’s governing body as well as the participating nations.