It is a great honor for me that Novi Sad is hosting again this prestigious international competition such as the European Fencing Championships for cadets and juniors. Our city had the opportunity to host to the best cadet fencers of Europe in 2007, when it proved to be an excellent host. That was the largest fencing event ever held in Serbia, which was attended by more than 400 competitors from 36 European countries, with around 10000 people hosted regarding this occasion.
Novi Sad has a distinctive status of the sports center and as the headquarters of a large university and as candidate for the European Capital of Culture and Youth Capital of Europe, Novi Sad is a great place and for competing the best European cadets and juniors fencers.
This year we will have the opportunity to host the best athletes of Europe who will be fighting for medals with numerous athletes through demonstrating sport skills.
City of Novi Sad works continuously to provide the best conditions and facilitate maintenance major sporting events, so we are often in the host role of many important international sports competitions. I am sure that all citizens of Novi Sad and all fencing lovers who came in our city to track the competition will have the opportunity to enjoy quality fencing.
All guests will be welcomed in the best way, and I hope they will leave Novi Sad with the best memories. We will try to show our city in the best possible light as host. To all fencers I wish handful of medals, best of luck and may the best athlete win!
Mayor of Novi Sad,
Welcome to the European Fencing Championships 2016 in Novi Sad. Serbian federation is very happy to welcome young and promising fencers to European Championship 2016 which will take place in Novi Sad from 29th of February to 9th of March. Our federation had honor to organize 1st European Championship for cadets in 2007 and we are very excited to be hosts again.
We are expecting huge response from competitors and visitors, exciting matches and of course- fair play. Through sport we want to connect people from different countries and make a memorable moments. We will do our best to be an excellent organizers, and do our best to meet your expectations.
We wish you a pleasant stay in our country and success on forthcoming Championship!
President of Serbian Fencing