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NSWSFL – Team Epee Premiership starts on the 1/09/18

Hi all,

Please find the details of the NSW Schools’ Fencing League: Team Epee Premiership documentation attached below:

NSWSFL Team Epee Premiership 2018_Schedule, Venue and Contact Information_V1.0_180822

The SBHS Epee Teams are as follows:

NSWSFL_Team Epee Premiership 2018_SBHS Teams_V1.3_180828

Fencers who are unable to participate will need to inform Mr Huynh ASAP to arrange a substitute fencer to replace you for the fixture.

The fixture and rules documents can also be found here: 

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.

-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

National School Intermediate Championships – Individual Competition

Hi all,

This weekend we have the National Schools Intermediate Championships on at the NSW Fencing Centre.

If you wish to borrow gear, please see Mr Huynh at the start of Lunch 1 on Wednesday (22/08/18) at the Cricket Nets to access the Fencing storeroom. Please be aware of the equipment requirements for the event as the school does not stock 1600N masks. Please be on time.

Details for the event can be found here:

2018 Australian Intermediate Schools Championships Schedule

Fencers are encouraged to arrange their weapons check on the Friday afternoon as Saturday will be a very busy morning before the start of competitions.


All fencers (including those who attended the National Schools Championships (years 10, 11, 12) who have paid the entry fee online, please see Caroline or Annette (in the office next to the Principal’s office) to organise reimbursement for the entry fee. Please have your receipt and banking details on hand. Please do so at your earliest convenience.

Annual SBHS Fencing Dinner on the 28/09/18

Hi all,

As we wrap up another successful year of SBHS Fencing, the time has come to organise the end of season Fencing Dinner.

Please join us for a night of fun, food and awards as we celebrate our achievements and recognition of the hard work that parents, coaches, staff and our student athletes have contributed to Fencing at High this year.

The Fencing Dinner will be held on Friday 28/09/18 in the Great Hall. Duration is expected to be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The cost of the event is $40.00 per person. Payment can be made at the school office. Please note the last date for payment is 07/09/2018.

1_2018 - SBHS Fencing Dinner [Poster] FINAL4_2018 - SBHS Fencing Dinner [Programme] FINAL

We look forward to celebrating with you on the night.


-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

End of Fencing Training for Winter Sport

Hi all,

Today was the last training session for Fencing as a Winter Sport. Students will be moving on to the Athletics Season from next week onwards.

Despite wrapping up with training, we still have a few more Saturday events running over the next few weeks so please keep an eye on updates on this website as well as Daily Notices for important news relevant to the affected fencers who still have competitions to attend.

I hope you all had an enjoyable season and I look forward to celebrating with you at the SBHS Fencing Dinner on the 28th of September.



-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing


Saturday 25/08/18: Intermediate Australian Schools Championships

Hi all,

Please find details for the Intermediate Australian Schools Championships to be held on Saturday 25/08/18 sent to me by NSWFA attached below:

Intermediate Australian Schools Championships Selections_Email_180813

Please note minimum safety standards for equipment. You may borrow school equipment for this competition, but keep in mind that the school does not stock 1600N masks and we have limited FIE weapons. Please arrange to borrow or buy the necessary gear in time for the competition.

All competing fencers need to see Mr Huynh with registration details ready (NSWFA membership number etc.) this Friday (17/08/18) at lunch 1 in the IA Staffroom so that I can assist with your online registration and payment.

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.

-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing


Saturday 18/08/18 – Roberta Nutt: Intermediate Boys Epee Individuals competition

Hi all,

This weekend is the Roberta Nutt Intermediate Boys Epee Individual competition. Please visit the Results 2018 page for full details.

-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing


End of 2018 Season Survey

Hi all,

As we are wrapping up the end of another Fencing season, we ask that you please take some time to provide us with some valuable feedback so that we’re able to improve the program for next season.

The survey will only take a few minutes and the Google Form link can be found here:
SBHS Fencing 2018 – End of season survey

You’ll be required to sign into your Google account to ensure one response per person (and you can edit your response afterwards if you need to). The survey is completed anonymously as your email address is not collected.

The survey will remain open for the next few weeks (until after the Epee fixtures have concluded), but please consider completing it ASAP so that we can review and start planning next year’s program to meet the needs of our school community.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance and may the Force be with you!

-D. Huynh

MIC Fencing

Saturday 11/08/18 – SBHS Newbie Trophy competition is on!

The SBHS Newbie Trophy competition for all new SBHS Foil fencers from years 7 and 8 is on this coming Saturday. If you haven’t already, please make sure you notify the MIC by the end of training on Thursday if you are attending.

The Start Time is 8:00am SHARP!

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time on Saturday to warm up and get changed into electric fencing gear. We will have student refs and mentors to help our newbies on the day.

Please visit the Results 2018 page for more information.

You can keep track of results and LIVE UPDATES on the day at the link below:

Coach Feng and Mr Huynh will be there on the day to support and supervise the event.

UPDATE: Competition format will be pools (6 pools of 3 fencers), followed by Direct Elimination round.

All refs, please download ‘Riposte’ (free Fencing scoring app) on your  mobile phones to assist with timing and score keeping. Please also bring spare Body Wires as we may be short on the day.

All Newbie Fencers who are competing, please pack your own lunch/drinks.

May the Force be with you!

-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

New turf for the COLA and we’re leading the way to a wireless future for School Fencing!

Just a bit of news for you all,

The COLA has recently been renovated! Thanks to Dr Jaggar for funding the project, Jim the General Assistant (the amazing maintenance man!) for managing the project and the Cricket and Fencing committees for supporting the project.

New LED overhead lights have been installed as well as the new turf and netting systems have replaced the decade old infrastructure. SBHS Cricket and Fencing have a fantastic new surface to train on and we look forward to making the most of the venue in future seasons.





The first step to maximising the space was to take our electric scoring boxes off the grid to remove the need for extension cords (trip hazards) and power access via wall sockets. We need to be more flexible when we set up for training to capitalise on the cricket pitch orientation. As such, I’ve researched and invested in some battery technology to take us off the power grid!


We’re off the grid! Next step: Wireless fencing…

This will be especially useful when we travel to schools for fixtures and exchanges. The battery system was testing during Round 2 Foil Team League matches and more recently with the Sabre Exchange at Trinity to great success.

Hopefully this catches on with the other schools! We look forward to making Fencing more accessible, efficient and convenient for all involved.

– Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing