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Returning Fencing gear

Hi all,

Welcome back to Term 4 – we’re glad to have our students back on campus. It is unfortunate to have our season cut short, but we still need to organise equipment returns and conduct a stock take to plan for repairs and purchases for next season.

ATTENTION STUDENTS WHO LEFT GEAR IN THE STORE ROOM: As we have switched to the summer sport season, the store room has been cleared out. If you have left any fencing gear in there, please collect it ASAP from Mr Huynh. There are some items found in the store room that are loaned to beginner fencers – Remember that it is your responsibility to collect, clean and return your gear. It must be inspected by the MIC to sign off on your loan contract forms!

Please collect your gear from Mr Huynh ASAP!

Beginner fencers who have borrowed gear for the season:

I am organising return dates and times for different year groups to help keep the year groups separated. Please meet Mr Huynh and/or Assistant Armourer, Louise Flint, at the COLA at the following dates and times for gear return (PLEASE BE ON TIME):

Year 11 (now 12) beginner fencers: Wednesday 03/11/2021 @ the beginning of Recess (11:10am)

Year 9 beginner fencers: Thursday 04/11/2021 @ the beginning of Recess (11:10am)

Year 7 beginner fencers: Tuesday 09/11/2021 @ before school (8:30am onwards)

Year 8 beginner fencers: Wednesday 10/11/2021 @ the beginning of Recess (11:10am)

Please make sure all equipment is cleaned before returning! Tips for cleaning can be found here:

If there was any damage (accidental or otherwise) to any loaned items, it must be reported so that we can repair and/or replace the item before next season starts. Please help keep our loaned equipment safe for everyone!

Other loaned out equipment by Squad Fencers (for competitions etc.) can be returned directly to Mr Huynh. Please do so ASAP and see me in the Industrial Arts Staffroom to have the item checked off.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact Mr Huynh.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Staying fit at home with Fencing workout tips!

Hi all,

I wanted to share with you a Fencing channel on YouTube that our very own Sabre Coach, Yoongi, has just started:

Swordsman in Aus:

We encourage all of our students to stay active during this lockdown period and hope this resource can help you reach your fencing goals for next season!

Stay safe and well,

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Training and competitions are suspended until further notice

Hi all,

Welcome back to term 3. As we are moving to online learning due to the ongoing lockdown, all training and competitions are suspended until further notice.

Please stay tuned for further updates as the situation develops.

Stay safe and take care, everyone!
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

No holiday fencing training

Due to the updated COVID-19 lockdown restrictions outlined today, the holiday fencing training session is cancelled.

Please try to stay fit and active during this holiday break. Here is a good YouTube channel (Fencer’s Edge) to help you train and learn more about fencing concepts while in lockdown at home:

I also like this channel that challenges and expands on fencing concepts to improve your fencing (S-Class channel):

Hope you have a safe and productive holiday break.


Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Holiday Fencing Training

Due to the recent update on Stay At Home orders today, there will be no holiday Fencing Training in the first week of the holidays.

Pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions at the end of next week, we will schedule a training session in the second week on Wednesday 07/07/2021 from 1pm to 4pm at the COLA. Students in all 3 weapons are invited to attend on a voluntary basis. Coaches and Mr Huynh will be present to supervise.

Please keep an eye on the SBHS Fencing website and SZapp for up to date news and information. If restrictions are ongoing, I will notify you with the cancellation of the session via those channels.

Also, remember to allocate time for fitness during the holidays – at the very least, skipping rope, jogging and footwork drills at home will help keep you sharp and ready for the competitions coming up in Term 3.

Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday break.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Holiday Training – Expression of Interest form


Please complete the Google form to register your interest and intention for holiday training on either/both Wednesdays (30/06/2021 and/or 07/07/2021) from 1pm to 5pm. You do not have to stay for the entire duration but it will be supervised with coaches and Mr Huynh during this allocated time. Depending on demand, training will run on either or both Wednesdays – also pending COVID-19 restrictions. Please complete this form by Friday (25/06/2021) at 9am so that Mr Huynh can lock in dates.
Updates will be posted on the SBHS Fencing website and SZapp.

Google form link:

Please contact me if there are any issues or questions.

Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 19/06/2021 – NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership final fixture, Sausage Sizzle and Medal Ceremony

Hi all,

Just a reminder that the final NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership fixture is scheduled for Saturday 19/06/2021.

Event Date: 8:00am – 1.30pm, Saturday 19th June 2021

Event Address: Cricket Nets, Sydney Boys High School (a.k.a. COLA – Covered Outdoor Learning Area)

Day Schedule:

8.00am – 9.15am : Foil Team Premiership final match between SBHS v SICR

9.30am – 11.30am : Friendly Matches (proposed mixed school teams fencing 45 hit relay)

11.30am : BBQ Sausage Sizzle starts

12.00pm : Medal Presentations for NSWFL Foil Team Premiership

1.30pm : Event concludes

We will have guests from St Ignatius Riverview, Barker and St Aloysius attending.
All SBHS Fencers and their parents/guardians are also welcome to attend.

Team composition will be posted here:

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues or questions.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Senior Sabre Team B is being withdrawn from the NSWFA School Teams Events

Attention Sabre Squad Fencers:

Due to a recently informed circumstance, we are unable to field a full team for Senior Sabre Team B at the NSWFA School Team events. As we are unable to resolve this issue in such short notice, all Senior Sabre Team B matches will be forfeited.

In consultation with Coach Garry, remaining affected members of the team have been reallocated to the other Sabre teams and are expected to attend as per usual.

For updated team compositions, please check:

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues or questions.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 05/06/2021: NSWSFL Epee Team Premiership pools #2 + Medal Presentations, NSWFA School Age Program – Team Events

Hi all,

We have a very busy Saturday ahead with 2 events running:

  1. NSWSFL Epee Team Premiership Pools #2

Venue: St Andrew’s Cathedral School

Start time: 8:00am (be there at least 30 minutes earlier to sign in and warm up)

Please note that the program has been updated with some slight changes to the schedule:

Please remember to bring your SBHS sports jacket for medal presentations.

Ms Lynnea Stewart and Coach Ted will be present to supervise and assist on the day.

2. NSWFA School Age Program – Team Events

Venue: NSW Fencing Centre

For team compositions, please check:

For start times, please check the Fencing Google Calendar: (be sure to arrive at least 30 min before your start time to sign in and warm up).

Mr Dat Huynh and Coaches John and Garry will be present to supervise and assist on the day.

All participating fencers should ensure they borrow the necessary gear by end of training on Thursday. We wish them all the best in their events.

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


Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Try Weights for Junior Fencers this Thursday 03/06/2021

Junior fencers are required to attend Try Weights during junior sport on Thursday 03/06/2021.

Year 7 (1pm to 2pm): Please go straight to the Weights Room in the SBHS Gymnasium where Kurt Rich will run you through the Try Weights program. If you wish, you can leave your bags at the COLA as you will be returning to Fencing training at 2pm. Fencing roll call will be held at 2pm in the COLA for year 7 fencers.

Year 8 & 9 (2pm to 3pm): Attend Fencing roll call as per usual and continue with Fencing training until 2pm. You will then move off to the weights room in the Gym where Kurt Rich will run the Try Weights program. If you wish, you can leave your bags at the COLA and pick them up when the program ends at 3pm.

Please remember to bring a water bottle to Try Weights and let me know if there are any issues or questions.

Mr Huynh