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U16 Foil Friendly Individual Competition – Saturday 27/03/2021

Barker is hosting an U16 Foil Friendly Individual competition this Saturday. Students who are attending have already been notified. Please make sure you sort out your gear by Thursday afternoon training.

Venue and event details can be found here:

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

Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Gloves

Jeff from Swordsplay will be at after-school training at the COLA on Wednesday (24/03/2021 @ 3:30pm) to sell fencing gloves to all beginner fencers. If you wish to buy from him, please bring along $30 exact cash. If you miss this opportunity, you will need to find and buy your own glove.

No glove = no bouting!

Please contact Mr Huynh if you have any issues or questions.

Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Supporters Meeting on Thursday 01/04/2021 (Online using Zoom)

Hi all,

The SBHS Fencing Supporters’ Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 01/04/2021 at 6:00pm online using Zoom.

The Zoom meeting link will be posted on ZSapp (Fencing Group) and hopefully sent to parent contact emails (once I manage to get a copy of the fencing parent contact list).

Please find the agenda attached below for your information:

I encourage all parents and supporters who want to know more about the program and wish to get involved with plans and events for this year’s season to attend. I look forward to seeing you then!

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


Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

Borrowing equipment for New Fencers

The Equipment Load Agreement Form will be distributed to new fencers during training this week (Week 8) and gear will be lent out next week (Week 9).

Please make sure you return your Equipment Loan Agreement Form to Mr Huynh in the Industrial Arts Staffroom by Thursday 25/03/2021. Please note: First in, first served!
If you misplace your form, a digital version can be found here for printing:

If you choose to buy your own gear, you will not need to submit the form.

For more information regarding uniform and where to buy equipment, please visit:

General intake concluded – Some notes and reminders for our Fencers

Congratulations and welcome to the students who made the cut this season!
As general intake try-outs have finished this week and we know our numbers for the season, afterschool training sessions will begin Week 8 (Monday 15/03/2021).

All Fencers trying out for Squads (and have nominated themselves in the Google Form as such) are expected to attend the after school Squad training sessions (Monday and Thursday 3:30pm to 5pm @ COLA) as the ranking matches are still ongoing and conducted during these sessions.

Beginner and Development Fencers are to attend Sprints training on Monday afterschool (3:30pm to 5pm @ Moore Park West) and the dedicated Development Training session on Wednesday after school (3:30pm to 5pm @ COLA).

For more information, please check the training schedule here:

Uniform and equipment:
All returning fencers are expected to have their own personal protective equipment (PPE – Glove, mask, underplastron, jacket and breeches) by Week 9 and bring it to all training sessions in the COLA (not Sprints).

All Beginner Fencers will have the opportunity to borrow a set of PPE (excluding glove) for the season. They are expected to care for, wash and bring their equipment to all training sessions in the COLA (not Sprints). A Loan Contract document will be distributed to new Fencers in Week 8 for students and parents to sign before the gear will be distributed in Week 9. New Fencers are expected to purchase their own Fencing glove. Jeff from Swordsplay will drop by training in Week 9 to sell gloves to new students.

For more information about uniform and equipment information, including where to buy Fencing gear, please visit:

We have an active SBHS Fencing Google Calendar that shows all training and events planned for the season.
Please consider subscribing to the Google Calendar to get the latest updates on events.

The SBHS Fencing Google Calendar can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link on this page:

We look forward to a rewarding season with you!
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

U14 Foil Squad Try Outs moved to Thursday 18/03/2021

Hi all,

As Year 8 have an excursion next Monday (15/03/2021), the U14 Foil Squad Trials will be moved to Thursday 18/03/2021 after school @ 3:30pm.

Please have your personal protective fencing equipment ready for electric bouting. For more information on where to buy Fencing equipment, please check out this page:
Foils, body wires and lames will be provided.

Please attend your regular sports sessions this week (Seniors on Wednesday @ 1pm, Juniors on Thursday @ 1pm) for fitness trials and induction.

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

Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Try-outs start Week 7 (March 8th)

Due to the time constraints and larger number of fencers trying out for the Foil Squads, The following training sessions will be dedicated to running try-outs for the Foil Squads.

Monday 08/03/2021 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)

  • U19 Foil Squad Tryouts – Selection process has been completed.
  • U16 Foil Squad Tryouts:
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).
If we don’t get through all of the bouts, U16 Foil matches will continue on Wednesday after school (10/03/2021 @ 3:30pm)

Monday 15/03/2021 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)

  • U14 Foil Squad Tryouts
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).

Epee and Sabre Squad Tryouts:

All students who signed up to try out for the Epee and Sabre Squads are on probation to train with that squad starting week 8. You will be fencing your pools during training sessions as part of the ranking process this term, with the final Squads announced by end of the term. You are not required to attend after school training in week 7.

Beginner Tryouts

Try-outs for Beginners will be conducted during the following sessions:

Wednesday 10/03/2021 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)

  • Beginner and new Senior fencers (years 10, 11, 12)
    Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

Thursday 11/03/2021 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm, continuing after school 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)

  • Beginner and new Junior fencers (years 7, 8, 9)
    Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

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

– Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Foil Squad Try Outs begin Monday 08/03/2021

U16 Foil Squad Try-outs begin after school on Monday 08/03/2021, 3:30pm at the COLA.
Please bring your fencing gear and be ready for electric bouting by 3:30pm.

U19 Foil Squad Fencers, Please come to assist with refereeing duties.

Pool list can be found here and results will be updated live:

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

All the best to our U16 Foilists trying out. May the Force be with you.

Mr D. Huynh
MIC Fencing

Squad Tryout List – please check your details are correct

Thank you to all students who followed instructions and completed the Fencing Try Out Google form.
Please find the shortlist for Squad Tryouts 2021 as per Google form details:

Update 02/03/2021: Shortlist document has been updated to version 1.1 after further vetting process.


  • Squads will consist of up to 6 fencers.
  • Squad Trials will consist of pool matches to determine ranks – top 6 fencers get offered a squad position.
  • U19 squads will be filled first, followed by U16 then U14.
  • Squad Trials begin Monday Week 7. Please keep an eye out for updates on tryout matches scheduled in week 7 on the SBHS Fencing website, Fencing white board and SZapp.
  • Please have your personal fencing gear (mask, underplastron, jacket, breeches and glove) ready for tryout matches in week 7!
  • Fencers who aren’t selected for Squad training will participate in Development training.
  • 20 award scheme points still apply for Development fencers for full season participation.

Beginner and new fencers trying out will be participating in a different tryout process that focuses on speed, agility, resilience and commitment. More information will be posted soon!

If you have any issues or questions, please see Mr Huynh in the Industrial Arts staff room.
I wish our fencers all the best with their tryouts.
May the Force be with you,

Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing