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Fencing Training Session Proposal for 2023

As per 2022 season, Monday afterschool will continue to be a Squad Training session in the COLA and Sprints session for Development Fencers during the 2023 season.


Squad fencers are selected based on merit during try-outs and represent the school at inter-school competitions.

Development fencers are beginner and recreational fencers who are not expected to compete at inter-school competitions but will participate in internal competitions.

You are invited to share your thoughts and vote for one of the following two options:

  • A. Wednesday afterschool (3:30 – 5pm) as a Squad Training session and Thursday afterschool (3:30 – 5pm as a Development Training Session.
  • B. Wednesday afterschool (3:30 – 5pm) as a Development Training session, Thursday afterschool (3:30 – 5pm as a Squad Training Session.

Please cast your vote via the Google Form below (must be signed in to Google account with your school login to prevent more than 1 vote per student):

Thank you for your time and attention.

Mr D Huynh

Orientation Day 2022 – Expression of Interest for new students who are considering Fencing as a Winter Sport option in 2023

Thank you for your interest in the Fencing program for the 2023 Winter Sport season.

Please fill in the Google form below to help us plan the program for next year:

Fencing 2023 – Expression of Interest for new students only

NOTE: Please only fill in this form if you are a new student to the school in 2023.

For current students, the sign up form for try-outs will be posted in term 1 next year before the start of the Winter Sport season.

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Sydney Boys High School!

Mr Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

Sydney International Fencing Camp

On behalf of Bill Ronald and in support of the NSW Schools’ Fencing League, I’m forwarding information on a valuable Fencing Camp opportunity over the summer holidays. The event will be held at the University of Sydney – Bryden’s Stadium.

Dates: 9 Camp days between 3-13 January 2023, (with rest & tourism days on the 6th & 10th January)
Schedule: 10am-6pm typically — further information closer to the date
Camp fees: $850 The Camp (Fencers) $275 Professional Development (Coaches)
Designed For: Foil, Epee, Sabre fencers and Coach Professional Development. The Camp is for fencers of all capabilities but must be aged 12 & over (unless very fit/technically capable). Participants will be divided into weapon & competency groupings.
Format: The Camp is run as a collaboration of coaches from different clubs, states and countries. It is about bringing people together to work intensively and cooperatively, to develop skills, confidence and networks.

Please contact Bill Ronald to reserve your spot:

Bill Ronald

More information can be found here:

School Photos (Fencing) on Monday 29/08/2022

Fencing photos will be taken during the co-curricular photo day on Monday 29/08.

Please wear full school formal uniform (blazers preferred for squad photos).

I will collect the Roberta Nutt Shield and NSWSFL Epee Team Premiership Plaque so we can have them in the relevant photos.

List of photos:

1st Grade Fencing Teams (if you fenced in the Senior National Teams event)

U14 Foil Squad
U14 Epee Squad (display Epee Team Premiership Plaque) 
U14 Sabre Squad

U16 Foil Squad
U16 Epee Squad (display Epee Team Premiership Plaque) 
U16 Sabre Squad

U19 Foil Squad
U19 Epee Squad
U19 Sabre Squad

Development Fencers Group (50 students)

Squad Fencers Group (50 students)(display Roberta Nutt Shield)

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

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 20/08/2021 – NSWSFL U16 Foil Individual Competition – Hosted by SICR

PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last event for the program’s season as there is insufficient demand for further events and school supervision resources cannot be secured beyond this event.

This coming Saturday we have the NSWSFL U16 Foil Individual Event – hosted by Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview.

As this event runs outside the official Fencing training season, it is voluntary for our fencers to attend.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers, start times and additional details about the event, please visit: and check the Fencing calendar:

Gear can be borrowed 1st half of Lunch on Thursday 18/08/2022. Wait for Mr Huynh at the COLA and don’t be late!

If you are running late on the event day or know you’re going to be absent, please contact/email Mr Huynh ASAP.

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

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Upcoming NSWSFL Individual Foil Events

Forwarding information from Edwin Lapitan (SAC) regarding the upcoming NSWSFL Individual Foil Events:

Thanks to St Ignatius College, Riverview (c/o Andrew S) and Barker College (c/o Steve A), the NSWSFL is able to host the following Inter-school Individual Foil competition on these 3 weekends (Edwin Lapitan (SAC) is managing these individual events):

DateEventAge GroupsVenueProvide No of FencersSend Names of Fencers
20 AugInter-school Individual FoilU16SIC-Riverview11 Aug18 Aug
3 SepInter-school Individual FoilU14Barker College25 Aug1 Sep
10 SepInter-school Individual FoilU16Barker College1 Sep8 Sep

Start time will be 8:00am (we will send venue details a week before the events). So far, our school list is as follows:

  • Barker College
  • St Aloysius’ College
  • St Ignatius College, Riverview
  • Sydney Boys HS
  • Sydney Grammar School
  • Wenona School
  • The Hills Grammar School

We are targeting a field of a maximum of 40 fencers for each competition day so it would be great to put an initial cap of 6 fencers per school. If some schools are not able to use the allocation of 6 fencers, we can hand over “unused” slots to other schools who wish to field more than 6 fencers. If you have a lot of Under 16 fencers, an option would be to send some to the first event on 20 Aug and then another set to the second event on 10 Sep. We would appreciate if you can please let me know your numbers and fencer names using the schedule above.

Format will be as follows:

  • Mixed genders in both poules and DE
  • Regular poules – 5 hits, 3 mins
  • Depending on the numbers and timing, we may promote to the DEs only a complete tableau (e.g., if there are 40 fencers and we’re running late, we will only promote 32).
  • U16 DEs will be 15 points, 3 periods x 3 mins
  • U14 DEs will be 10 points, 2 periods x 3 mins
  • No match for 3rd place (i.e., there will be equal thirds)

Please note: As the SBHS Fencing training season is over, this event is voluntary for our fencers.

Please email Mr Huynh ASAP and by Wednesday 3pm at the latest if you would like to participate and indicate which event you want to attend. If there are more fencers interested than the positions allocated, slots will be determined by internal ranking data. Gear can be borrowed from the COLA during Lunch 1 on Thursday.

End of 2022 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:

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 the end of term), 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!

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

SBHS Fencing Dinner on Friday 23/09/2022

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 23/09/2022 in the Great Hall.
Duration is expected to be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The cost of the event is $50.00 per person ($25 for under 12 years old).

Payment forms can be found outside the Industrial Arts staff room. Payment can be made via the Online Payment Portal or in person at the Front Office. Please get your payments and forms returned to the Front Office by Wednesday 14/09/2022.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All attending fencers (1 form response per family) are asked to complete the Dietary Requirements Google Form below so we can finalise catering details:

All borrowed School Fencing Gear to be returned by Wednesday 10/08/2022

As this is the second last week of the Fencing season, we ask all fencers to make sure all borrowed gear is cleaned and returned by next Wednesday 10/08/2022 at the latest.

All beginner fencers who have borrowed personal protective equipment (PPE) are reminded to wash and dry their gear this weekend to ensure all equipment is clean and dry when checking them back into the school’s possession. Mr Huynh will sign off your loan contract when all items have been inspected and cleared.

Please note: Damp and/or sweaty gear will lead to mould and fungus growth when they are stored over the long summer season!

All Squad Fencers are to return all borrowed school electric gear by next Monday’s Squad training session (08/08/2022).

All fencers must also remove their gear and sports bags from the storage locker in the COLA before Thursday’s last training session.

Mr Huynh will be following up on any students who fail to comply with extra sets of burpees.

Saturday 06/08/2022 – NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership Round 3

This coming weekend we have the final round of the NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership. Barker will be the host venue and medal presentations will follow the final match of the day.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers, start times and additional details about each event, please visit: and check the Fencing calendar:

All Foil Squad fencers are expected to attend and be ready to fence/referee/support.

If you are running late or know you’re going to be absent for the event, please contact/email Mr Huynh ASAP.

We wish our Foil fencers all the best in their events!

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing