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Saturday 06/08/2022 – Urgent Update for NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership fixture 3 hosted at Barker College

I was very recently made aware that SAC will not be able to field enough fencers for the final match scheduled for Week 4 (13/08/2022) due to a conflicting school event (Father Son Camp) that weekend.

As such, and with consultation with SAC and BARK, we are moving the SAC v SBHS matches to Week 3 (06/08/2022) that Barker is hosting to complete the Foil Team Premiership fixtures.

SBHS will provide an additional 3 pistes to make 6 total pistes available to use at Barker on the day. We are able to run the SAC v SBHS bouts concurrently with BARK v SGS during Match 1 on the day.

The following revised match schedule is proposed for Saturday 06/08/2022 (week 3, Term 3):
Match 1 (8am – 9:15am): BARK v SGS and SAC v SBHS
Match 2 (9:30am – 10:45am):  SAC v SGS
Match 3 (11am – 12:30am): BARK v SBHS

All SBHS Foil Squad Fencers will be expected to attend to ensure we provide sufficient referees and support our teams.
We will be able to conclude the Foil Team Premiership on the day and will proceed to awarding medals right after the final match finishes.
A consequence of this update is that the BBQ sausage sizzle planned for week 4 at SBHS will be cancelled. We will aim to bring it back with improved planning for next season.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience and cooperation.
Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.


Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 30/07/2022 – Special Foil Training Session and NSWSFL Epee Teams event Round 2

This coming Saturday we have the following events planned:

  1. Special Foil Training Session
    Venue: SBHS COLA

The Special Foil Training Session will be run by Coach Kevin on Saturday morning from 8am to 11am in the SBHS COLA. Ms Wong will be supervising. All Foil Fencers are welcome to attend.

2. NSWSFL Epee Teams event Round 2 (including medal ceremony)

Venue: St Aloysius College

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

To all fencers participating:

  • Please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time to check in with the teacher and Director of Tournament (DT) to get your name marked off.
  • Bring your SBHS tracksuit jacket and wear the SBHS soccer sock on your back leg. You should have a full length white sock on your front leg (no exposed skin) when fencing.
  • Besides your uniform and gear, also bring a towel, water bottle and healthy snack to recharge between matches.

We wish our fencers all the best for the events this weekend!

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

Saturday and Sunday 23-24/07/2022: Australian Schools Senior Championships in Sydney

This coming weekend we have the Australian Schools Senior Championships held at the NSW Fencing Centre.

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

Competition details as well as list of competing fencers can be found here:

P.S. All First Grade Senior Teams, please remember to sit at the front of the Great Hall on Thursday (21/07/2022) for the Winter Sports Assembly and be ready to be called up to be presented as a team to the school during the assembly.

We wish our Senior Fencers all the best in their events!
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

NSWSFL Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 13/08/2022

Hi all,

We will be hosting the final NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership event on Saturday 13/08/2022.

The final fixture match is between SBHS and SAC and we’d love to have your support!

We welcome all fencers, parents and supporters to join us to celebrate the end of the season’s competitions with a sausage sizzle followed by the award ceremony for the NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership event.

Event Date: 9:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday 13th August 2022
Event Address: Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA, i.e. Cricket Nets), Sydney Boys High School

Day Schedule:
9.00am – 10:00am : Foil Team Premiership final match between SAC v SBHS
10.00am – 11.00am : Friendly Matches
11.00am : BBQ Sausage Sizzle starts
12.00pm : Medal Presentations for NSWFL Foil Team Premiership
1.00pm : Event concludes

Please RSVP your attendance via the Google Form below to help us with catering plans:

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

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Australian Schools Senior Championships – Individual Entries open until 9th of July

Attention all Senior Squad Fencers:

A reminder that the Australian Schools Senior Championships are coming up on 23-24 July at the NSW Fencing Centre.

As the events are happening locally and the Individual event qualification only requires participation in any of the previous NSWFA competitions, we will endorse all SBHS Senior Squad Fencers who wish to participate in the individual events. The individual events are voluntary for our fencers, but encouraged if you wish to gain higher level competition experience.

Please follow the link below for more information and to register if you wish to fence in the Individual event.

Important Notes:

  • Closing date for registering is 4pm on Thursday 21 July – late fee has been waived by AFF.
  • All fencers are responsible for registering themselves and paying the entry fee ($95) to participate in the relevant Individual event.
  • Individual and team events will be held on the same day for each weapon.
  • Teams are selected by the SBHS Coaching Team and the team registration and team entry fees will be managed by the MIC. For Team lists, please visit:
  • You do not have to fence in the individual event to be a part of the team event (pending team selection). However, if you do fence the individual event, your ranking/results from the individual event will contribute to the team seeding for the team event.
  • Coaches and staff supervision are scheduled to attend and assist on both days of the competition.
  • The AFF has confirmed that 350N masks will be OK, as they were for the Intermediate Schools in Canberra recently.

Tournament Schedule

Friday 22 July
Equipment Control 17:00 – 19:00

Saturday 23 July
Equipment Control 08:00 – 09:00
Boys Foil – 9:00

Sunday 24 July
Equipment Control 08:30 – 10:00
Boys Epee – 10:00
Boys Sabre – 10:00

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

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Holiday Training – Wednesdays 06/07/2022 and 13/07/2022

After polling students on their interest, we have decided to run holiday training sessions to help our fencers keep fit and sharpen their skills to be ready for Term 3 events.

Date: Wednesdays 06/07/2022 and 13/07/2022
Newbie/Development Training Session: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

For our new and recreational fencers to get focused attention to level up your skills quickly!

Squad Training Session: 3pm to 5pm
For our Squad fencers to stay fit and sharp, ready for competitions in Term 3! The Senior National Schools event is on the first weekend back in Term 3 so we highly recommend our senior teams to attend training. Squad fencers are permitted to participate in the earlier session pending manageable numbers of attendance.

All holiday training is voluntary. We will have coaching resources allocated for these sessions.

Please make sure you bring the following:

  • Your fencing gear
  • Water bottle and towel
  • Your own lunch (canteen will not be open!)

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues or questions.
We wish you a safe, enjoyable and productive holiday break!

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing