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U19 and U16 Sabre Squad Tryouts are on this Saturday 30/03/19

Date: Saturday 30/03/19

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: SBHS COLA

Sabre fencers who are trying out for the U19 and U16 Sabre Squads are to attend this special training session on Saturday to fence your pool matches.

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U19_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Sabre fencers who have nominated themselves for the U14 Sabre Squad automatically qualify for the U14 Sabre Squad due to the number cap not being reached. You will conduct your ranking pools at a later date.

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U14_Sabre_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Coach Garry will be present to supervise and manage the training activities on Saturday.

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

Cheers,
-Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

After School Training starts week 9 for all Fencers

Besides a small number of students who were absent for tryouts this week (conflicting rowing training etc.), we have mostly concluded the tryouts for program intake for the 2019 season. Absent students (who completed the tryout form) will still be assessed at the next opportunity during a training session to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of the tryout process.

Squad tryouts are still ongoing as we aim to wrap up the pool bouts ASAP.

When pools have been completed and Squad selection is finalised, all students who did not make Squad selection are to attend the Wednesday 27/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Foil Squad Fencers:

Students who are trying out for the U19 Foil Squad and/or the U16 Foil Squad, please attend the Monday 25/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm to complete your pool bouts.

Students who are trying out for the U14 Foil Squad, please attend the Thursday 28/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm to complete your pool bouts.

Epee and Sabre Squad Fencers:

All students who are trying out for Epee and/or Sabre Squad selection, please attend the relevant Squad training sessions from week 9 onwards as pool bouts are conducted during training to determine your ranking.

Beginner Fencers and Recreational Fencers:

Students who are new to Fencing and are not involved in Squad tryouts, please attend the Wednesday 27/03/19 after school training session from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in managing this challenging task. Also, special thanks to the coaching team for their efforts during this most difficult task of determining the intake for the training program this season.

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

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Tryouts start week 8 (March 18th)

Foil Squad Tryouts:

Due to the time constraints and larger number of fencers trying out for the Foil Squads, The following after school training sessions in week 8 will be dedicated to running tryouts for the Foil Squads:

Monday 18/03/19 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).

  • U19 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U19_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

  • U16 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

Wednesday 20/03/19 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Please be ready to fence in your pool (Bring your gear and be dressed for electric fencing).

  • U14 Foil Squad Tryouts

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U14_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2019

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 9. You will be fencing your pools during training as part of the ranking process during this term, with the final Squads announced by end of the term. You are not required to attend after school training in week 8.

Beginner Tryouts

Tryouts for Beginners will be conducted during the following sessions:

Wednesday 20/03/19 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

  • Beginner Senior fencers (years 10, 11, 12)

Thursday 21/03/19 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm, continuing after school 3:30pm to 5:00pm @ SBHS COLA (Cricket Nets)
Bring a water bottle and wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

  • Beginner Junior fencers (years 7, 8, 9)

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

Cheers,
– Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

SBHS Fencing 2019: Sign Up Form for Tryouts

All students who wish to try out for the 2019 Fencing program, please complete the Google Form below:

SBHS Fencing 2019: Sign Up Form for Tryouts

Please have this form completed by end of school on Friday 08/03/19 so that we can organise resources and pools for tryouts during the first week of Winter Sports (starting Monday 18/03/19).

You will be required to sign in with a Google account to ensure one entry per person and you will be able to edit your response at any time up to the closing date of Friday 08/03/19.

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.
May the Force be with you.

Cheers,
Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Fencing Information Night – 27/02/19 – 6pm in the Staff Common Room

Hi all,

I’ll be holding a Fencing information session on Wednesday 27/02/19 at 6pm in the Staff Common Room.

Parents and students are welcome to attend this open Q&A session regarding the 2019 SBHS Fencing program.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

In the meantime, please contact me if there are any pressing issues or questions.

Cheers,

Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

Updates to the SBHS Fencing Training Program Policy for 2019

Hi all,

I’ve been working in consultation with the school executive and coaching team over the last few months to develop an improved training program policy that will help us achieve the goals set for our Fencing program. We aim to make the program more sustainable and efficient to manage while
providing opportunities for our experienced fencers to remain competitive in inter-school fencing activities.

The SBHS Fencing Training Program Policy for 2019 onward can be found here:

https://sbhsfencing.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/sbhs-fencing-training-program-policy_v1.1_190207.pdf

Please contact the MIC if there are any issues or questions relating to this document.

Stay tuned for updates on try-outs for the 2019 season.

Cheers,

Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

Orientation Day – Expression of Interest for new students who are considering Fencing as a Winter Sport option in 2019

Hi there!

Thank you for your interest in the Fencing program for the 2019 Winter Sport season.

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

Fencing 2019 – Expression of Interest for new students

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

-D. Huynh

MIC Fencing

Fencing Dinner this Friday 28/09/18

SBHS Students are reminded to come in school uniform as it is a school event and we have guests from SAC attending.

Also, volunteers are needed to assist with carrying drinks and setting up the Great Hall from 3:30pm onwards on Friday. Please let me know if you can help.

I look forward to celebrating with you on the night!

Cheers,
Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

NSW School’s Fencing League 2018 Survey

Hi all,

As the NSWSFL season has wrapped up, we ask all participating students, parents/caretakers, staff/coaches/admin roles 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:

NSW Schools’ Fencing League 2018 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.

Please complete the survey ASAP at your convenience as planning for next season starts in term 4.

Thank you for your time and assistance!

-Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing

NSWSFL Coordinator 2018

Winter Sport Photos on Monday 17/09/18 – Fencing scheduled at Lunch 2

All students,

Please be advised that the remaining Winter Sport Photos will be happening on Monday 17/09/18. Fencing is scheduled on at Lunch 2 – Please don’t be late!

Please be in normal school uniform with blazers if you have one, especially if you’re in a team.

The following photos have been requested so please organise yourselves into these groups to improve efficiency on the day:

  • U14 Foil team
  • U16 Foil team
  • U18 Foil team (First grade)
  • U14 Epee team
  • U16 Epee team
  • U18 Epee team (First grade)
  • U18 Sabre team (First grade)
  • Junior Fencing (yr 7,8,9)
  • Senior Fencing (yr 10,11,12)

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

Cheers,

Mr Dat Huynh

MIC Fencing