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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: https://sbhsfencing.com/uniform/where-to-buy-fencing-gear/
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.

Cheers,
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:

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2021
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

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U14_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2021
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.

Cheers,
– 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:

https://challonge.com/SBHS_U16_Foil_Squad_Tryouts_2021

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.

Note:

  • 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

Fencing Tryouts 2021

To all SBHS students,

If you intend to try out for the SBHS Fencing program this year, please complete the tryout form below:

https://forms.gle/BrnwvksNLEzt9uFT8

Please have this task completed by Tuesday 23/02/2021 as we need time to plan resources and set up pools for Squad tryouts in week 7.

Make sure you have also nominated Fencing on your Sports Selection Ballot. This Google form is part of the tryout process and does not guarantee your selection.

Due to the demand and limited places, students who do not follow instructions to fill in the tryout form will not be able to progress to physical tryouts in week 7.

May the Force be with you,
Mr D. Huynh
MIC Fencing

Returning borrowed gear and clearing the COLA store room

All students who still have equipment borrowed from last Saturday’s match, please return by Wednesday 23/09/2020 lunchtime at the COLA.

Also, the COLA storeroom will be cleared on Wednesday for the start of Cricket Season. Please collect your bags if you have not already done so.

Thanks,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 19/09/2020 – NSWFA School Age Program – Team Competition Fixture 4:

For team and event details of this weekend’s fixture, please check:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2020-results/

A gentle reminder that all SBHS students are expected to wear appropriate SBHS sport uniform when representing our school in competitions. Please visit https://sbhsfencing.com/uniform/for-competitions/ for more information. Please remember to bring your SBHS sport jacket to wear for the medal presentations.

The address for the venue is:
NSW Fencing Centre
Sydney Corporate Park
190 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015

For those attending, please arrive at least 30 minutes before start time to sign in with the Director of Tournament (DT), get your name marked off by Mr Huynh and warm up before your match.

Note: Parents and spectators will not be allowed in due to Covid-19 policies. Fencers must leave upon conclusion of their event. We will have coaches and Mr Huynh attending for supervision and support this weekend.

All the best to our teams!
Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

End of 2020 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:
SBHS Fencing 2020 – End of season 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.

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

Beginner Fencers: Please remember to wash and return all borrowed fencing gear this Wednesday!

To all beginner Fencers who borrowed gear from the SBHS Fencing Program at the beginning of the season:

This is the last week of training so please remember to wash and dry your underplastron and jacket, as well as clean and wipe down your fencing mask before you bring it on Wednesday!

For more information on how to clean your gear, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/uniform/personal-fencing-gear/ 

Bring your gear on Wednesday for the after school training session. All items will be checked and signed off when they are returned. All gear must be clean before we place them in storage over the summer!

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday 12/09/2020 – NSWFA School Age Program – Team Competition Fixture 3:

For team and event details of this weekend’s fixture, please check:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2020-results/

A gentle reminder that all SBHS students are expected to wear appropriate SBHS sport uniform when representing our school in competitions. Please visit https://sbhsfencing.com/uniform/for-competitions/ for more information. Sabre fencers, please bring your SBHS sport jacket to wear for the medal presentations.

All new team members who have not already done so must ensure they have registered with NSWFA individually before competing on Saturday (you cannot do it on the day!). Link for registration is here:
https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=37122
Please select the ‘Junior Registered’ category. The cost of registration for the 2020 season is $45.

The address for the venue is:
NSW Fencing Centre
Sydney Corporate Park
190 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015

For those attending, please arrive at least 30 minutes before start time to sign in with the Director of Tournament (DT), get your name marked off by Mr Huynh and warm up before your match.

Note: Parents and spectators will not be allowed in due to Covid-19 policies. Fencers must leave upon conclusion of their event. We will have coaches and Mr Huynh attending for supervision and support this weekend.

All the best to our teams!
Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing