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Thursday 30/06/2022 – Teacher Strike – Fencing Training will run as per usual

Despite the teacher strike, Fencing training will run as per usual Thursday schedule:

Junior Training: 1:00pm to 3pm

Squad Training: 3:30pm to 5pm

As this is not a regular school day, attendance is voluntary. Senior squad fencers are encouraged to attend to prepare for the National Schools Competition next term.

All coaches are still scheduled on to run the sessions.
Mr Huynh will be supervising.

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Monday 27/06/2022 – Parent Teacher interviews – Squad Training starts earlier

As the school day ends earlier due to Parent Teacher Interviews on Monday 27/06/2022, Squad Fencers can access the COLA for Fencing training from 2:45pm. Coach Kevin Chen will be in charge of managing the training session as Mr Huynh will be attending to parent teacher interviews. Training still goes to 5pm. Squad Fencers, please assist the coaches to set up at the beginning of training and help pack up at the end of training. Mr Huynh will check in with the fencers during his breaks.

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues or questions and thanks for your cooperation!

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh

Saturday 25/06/2022 – Newbie Trophy Competition updated

This coming Saturday we are starting the Newbie Trophy Competition for our year 7 and 8 beginner fencers in Sabre and Foil. We aim to get through Pools and some of the early rounds of Direct Eliminations for all three weapons.

In consultation with the Epee coach, the Epee beginner fencers will be completing their Newbie Trophy pool matches during the timetabled training sessions and so are not required to compete this Saturday. This provides a safer environment for our fencers within the limited training space and resources. However, Epee beginner fencers are still welcome to attend this Saturday as spectators.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers, start times and additional details about each event, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2022-results/ and check the Fencing calendar: https://sbhsfencing.com/school-competitions/calendar/

Venue: SBHS COLA

Time: 8:00am start and conclude by 12:00pm
Fencers should aim to arrive 30 minutes before start time (aim for 7:30am) to warm up and get ready for their competition. Remember to bring your fencing gear, a towel and water bottle. School sport uniform is expected attire for any school sporting event!

Squad fencers will be called upon to volunteer as referees and/or mentors. If referees and mentors wish to do a bit of free fencing after the conclusion of the Newbie Trophy event, I am allocating about an hour of free fencing to about 1pm so please remember to bring your gear if you’d like to fence! Coaches may join in for a bit of friendly bouting.

Cheers,
Mr Huynh
MIC Fencing

Saturday and Sunday 18-19/06/2022: Australian Schools Intermediate Championships in Canberra

This coming weekend we have the Australian Schools Intermediate Championships held in Canberra.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers, start times and additional details about each event, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2022-results/ and check the Fencing calendar: https://sbhsfencing.com/school-competitions/calendar/

We wish our junior fencers all the best in their events!
Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Junior Squad Fencers attending Canberra Nationals – internal equipment check

To all junior fencers attending the National event in Canberra:

It is advised to have your equipment inspected and checked at school (we have testing equipment) before they are checked in Canberra as anything that doesn’t pass the inspection in Canberra cannot be used in the competition.

Louise (our assistant fencing armourer) will be at school on Wednesday and Thursday this week during the training sessions to assist you with your equipment checks. Please remember to bring in your electrical gear and weapons if you’d like to have them checked.

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

Queen’s Birthday long weekend – holiday training for Monday 13/06/2022

After polling students on their interest and discussion with coaches who are keen to help out, we have decided to run a Squad training session as per usual training time on Monday 13/06/2022. This is primarily to help out our squad fencers to prepare for their upcoming competitions.

Date: Monday 13/06/2022

Time: 3:30pm to 5pm

Coaches attending: Kevin and Lachlan

This is a voluntary training session for squad fencers. All squad fencers are welcome to attend.

Supervision will be provided by Mr Huynh.

Please contact Mr Huynh if there are any issues.

Try Weights for Junior Fencers this Thursday 09/06/2022

Junior fencers are required to attend Try Weights during junior sport on Thursday 09/06/2022.

Year 7 (1pm to 2pm): Please go straight to the Weights Room in the SBHS Gymnasium where Kurt Rich will run you through the Try Weights program. If you wish, you can leave your bags at the COLA as you will be returning to Fencing training at 2pm. Fencing roll call will be held at 2pm in the COLA for year 7 fencers.

Year 8 & 9 (2pm to 3pm): Attend Fencing roll call as per usual and continue with Fencing training until 2pm. You will then move off to the weights room in the Gym where Kurt Rich will run the Try Weights program. If you wish, you can leave your bags at the COLA and pick them up when the program ends at 3pm.

Please remember to bring a water bottle to Try Weights and let me know if there are any issues or questions.

Cheers,
Mr Huynh

Saturday 04/06/2022 – NSWFA AJ Rae School Teams Senior Competition (All weapons)

This coming Saturday we have the NSWFA AJ Rae School Teams Competition for Senior fencers.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers and team composition, start times and additional details about each event, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2022-results/ and check the Fencing calendar: https://sbhsfencing.com/school-competitions/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.
  • If you are running late or know you’re going to be absent for the event, please email Mr Huynh ASAP.

As per sensible hygiene measures, we strongly recommend all attending persons to wear a face mask (unless you’re actively fencing) and to maintain social distancing wherever possible.

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

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

Saturday 28/05/2022 – NSWFA AJ Rae School Teams Intermediate Competition (All weapons)

This coming Saturday we have the NSWFA AJ Rae School Teams Competition for Intermediate fencers.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers and team composition, start times and additional details about each event, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2022-results/ and check the Fencing calendar: https://sbhsfencing.com/school-competitions/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.
  • If you are running late or know you’re going to be absent for the event, please email Mr Huynh ASAP.

As per sensible hygiene measures, we strongly recommend all attending persons to wear a face mask (unless you’re actively fencing) and to maintain social distancing wherever possible.

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

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

COLA will be inaccessible on Thursday and Friday this week

I was notified earlier today that there are plans to replace the roofing of the COLA and that works will start on Thursday 26/05/2022 and hopefully finish by Friday this week. The COLA will be inaccessible while the works are being conducted.

As such, Thursday training will be moved to the outdoor basketball courts. Furthermore, all students who have stored gear in the storage room are asked to move it out by tomorrow if you wish to have access to your gear for training and competition this weekend.

All Intermediate Squad fencers are asked to organise gear borrowing ASAP for the upcoming team comp this weekend. Please see Mr Huynh to arrange this.

Preliminary Intermediate team lists have been published on the Results page.

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