Sydney Boys High School Fencing


All Sports have been suspended at SBHS until further notice

We have been informed that all SBHS sports sessions are suspended until further notice.

As we are transitioning to online learning, please ensure you make some time for physical activity in your daily routine at home to maintain a healthy mind and body.

There are many resources online to help you with your fencing training at home. One of my particular favourites for fencing tips and footwork exercises is this YouTube channel:

Fencer’s Edge YouTube Channel

Stay curious, active, and safe.
Please feel free to contact me if there are any issues or questions.

Mr D. Huynh
MIC Fencing

U14 Foil Squad Trials postponed due to policy of no after school training.

Please note that the U14 Foil Squad trials have been postponed until further notice.

As per school policy, all after school training sessions have been suspended until further notice.

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

-D. Huynh
MIC Fencing

Update regarding After School Fencing Training and Saturday Fencing Activities

Hi all,

This message is to inform you of the current developments affecting the SBHS Fencing Program and Saturday fencing activities so we can plan accordingly.

We were recently informed about the DET directive for schools to adopt social distancing measures:

“All major arts, sports and initiative activities and events will temporarily be ceased until further notice. This includes whole-school sporting events and inter-school events involving three or more schools.”

Our school is currently reviewing our procedures and planning accordingly as the situation develops.

The following school policies are now in effect:

  • All after school training has been suspended until further notice (all sports affected).
  • All Saturday sports (fixtures, competitions) has been suspended until further notice (all sports affected).
  • Students can continue to attend timetabled sport (Seniors on Wed 1pm – 3pm, Juniors on Thurs 1pm – 3pm).

We will update you with information as we become aware of any changes to the plans in place for the SBHS Fencing program.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any issues or questions.

Best regards,

Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Junior Fencing Try Outs: Thursday Sport and after school for Year 7 fencers (3:30pm to 5pm)

Junior Fencing try outs begin during Junior Sport on Thursday (19/03/2020).
Training starts at 1pm at the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area, i.e. The cricket nets). Please be on time for roll call.

The year 7 try out session continues after school from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Please bring a water bottle, wear sport uniform and appropriate shoes.

May the Force be with you.

Mr D Huynh
MIC Fencing

U19 and U16 Foil Squad Trials: Monday 16/03/2020 @ 3:30pm to 5pm and continue Wednesday 18/03/2020 @ 3:30pm to 5pm

Welcome to the start of the 2020 Fencing Season!

With a packed schedule of training and activities this season, we don’t have much time to waste.

U19 and U16 Foil Squad Trials begin on Monday (16/03/2020) after school (3:30pm to 5pm) in the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area, A.K.A The Cricket Nets).

The trials will continue Wednesday 18/03/2020 after school (3:30pm to 5pm).

Please bring your fencing gear and be ready for electric fencing. Trials will be ongoing until all Squad positions are filled.

Activities will consist of commitment and focus, fitness, fencing and reffing ability.

Please contact Mr Huynh ASAP if you are unable to attend.

May the Force be with you,

Mr D Huynh
MIC Fencing

SBHS Fencing 2020 Season Tryout form

To all SBHS students,

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

Please have this task completed by Friday 06/03/2020 as we need time to plan resources and set up pools for Squad tryouts in week 8.

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 8.

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

Orientation Day – Expression of Interest for new students who are considering Fencing as a Winter Sport option in 2020

Hi there!

Thank you for your interest in the Fencing program for the 2020 Winter Sport season.

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

Fencing 2020 – Expression of Interest for new students

NOTE: Please only fill in this form if you are a new student to the school in 2020.

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

Reimbursement process for NSWFA entry fees

To receive your reimbursement for a NSWFA Individual Competition entry fee, please follow these instructions:

  1. Have a copy of the receipt as proof of payment.
  2. Have the bank account details of where you want the reimbursement paid ready.
  3. Send an email with a copy of the receipt and bank account details (clearly listing the following: your full name, roll class, full amount to be reimbursed) to the office staff in charge of organising this reimbursement.

Please use the following subject heading (for ease of organisation):
SBHS Fencing – Reimbursement for competition entry fee
The email should be addressed to both of these people and CC me as well:

Annette Dilling (
Caroline White (
Please also CC Dat Huynh (

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

Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

NSWSFL Epee Individual Competition Term 4 (Optional for SBHS Fencers)

St Aloysius and St Andrew’s Cathedral School coordinators are planning a series of Epee Individual competitions this term. They have invited all schools to participate.

More information can be found here:

As SBHS currently only runs Fencing as a Winter Sport, participation is entirely voluntary.

If you’d like to participate, please inform me via email ASAP. There is no cost to this event.

Please note: you must clear the relevant dates with your Summer Sport MIC (as this takes priority).

Please contact me if there are any questions or issues.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

School Fencing Equipment return on Monday 23/09/19 at Lunch 1

All students who still have outstanding school fencing gear, please return them and get your name signed off on Monday 23/09/19 at Lunch 1. Please be at the COLA at the start of Lunch and don’t be late.

We cannot do stock take until all items are returned.

Please see Mr Huynh if there are any issues.

Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing