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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.

Monday 23/05/2022 – Parent Teacher Interviews – Squad Training starts earlier

As the school day ends earlier due to Parent Teacher Interviews on Monday 23/05/2022, 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 21/05/2022 – Fencing events for Foil, Sabre and Epee Squad Fencers

This coming Saturday we have the following events across 2 venues:

  1. NSWFA Roberta Nutt Shield Competition for Senior Foil, Sabre and Epee fencers (Pools and DEs)
    Venue: NSW Fencing Centre
  2. NSWSFL Epee Teams event
    Venue:
    St Andrew’s Cathedral School

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.

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/

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 14/05/2022 – Fencing events for Foil, Sabre and Epee Squad Fencers

This coming Saturday we have the following events happening across 2 venues:

  1. NSWSFL Epee Individual Round 4 (Finals) – Direct Elimination Rounds
    Venue: St Aloysius College
  2. NSWFA Roberta Nutt Shield Competition for Intermediate Foil, Sabre and Epee fencers (Pools and DEs)
    Venue: NSW Fencing Centre

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.

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/

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 07/05/2022 – Fencing events for Epee and Sabre Squad Fencers

This coming Saturday we have the following events happening across 2 venues:

  1. NSWSFL Epee Individual Round 3 for U14 and U16 Epee Squad Fencers:
    Venue:
    St Andrew’s Cathedral School
    Spectators are welcome, but must do so from the viewing gallery on the 8th floor.
  2. NSWFA Senior Sabre, Novice Sabre and Senior Epee School Championships:
    Venue:
    NSW Fencing Centre
    Proof of vaccination restrictions have been lifted. Spectators are now welcome but they request only one spectator per fencer attending.

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 distance wherever possible.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers 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)
  • 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.

No training on Wednesday 04/05/2022 due to teachers strike

As you may have heard, the teachers strike next Wednesday will impact our student attendance at school that day. After surveying our fencers during training today, there was insufficient interest to run a training session next Wednesday. Therefore, training will be cancelled for next Wednesday (04/05/2022).

I encourage all of our fencers to do some form of exercise at home that day to keep up your training routine.

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

Saturday 30/04/2022 – Fencing events for Foil, Epee and Sabre Squad Fencers

This Saturday we have 3 events happening across 3 venues:

  1. NSWSFL Foil Team Premiership Round 1 :
    Venue:
    SBHS COLA
    The SBHS Fencing Parent committee will be hosting morning tea for the fencers of the attending schools (SBHS, SGS, SICR and AAS). Spectators are welcome, but must remain outside the COLA fencing area.
  2. NSWSFL Epee Individual Round 2:
    Venue: St Andrew’s Cathedral School
    Spectators are welcome, but must do so from the viewing gallery on the 8th floor.
  3. NSWFA Sabre Intermediate School Championship:
    Venue: NSW Fencing Centre
    Proof of vaccination restrictions have been lifted. Spectators are now welcome but they request only one spectator per fencer attending.

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 distance wherever possible.

For the list of participating SBHS fencers and additional details about each event, please visit:
https://sbhsfencing.com/2022-results/

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)
  • 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.

Welcome back to Term 2!

We hope you had a safe, productive and restful break. We’re gearing up for a very busy start to Term 2 with a few concurrent events happening on the first Saturday of competitions/events. Details will be posted shortly.

We’re also aware that year 9 are on exams this week so will miss the after school training sessions as per examination exemption policy. However, if your study schedule permits, we strongly recommend and welcome your attendance to the extra training sessions. Studies have shown better academic outcomes over the long term when you make time for exercise along with your studies! A reminder that year 9 are expected to attend the school sport session on Thursday as this is not part of the exemption policy.

Another firm reminder that all Squad fencers are to sign up and pay for the NSWFA Junior Registered membership and email Mr Huynh with your membership number (eg. NSW-123) ASAP.

Thank you to those who have already completed the task. The fencers who have not yet done so run the risk of being scratched from the upcoming NSWFA competitions so please get it done right away!

Stay tuned for more information regarding this weekend’s events.
Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing

Holiday Training – Wednesdays 13/04/2022 and 20/04/2022

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 2 events.

Date: Wednesdays 13/04/2022 and 20/04/2022
Newbie Training Session: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

For our new 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 2!

Development fencers who wish to attend holiday training can join in on the Newbie Session.

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!

Cheers,
Mr Dat Huynh
MIC Fencing