Fencing develops self-discipline, gross and fine motor skills, muscle coordination and powers of concentration. It is both an individual and team sport, relying on an individual’s skills and ability to complement each team member’s strengths to succeed in team bouts.
Since 1999, High has held at some time every State and National schoolboy title in the regular season of school competitions. We have been the National School Team Champions in Sabre in 2014 and 2015 and our Senior Epee Team won Silver in the National School Team Championships in 2014 and 2015.
High offers training in all three weapons (Foil, Sabre and Épée) with all new fencers starting in Foil. Students will have the opportunity to try other weapons at the recommendation of our coaches.
To participate in Fencing, students must be willing to commit to three training sessions per week (the timetabled sports session and two afternoon training sessions) as well as participate in the NSW School Fencing competitions.
Due to Fencing’s growing popularity and limited places, try-outs are conducted during the first few weeks of the winter sport sessions in term 1 to select the fencers for the season.