UTS Fencers representing Australia

Congratulations go to UTS fencers Hayden Fitzgerald (Cadet Foil), Lishan Sung (Cadet and Junior Women’s Foil) and Eunice Fung (Junior Women’s Epee) who were selected for the Australian Team at the upcoming Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2010 to be held in Manila from 5 to 14 March 2010

We wish them and all the Australian Fencers well in the competition!

UTS Fencers goodwill training tour to Shanghai

Young UTS fencers visited Shanghai to train at the JingAn Sports High School and Shanghai Foil Centre in January 2010.

Patrick Daley, Robbie Snell and James Baker under the guidance of team manager Frank Bartolillo, spent two weeks training at Jiang District Sports School, which is the oldest & leading Sports School in Shanghai. Frank Bartolillo conducted footwork and fencing fitness classes daily, before the boys joined in school fencing sessions. The school’s experienced coaches offered individual lessons.

In the second week the boys were invited to train at the Shanghai Foil Training Centre. The SFTC team is ranked 3 in China and gave our fencers a serious workout over two full days. The excellent facilities and intensive training program at the SFTC were a great opportunity for our young fencers to start 2010 with strong performances.

Lishan Sung also spent two weeks in January training at the Shanghai Foil Centre in preparation for the Asian Cadet and Junior Championships in May.