The Olympic sport of fencing is one of the choices open to any boy who would like to try a challenging sport which is a little out of the usual. All three weapons (foil, epee and sabre) are fenced and BGS students have enjoyed success in state and national competitions.
Fencing requires tactical thinking, quick reflexes and technical knowledge, with strength and size being little or no advantage. BGS and BGGS fencers have enjoyed a long collaboration, frequently training together and entering the same competitions.
The sport is offered in term 2 to boys from Years 5 to 12. A sign-on is conducted and training begins with a camp during the Term 1 vacation period. After trials are conducted, the School enters teams in the Brisbane Secondary Schools Teams Championships which runs for six rounds on Saturday mornings during May and June. The venue for this competition is Yitsportz Gymnasium at the Yeronga Institute of TAFE, Villa Street, Yeronga. Following these championships are the State Age Titles in Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups. During the mid-year holidays, a large group of BGS fencers usually travel to the Australian Under 15 and Under 17 Championships in Sydney.
All boys who want to be part of a fencing team are accommodated. Boys who are involved in other activities on a Saturday morning may still be involved in fencing and work towards their bronze, silver and gold awards.
In season, further information on fencing, including training times, coaches and photographs, is available to the BGS community on MyGrammar.
The Master-in-Charge of Fencing is Mr Shaun Glastonbury
T +61 7 3834 5366