Boys of all ages and skill levels are invited to Fence to improve their agility and coordination.

Newington Fencing Program

Fencing is a sport of tight, reflex actions, of combined skill of hand, eye and foot, where everything can change with the flick of a wrist.

The scoring of Foil Fencing is a count of “touches” on the opponent’s torso. It is a fast, vigorous sport requiring great agility on the part of the fencers.

Training and Competition

  • Boys of all ages and skill levels are invited to fence
  • Our coaches are accredited and experienced in developing fencers from beginner level to national finalist level
  • Our Head Coach is training some up-and-coming Olympic hopefuls as well as several National teams
  • All boys receive the best training techniques and mentorship from the coaches.

Newington College has a proud history in both results and the development of interschool fencing. The most important trophy: the A J Rae Shield, recognises the significant contribution made by our former Headmaster and the continuing support the school gives to the sport.

2016 Results

With 52 boys participating in the sport, this group has some excellent up and coming fencers to watch. A highlight of the season was when the boys walked away with two Silver and two Bronze in the Sabre competition.


In 2016 the Fencing program welcomed two new coaches, Antonio Signorello, (Head Coach of NSW Fencing Association) and Alexandra Andre (Assistant Head Coach).

Old Boy coaches Mr Simon Capon (ON 2011), Mr Jayce Carrano (ON 2014), Mr Adam Chew (ON 2015) and Mr Felix Shannon (ON 2015) for coached the boys throughout the season.