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.

2018 Results

With 68 fencers, the 2018 season is off to a great start. Results so far include: U18 Sabre: Gold and Bronze U16 Sabre: Silver U18 Foil: Bronze One fencer from the U18’s foil is ranked 6th in U20’s foil.


The school is lucky enough to have three coaches that train Olympic hopefuls and National Champions. Antonio Signorello (Head Coach), Alex Andre, (Assistant Head Coach) and Boston Fawkes (an Old Boy himself) and ably assisted by another Old Boy Felix Shannon. Our three main coaches regularly train outside of the centre at Alexandria.