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.

2018/2019 Results

The 2018 closed with The U16 and U18 Sabre and foil teams bringing home a variety of bronze silver and gold medals. The 2019 season has started with a member competing at the Under 20 Junior Nationals in Melbourne and winning a silver medal. Another member of the team currently trains with Australian cadet team.


The school is lucky enough to have two coaches that train Olympic hopefuls and National Champions. Alexandra Andre and Boston Fawkes (an Old Boy himself). They are ably assisted by Felix Shannon, Harrison Saunders, Tom Baker and Jack Murtough-Coombes, all Old Boys with a passion for the sport.