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OVERVIEW

Fencing.pngThe Fencing Academy was set up in Singapore Sports School in 2011. Student-athletes in the Fencing Academy enjoy many opportunities to compete overseas with top fencers in their age-group to up their game.

The Academy had the privilege of benefitting from visiting consultant Michael Marx, an 8-time US Foil champion and 5-time Olympian. Michael visited the Sports School in 2015 to validate the Fencing Academy’s programme and suggested improvements so as to raise the level of Fencing in Singapore.

Since the start of 2016, fencers have been able to maximise their training hours with a new dedicated fencing hall.


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ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Singapore Sports School's Fencing Academy has produced many national team representatives.

2018 Year of Induction Chern Ze Hou, Filzah Hidayah Binte Nor Anuar, Jared Ng Jun Heng, Max Neo Wei Kit, Megan Au Cheok Tung, Sean Elisah Koh Tze Li, Siti Nursuhailah Binte Selamat, Tee Zong Ren, Xavier Chan Jun Xi

2017 Year of Induction Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Eleanor Tan Shu Ya, Jean Koh, Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui, Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, Simon Lee Renjie, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin

2016 Year of Induction Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin, Chua Yi Jia, Lee Kar Moon, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn, Tan Weixuan, Yeo Jing Zhe

2015 Year of Induction Fong Zheng Jie

2014 Year of Induction Amita Berthier, Neville Lim Woon Juin, Ryan Ong Ren-An, Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

2013 Year of Induction Zachary Chen Yi

2012 Year of Induction Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

2007 Year of Induction Cheryl Lim

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2018 – 3rd Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Matthew James Lim Quan Rong

2018 – 18th Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier/ Tatiana Wong Yu Rong (Bronze Medal – Women's Foil Team), Cheryl Lim

2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur): Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin (Bronze Medal – Men's Sabre), Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Gold Medal – Women's Foil), Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan (Bronze Medal – Women's Foil)

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Cheryl Lim (Bronze Medal – Women's Epée Team), Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan (Gold Medal – Women's Foil Team)

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Cheryl Lim, Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

2014 – 11th Commonwealth Fencing Championships (Largs, Scotland): Cheryl Lim (Gold Medal – Women's Epee Team), Tatiana Wong Yu Rong (Gold Medal – Women's Foil Team)

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Zachary Chen Yi (Bronze Medal – Men's Epée Individual), Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

 

News

Amita Strikes Consistency In Junior World Cup
2018/2019 Junior Fencing World Cup – Havana, Udine Legs

Posted: 15 January 2019


Three months, three Junior World Cup meets, three podium finishes. Singapore’s No. 1 Women’s foilist’s latest bronze medal at the Udine Junior World Cup on 5 January 2019, an event in the 2018/2019 world Junior season, came exactly three weeks after her silver medal at the Havana Junior World Cup on 15 December 2018, and less than two months after she had clinched the gold at Guatemala.

Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier did not have an easy start at the Havana leg from 15 to 16 December. Upon arriving in Cuba, the 18-year-old Singaporean realised that her equipment had not followed her. Despite having to run around borrowing chest guard and weapon from opponents, Amita won four out of six bouts in the poules to advance into the knockout stage. En route to the Women’s Foil Final, Amita encountered Polish Aleksandra Jeglinska for the second time in the tournament, having lost to her in the Pools. However, this time, Amita made light work of her opponent, ending the match swiftly with only 3 points against her. Amita was eventually defeated by Canada’s Jessica Guo 12-15 in the gold-medal match.

A few weeks later at the Udine leg from 5 to 6 January, the former Singapore Sports School student-athlete also enjoyed a smooth run from the pools through to the Semi-Finals, save for a scare in the Round of 32 against Italian Martina Favaretto, the Women’s Junior Foil No. 1 fencer in the previous season. It was in the last four that the Singaporean’s path to the title was halted, falling 10-15 to local fencer Serena Rossini.

Amita’s consistent performances in recent competitions is a morale boost in her fencing career, following a historic bronze medal at the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games Women’s Foil Team event.



 

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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Learn-To-Fence Programme

Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy organises the Learn-To-Fence Programme throughout the year for interested primary school pupils. The outreach Programme introduces pupils to the sport through a curriculum covered in up to eight introductory sessions. The LTF curriculum is designed and delivered by Sports School coaches. Participants with potential are identified and are invited to attend weekly training sessions. The Fencing Academy uses this Programme as a platform for recruitment of students into the Sports School at Secondary 1.

MOE Junior Sports Academy

The Ministry of Education has contracted Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy to conduct the Fencing modules in the Junior Sports Academy Programme. The module, which lasts for 15 sessions, is designed and taught by Sport School coaches. Through the programme, coaches identify participants with potential to join the Sports School’s weekly Learn-To-Fence coaching sessions. Primary 4 and 5 pupils can sign up for the programme through MOE.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

Singapore Sports School student-athletes from the Fencing Academy have opportunities to compete at Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships at the World, Asian, Commonwealth and Southeast Asian levels through selection by Fencing Singapore.

Sports School's top performer at these competitions is alumna Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier, who won the Women's Cadet Foil bronze medal at the 2017 World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Challenge Wratislavia, Poland (Under 15)

The Challenge Wratislavia is one of the biggest Youth Competition in the world for Under 11 to U15 fencers in all weapons. In 2015, more than 2,200 fencers from more than 30 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe participated. Sports School’s top U13 and U15 fencers who are ranked among Singapore’s Top 6 Cadet (U17) fencers in each weapon were selected for the competition.
The high competitive level exposes our fencing student-athletes to different styles of fencing. The technical and tactical difficulty level of the Challenge Wratislavia increases from the Pools to Final stages.

Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup (Under 17)

Sports School sends its fencers for the Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup which sees participation from regional countries, such as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The top local Under-17 competition provides an additional platform for student-athletes to gain exposure through fencing with different opponents and strategies.

Hong Kong Under 14 Fencing Championships

The Fencing Academy sends its student-athletes for the Hong Kong Under 14 Fencing Championships. The tournament is the top Under-14 event in Asia that is open to international participation. The Academy uses the opportunity to simultaneously organise a competition cum training trip for its student-athletes.

Singapore Minime Fencing Championships (Under 14)

The Singapore Minime Fencing Championships, the country’s biggest Under-14 competition, sees close to 400 competitors participating yearly in the Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 categories. The age-group competition serves as a good sparring opportunity for Sports School student-athletes.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Lam Tai Fai College Overseas Training

The Fencing Academy inked a partnership deal with Lam Tai Fai College in Hong Kong to create more sparring opportunities for Singapore Sports School student-athletes. The training exchange between Sports School and Lam Tai Fai college seeks to expose fencers from both institutions to the different styles of fencing and strategy of competitors, while raising the standard and quality of fencing in the respective countries. Sports School student-athletes also have the chance to spar with natoinal youth fencers from the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

Korea National Junior Winter Training Camp

Singapore Sports School Fencing Academy sent its top 13 fencers to join the Korean National Junior Team in their training camp in January and February 2016. Sports School fencers who were in the national team, Top 6 in national ranking or have shown potential to be in the national team were selected for the training stint with the top eight Korean Under-20 fencers in each event, for boys and girls.

Top local provincial teams were invited to participate in the intensive training camp. This provided more sparring opportunities for student-athletes which will help them step up their game. The training camp served as a good preparation ground for Sports School fencers heading to the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships and World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships.

Sparring Sessions With Local Fencing Clubs

Sports School’s Fencing Academy regularly invites local fencing clubs to its premises to provide more sparring opportunities for its student-athletes. Sports School fencers get to spar with opponents of comparable or better abilities.

STAFF

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General Manager
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Head Coach
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Coach
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Kim Hayoung
Assistant Coach