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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 that is designed and delivered by Sports School coaches. Students who are good movers, quick thinkers, go-getters and are fearless are welcomed to register for this programme. 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.

Target Audience: Primary 3 to 6 students, Singapore citizens

Dates For Trials: November and December 2020

Training Period: January to December 2021

Contact Details:
Ms Loo Zhao Rong Luan (General Manager, Fencing Academy)

MOE JUNIOR SPORTS ACADEMY (JSA)

The Ministry of Education has contracted Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy to conduct the Fencing modules in the Junior Sports Academy (JSA) 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.

ASIAN CADET CIRCUIT

The Asian Cadet Circuit was started by the Fencing Confederation of Asia in 2017 with competitions in several Asian countries. Since its inception, our student-athletes have consistently participated in the Asian Cadet Circuit stops organised in China, Taipei and Thailand each year. Our student-athletes also participate in the stop organised locally by Fencing Singapore.

FENCING SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL

Sports School sends its fencers for the Fencing Singapore International, which sees participation from regional countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. This competition offers very good exposure to high-level senior athletes, which is especially beneficial for our older student-athletes.


Special Programmes

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.