Thu 23rd May
Fencing has come to mean many different things – it can mean steel wires and wooden posts or it can be a digital barrier that captures data. It can also be good old fashioned fencing involving swords and suits.
It is the latter that has caught the imagination of thirty Townsville Grammar School students this term. For the last seven weeks they have been learning the finer arts of Fencing from their experienced tutor.
On Saturday, 24 November, the students will be putting all of their newly acquired skills to the test as they compete against each other to see who will be the ultimate winner.
Luckily, the modern Fencing Competition does not involve sabers and swords, but a much less brutal instrument – the epee.
Director of Sport at TGS, Peter Christie, was very pleasantly surprised at the uptake by students in this new sport, “One of our senior students came to us with the idea of spreading the joy of Fencing to other students in our School. Once we advertised this co-curricular option we actually ended up being over-subscribed for this year – such was the student enthusiasm. I’m actually really looking forward to the competition next Saturday to see firsthand how far the students have developed in their skill levels.”
Initial rounds of the competition will commence at 9:00am with finals concluding at 12:00pm.