Pre-Nationals training day with Frank Bartolillo

Several ANU fencers recently participated in a one day training event with Australian Olympian, Commonwealth Gold medalist, and former Australian National Men's Foil and Sabre champion Frank Bartolillo.

Frank shared his expertise on preparation for competitions, his philosophy around setting goals, and stressed the importance of acting with good sportsmanship in everything that you do.

The fencers took part in a series of drills to exercise their fitness, agility, footwork, and bladework. He also oversaw a series of structured fencing bouts and gave feedback to the fencers.

ANU fencers came away energised for nationals. The ANU Fencing club also got a lot of good ideas for new drills and exercises to incorporate into training.

Thanks again to Frank for coming down from Sydney. Thanks also to ACTFA and to Maison Escrime for hosting and organising the event.

Some of the participants of the event with Frank

Some of the participants of the event with Frank