The Break

Fencing was one of those curious niche sports where a mid-level government executive like me, playing in his spare time, could claw his way up the gateway competitions, pay his blood money to his national federation, then take his chances against the best fencers in the world who did this for a living. … More The Break

Waratah

Sydney Sabre has gone into hibernation. We started preparing for this a month or so ago, when the first reports of COVID-19 escaping Wuhan hit the news. Initially, we hoped to be lucky – Australia is the lucky country – and catch the incoming cases as they were detected, like Taiwan or Singapore or Hong … More Waratah