1973-1975

(c) Maitre d’Armes Michael A. O’Brien. Use only with permission.

New Talent 1973: Lesley Steeman, Mitzi Ferguson

New Talent 1973: Lesley Steeman, Mitzi Ferguson

New Fencers Lesley and Mitzi

New Fencers Lesley and Mitzi

Mitzi Practising Fleche Attack

Mitzi Practising Fleche Attack

Coach O'Brien's Juniors at St. Thomas School Blackburn, Melb.

Coach O'Brien's Juniors at St. Thomas School Blackburn, Melb.

Initial Lessons for Maree Broek, Elizabeth Blackie, Wendy Searle

Initial Lessons for Maree Broek, Elizabeth Blackie, Wendy Searle

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. including starts, run throughs and batton changing

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. including starts, run throughs and batton changing

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. with Coach O'Brien

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. with Coach O'Brien

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. with Coach O'Brien

Fencing Preparation training at little Aths. with Coach O'Brien

L-R: Wendy Searle, Elizabeth Blackie, Allison Alexander, Maree Broek. Rear: Their Coach O'Brien and Federation President Robyn Chaplin

L-R: Wendy Searle, Elizabeth Blackie, Allison Alexander, Maree Broek. Rear: Their Coach O'Brien and Federation President Robyn Chaplin

First coach to star fencers Helen Smith and Sandra Gibson

Stuart Tait First coach to elite fencers Helen Smith and Sandra Gibson at Mitchum High School

News Item for Greg Benko

News Item for Greg Benko

Greg Benko World Finalist Under 20 Madrid

Greg Benko World Finalist Under 20 Madrid 5th placing

Marion Exelby(Gray) again Silver Medalist Commonwealth Championships 1974 Ottawa but then representing North of Ireland

Marion Exelby(Gray) again Silver Medalist Commonwealth Championships 1974 Ottawa but then representing North of Ireland

Olympians training Left Greg Benko Right Marion Exelby

Olympians training Left Greg Benko Right Marion Exelby

New "Kids" on the block

New "Kids" on the block L-R: Mitzi Ferguson, Lesley Steeman, Kate Coady

Mitzi Ferguson and Kate Coady

Mitzi Ferguson and Kate Coady

One Comp. Too Many results in reptured achilles

One Comp. Too Many results in reptured achilles

Wayne State University Fencers (Detroit)

Wayne State University Fencers (Detroit) L-R: Alwyn Wardle, Greg Benko and fellow student

Australian Championships 1973 Mitzi Ferguson

Australian Championships 1973 Mitzi Ferguson

J. Kamuti and G. Benko

J. Kamuti and G. Benko

Australian Championships 1973

Australian Championships 1973Australian Championships 1973

L-R: Ernie Simon, Colin Matthews, Alex Mongrovious, Chris Kypreos, Neil Hicks, John Sheppard

L-R: Ernie Simon, Colin Matthews, Alex Mongrovious, Chris Kypreos, Neil Hicks, John Sheppard

Australian Foil Championships 1974 G. Lorenzoni Italian Champion 1st, Helen Smith 2nd, Christine McDougal 3rd, Mitzi Ferguson 4th

Australian Foil Championships 1974 G. Lorenzoni Italian Champion 1st, Helen Smith 2nd, Christine McDougal 3rd, Mitzi Ferguson 4th


3 Responses to “1973-1975”

  1. Cannot believe a friend found this and alerted me Lesley Steeman ( now Barina!!) Absolutly amazing and so fun to see once again SO MANY years later. Very fond memories and YES ! I can still fence!

  2. Great photos, Maree Broek is my mother. Lovely to see some photos of her when she was younger.

    • A Happy Christmas Rachael and especially to Maree and Paul I think There is a Helen in there somewhere too ,but Old men can have poor memories Michael O”Brien

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