Late 1970’s

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

Return to Australia as Victorian State Director of Coaching

Return to Australia as Victorian State Director of Coaching

O'Brien Academy of Fencing Salle. L-R: Ernie Simon, Mtr. O'Brien, Greg Benko

O’Brien Academy of Fencing Salle. L-R: Ernie Simon, Mtr. O’Brien, Greg Benko

Mitzi Ferguson Fleching

Mitzi Ferguson Fleching

Mitzi Ferguson training with her coach Mtr. O'Brien

Mitzi Ferguson training with her coach Mtr. O’Brien

Greg Benko Fleching

Ernie Simon Fleching

Mitzi Ferguson Fleching

Mitzi Ferguson Fleching

Mitzi Ferguson in Action

Mitzi Ferguson in Action

Greg Benko and Ernie Simon at O'Brien Fencing Academy

Greg Benko and Ernie Simon at O’Brien Fencing Academy

Mitzi Ferguson

Mitzi Ferguson

Gimli Fencing Camp Manitoba Canada 1977 (Fencers and Coaches)

Gimli Fencing Camp Manitoba Canada 1977 (Fencers and Coaches)

Coaches at Gimli Camp L-R: John Harvey, Claude Sequen, Michael O'Brien (AUS), Gary Worsfield (AUS)

Coaches at Gimli Camp L-R: John Harvey, Claude Sequen, Michael O’Brien (AUS), Gary Worsfield (AUS)

Camp Director Gary Worsfield, Cathy Pavlovic, Mtr. O'Brien

Camp Director Gary Worsfield, Cathy Pavlovic, Mtr. O’Brien

Fencers relaxing

Fencers relaxing

Fencers finding time to swim

Fencers finding time to swim

Claude Sequen undoing the booty

Claude Sequen undoing the booty

Claude Sequen in his Masters Regalia

Claude Sequen in his Masters Regalia

Commonwealth Games 1978 and World Championship Team Members (Missing G. Farkashazy and M. Ferguson)

Commonwealth Games 1978 and World Championship Team Members (Missing G. Farkashazy and M. Ferguson)

Commonwealth Games 1978 Glasgow

Commonwealth Games 1978 Glasgow

Greg Benko and Pierre Harper (Controversy in decision making)

Greg Benko and Pierre Harper (Controversy in decision making)

On the Rostrum L-R: Ernie Simon, Pierre Harper, Michel Dessureault

On the Rostrum L-R: Ernie Simon, Pierre Harper, Michel Dessureault

Greg Benko

Greg Benko

Helen Smith

Commonwealth Games

Mitzi Ferguson Winner of the Helena Myer Championships Oakland California 1979. Helen Smith also finalist 4th place

Mitzi Ferguson

O'Brien Academy Members Nth. Balwyn

O’Brien Academy Members Nth. Balwyn

O'Brien Academy Members

O’Brien Academy Members

Coach and Pupil (OBA)

Coach and Pupil (OBA)

Future Champion Arieta Reeh 8 Years old with Coach O'Brien

Future Champion Arieta Reeh 8 Years old with Coach O’BrienOBA Club Members

Vanessa Burns, Samanda Clarke and Coach O'Brien

Vanessa Burns, Samanda Clark and Coach O’Brien

L-R: Maria Kelly, Vanessa Burns, Coach, Samanda Clarke

L-R: Maria Kelly, Vanessa Burns, Coach, Samanda Clark

OBA Fencers at Loreto Convent Fencing Salle

OBA Fencers at Loreto Convent Fencing Salle

OBA Fencers at Merton Hall

OBA Fencers at Merton Hall

Arlene Henry Competition at Merton Hall L-R: O'Brien, Vanessa Burns, Mrs Henry, Samanda Clarke

Arlene Henry Competition at Merton Hall L-R: O’Brien, Vanessa Burns, Mrs Henry, Samanda ClarkArlene Henry Competition

World Championships 1979 Melbourne - Greg Benko and Coach O'Brien

World Championships 1979 Melbourne – Greg Benko and Coach O’Brien

World Championships 1979 Melbourne Australian supporters L-R: Michael O'Brien, Neil Archibald, Robyn Chaplin, Kate Aherne, Liz Okalyi, Alex Kaufman, Gail Moody

World Championships 1979 Melbourne Australian supporters L-R: Michael O’Brien, Neil Archibald, Robyn Chaplin, Kate Aherne, Liz Okalyi, Alex Kaufman, Gail Moody

World Champions Ital. Vacarroni and Rus. Siderova

World Champions Ital. Vacarroni and Rus. Siderova

German World Champion

German World Champion Cornelia Hanisch

Mitzi Ferguson defeating Palm of Sweden

Mitzi Ferguson defeating Palm of Sweden

Chris Kypreos and Jane Alardice giving support

14 year old, Kate Coady & MItzi ferguson practising Loreto Convent Toorak.

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2 Responses to “Late 1970’s”

  1. Commonwealth Games 1978 and World Championship Team Members
    In this picture the girl in the white top is Kate.
    I have been wondering what happened to her but I could not remember her last name. Can you help
    Thankyou

  2. pierre harper – i know him well these days. Great picture of him mid complaint!

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