Congratulations to both Lottie J (epee) and Ben T (foil) for reaching the last 8 in this year’s England Youth Championships held at the University of Hertfordshire near London. It is always challenging playing sport against the very best in the country and even more so when playing at the younger end of an older age group. This was the case for both our Year 7 fencers who only lost one bout all day – their quarter final! Lottie’s opponent would go on to finish second, having had the fight of her day against Lottie, only pulling away by three hits at the very end. Lottie finished 7th . Ben had an equally successful day finishing 5th overall with his opponent winning bronze in the end.
Last weekend Lottie participated in the Dunstan Epee Challenge in the U14 age group (making her even younger in the age range) and came away with bronze having won 9 victories in a grueling pool competition where she had 16 fights over the course of the day.
In the U10 Regional Championships, our younger fencers acquitted themselves very well, winning 8 medals between the five of them as the best fencers from Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire gathered to see who was best with the blade:
Joao Filipe R – Epee Gold and Foil Bronze
Arthur GR – Sabre Gold and Foil Silver
Hugo F – Epee Bronze
Georgia L – Epee Bronze
Olivia K – Sabre Gold and Epee Bronze
Congratulations to you all.
Matches came late this term as we hosted St Francis and travelled to Hatherop. New fencer and Squad Captain Elizabeth B did an excellent job, gathering her fencers and putting everything into her bouts.
Well done to you all on a great year and the best of luck to our fencers competing in the Hatherop Challenge this Sunday.