Please, go to the event page to find out more
U10, U12, U14, U16. Age as at 1 January 2017. Fencers may enter an age group higher than their age but cannot move age groups within the series
Saturday – Sunday 4th-5th February 2017
Venue: SportsDock, University of East London (Docklands Campus), London E16 2RD (Home of Newham Swords Fencing Club).
Closing Date: Midnight Friday, 27th January 2017
Entry Fee: £31.00 » Late entry/late payment fee: £39 » Late entries at the discretion of the Organiser
Entry is through Sport:80
On the weekend of November 19-20, we have successfully wrapped up the 2016 Newham Junior Challenge Series. Over the four events, we were proud to host more than 220 young fencers who fought with passion and determination. We would like to thank, once again, all participating fencers and their parents and couches, referees, DT and armoury, as well as our own Newham Swords coaches, parents and volunteers whose support was invaluable in ensuring the events ran smoothly.
We would also like to congratulate all the individual events winners, and especially the overall Series Winners:
U10 Girls: Verity Sampson » U12 Girls: Scarlett Meurisse » U14 Girls: Teagan Williams-Stewart » U16 Girls: Emilija Lukaite
U10 Boys: Aarav Chaudhari » U12 Boys: David Sosnov » U14 Boys: Dominic Sampson » U16 Boys: Benjamin Udrzal
Well done, we hope to see you all in 2017!
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U10 Girls category: 1st Verity Sampson (also overall Series winner), 2nd Nathalie Culkin, 3rd Maddi Beard and Amelie Tsang
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U12 Girls category: 1st Olivia Attias, 2nd Scarlett Meurisse (also overall Series winner), 3rd Martha Bird and Sofia Emily Committeri
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U14 Girls category: 1st Teagan Williams-Stewart (also overall Series winner), 2nd Phoebe Dolan, 3rd Madeleine Gale and Rhiannon Hales
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U16 Girls category: 1st Amanda Mond, 2nd Emilija Lukaite (also overall Series winner), 3rd Alexandra Harrison and Jeanne Royer
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U10 Boys category: 1st Samuelis Savickas, 2nd Tomi Fric, 3rd George Keogh and Mikhel Archer
Overall Series Winner: Aarav Chaudhari (not pictured)
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U12 Boys category: 1st Li Leo Lim, 2nd Charlie Robbins, 3rd Francois de Robert Hautequere and Edward Scott Payne
Overall winner: David Sosnov (second left)
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U14 Boys category: 1st Oliver Strange, 2nd Harry Gray, 3rd Dominic Sampson (also overall Series winner) and Milo Davidson
Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 4 winners in the U16 Boys category: 1st Benjamin Udrzal (also overall Series winner), 2nd Theo McGlone, 3rd Miles Dobinson
Entries are now open through Sport:80 for the Newham Winter BRC Cadet Foil, taking place on Saturday 10th December 2016. This event is nominated for cadet national ranking points for the 2016-2017 season.
The tournament is a Cadet event and is therefore open to all male and female fencers who are under 17 on 1st January 2017 but who were at least 11 years old on 1 January 2016. Fencers must be members of British Fencing on the date of the event.
Click below for more information and to enter.
Newham Winter 2016 BRC Cadet Foil
To all fencers, parents and coaches – we are excited to announce the dates of the 2017 Newham Junior Challenge Series events and the dates of the Summer Fencing Camp. Please save the dates and look out for registration details for the Junior Series on our website and Facebook page – coming soon!
Event 1 – February 4-5, 2017
Event 2 – March 25-26, 2017
Event 3 – May 13-14, 2017
Event 4 – June 24-25, 2017
Newham Summer Fencing Camp – July 24 – 27, 2017
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Newham next year!
Thank you everyone for taking part in the final event of the 2016 Newham Swords Junior Challenge on November 19-20, and for buying tickets in the raffle. The lucky winners are:
1st prize – Beats Solo 2 headphones go to Casper Romer (ticket no. 153)
2nd prize – Two free entries into 2017 Newham Swords Junior Challenge events go to Barbora (ticket no. 98)
3rd prize – Fencing hoodie goes to Chris (ticket no. 200)
4th prize – Fencing hoodie goes to Sarah P. (ticket no. 51)
5th prize – Box of chocolates goes to Wai (ticket no. 104)
Congratulations and see you all next year!
Newham Swords team
Five of Newham Swords talented Youth Squad took a total of five medals between them at the Newham Leon Paul Junior Series Event at the end of June.
In the U15 Girls, GB U17 and U23 National Champion, Emilija Lukaite, took gold whilst England International, Georgia Silk, took a bronze. In the U15 Boys, Benjamin Urdzal remained undefeated throughout the day before taking gold. In the U13 Girls, Sophie Tsang, took bronze. In the U9 and U11 Boys, Khalam Contractor set a personal best by taking gold and silver respectively.
Pierre and Linda with the medalists of LPJS Newham, (from left) Georgia, Khalam and Sophie.
“These results mean that our Newham Swords Youth Squad have now collected a total of 25 medals in June alone – an incredible achievement by an exceptionally talented young group of fencers”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.
COACHES: Olympic Fencers and GB Coaches, PIERRE HARPER AND LINDA STRACHAN
DATE/TIMES: Monday 24th October to Thursday 27th October
10.30AM to 4.30PM each day EXCEPT Wednesday 10am to 1pm
VENUE: SPORTSDOCK, UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, LONDON E16 2RD
COST: £59 per day. £35 for Wednesday or £190 for 4 days (10% reduction)
AGE RANGE: 9 – 20 years
ABILITY: Aimed at fencers (foilist only) of all levels who have a minimum of one year fencing experience
CLOTHING: Fencers are expected to provide their own fencing equipment
DRINK/FOOD: Fencers area asked to bring a packed lunch and sufficient drink for the course. Vending machines and a restaurant are available at the venue.
AIM OF CAMP
- To improve fencing fitness
- Develop technique eg footwork and bladework
- Provide advice on training for competitions/season planning
- Develop use of strategies for sparring
- Prepare for the new season
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 50 FENCERS AND WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
To register for the camp, please click here.
The 2016 Final of the Newham Swords Junior Challenge is OPEN for entry!
This is the last chance to gain the points needed to win the Challenge Trophies for the 2016 series.
The Competition has also been nominated as an England Fencing Selection event!
In addition Linda & Pierre are running a Training Camp over the October Half term.