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Junior World Championship Team Bronze for Raj and Jai

GB Number 1, Jai Birch, and fellow GB U20 International, Rajan Rai made history by taking a Team bronze at the 2016 Junior World Fencing Championships, held in France. They fenced with sheer guts and determination to beat the World number 1 ranked junior team, the USA, in the last 8 before losing to the eventual gold medalists, Japan, in the last 4.

Raj and Jai making the semi finals of the Team Event

Raj and Jai making the semi finals of the Team Event [Click image for larger version]

Jai after winning hit

Jai after getting the winning hit for the team in their fight for the bronze medal.

They then went on to beat Latvia in the fight off for bronze for a fantastic end to their season and junior careers. Rajan and Jai now move on to seniors. Well done Raj and JaI!!

Raj, Jai and the team

Raj (second left) and Jai (right) with their Bronze Junior World Championship Team

Congratulations also to Newham Swords Head Coach, Pierre Harper, who played a major part in this result having worked hard with Jai for the last ten years and with Raj for the last 6. Pierre can now add this outstanding achievement to the silver medal gained by the GB Men’s Foil Team at the 2010 Cadet European Championships, the bronze medal gained by the GB Men’s Foil Team at the 2013 Junior European Championships, and the gold and silver individuals medals won by Paul Wedge and Tony Bartlett at the 2016 World Veteran Championships – a truly World Class coach!! Well done Pierre!!

Tony and Paul with their medals for veterans

Tony Barlett (left) and Paul Wedge with their gold and silver medals from the 2015 World Veteran Championships.

Newham Swords Younger Fencers Triumph Yet Again

Following the huge success gained at the British Youth Championships and the U10 National Championships, where England International, Amanda Mond, and rising star, Khalam Contractor, took gold and bronze respectively, Newham Swords younger fencers were at it again when ten of them won fourteen medals between them in one weekend!!

At the London Youth Games, Teagan Williams-Stewart, Keir Adeleke, Abubakr Samba Bah and Jamiel Contractor all took bronze for Newham in the Junior category and silver overall, whilst Amanda Mond took gold in the Senior age group.

Pierre (left) and Linda (right) with the Newham fencers who represented the club at the London Youth Games.

Pierre (left) and Linda (right) with the Newham fencers who represented the club at the London Youth Games.

“The Junior team’s result is an incredible achievement given the fact that this was their first appearance at the London Youth Games, and the fact that they were one of the youngest teams in the competition”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

On the same day, at the Welsh National Leon Paul Junior Series Event, promising young fencer, Tomi Fric and England International, Geogia Silk, each took silver in the U11 Boys and U15 Girls respectively. “The result gained by Tomi represents a personal best as he has never got further than a bronze, whilst Geogia’s result now means that she moves up to the top of the U15 Girls rankings of the National Leon Paul Junior Series.

Tomi Fric and Georgia Silk with Linda and Pierre.

Tomi Fric and Georgia Silk with Linda and Pierre.

These fencers will now prepare for the Newham National Leon Paul Junior Series Tournament (taking place next weekend), and the Newham National Junior Series Event (taking place next month).

Newham Swords Younger Fencers Gain Yet More Medals!!

Khalam Contractor, aged just 8, set a personal best when he took bronze at the National U10 Championships, held in Shropshire on May 15, 2016. He remained undefeated throughout the day, before losing his only fight in the semi-final. This result means that Khalam has now taken a total of one gold, a silver and four bronzes this season. “Khalam is an exceptionally talented young fencer who has a very promising fencing career ahead of him”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.
Teagan, Khalam and Georgia with their medals

Newham Swords coaches with Teagan, Khalam and Georgia

Newham Swords second medal came from Teagan Williams-Stewart who, despite being only 14 years of age, won the Eastern Region Senior Championships and Best Cadet Award. “What an amazing result for a 14 year old, given that she is still only a cadet fencing against senior fencers”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.
Swords third medal of the same weekend came from England International, Georgia Silk, who took gold in the U13 Age Group, at the Scotland National Leon Paul Junior Series Event.
All three fencers will now prepare for the Newham National Leon Paul Junior Series Event which takes place at Sports Dock at the end of June.

Throwback Friday

We just came across this Dunhill aftershave commercial back from 1988, featuring our head coach Pierre Harper (on the right), then 31 years old!

Apparently he almost missed his plane departing for the Seoul Olympics due to the shooting of this video 🙂

A winning weekend for Teagan

Teagan Williams-Stewart took gold last weekend at the Eastern Region Senior Championships and also won the Best Cadet Performance Award. Congratulations, Teagan!

Gold for Teagan at the Eastern Region Senior Women´s Foil

Teagan (second left) – the new Eastern Region Senior Women’s Foil Champion and Best Cadet

 

Khalam takes bronze at the 2016 U10 British Youth Championships

Well done to Khalam Contractor who took a bronze medal at the National U10 Championships, held in Shropshire. This performance represents a personal best for Khalam who has now won a total of one gold, a silver and four bronze medals this season. Khalam will now prepare for the Newham LPJS competition taking place next month, and the Newham Junior Series Event, taking place in July.

Khalam wins bronze at the 2016 U10 BYCs

Khalam with Linda and Pierre after winning bronze at the 2016 U10 British Youth Championships

Newham Swords Take Three Trophies at Newham National Junior Series Event

Newham Swords Fencing Club achieved the best results of any club in the country when four of its members took a total of three golds, a silver and a bronze at the Newham National Junior Series Event, held at Sports Dock.

GB U17 International, Emilija Lukaite, and fellow international, Benjamin Urdzal both remained undefeated throughout the day before winning the U16 Girls and U16 Boys respectively whilst Teagan Williams-Stewart set a personal best when taking the U14 Girls trophy. Yet more success was achieved in the U10 Boys Age group when Tomi Fric took silver (his fourth medal of the season) and Khalam Contractor bronze (his fourth medal of the season so far).

Linda and Pierre with Newham Swords fencers and their trophies.

Linda and Pierre with Newham Swords fencers and their trophies. From left: Linda, Teagan, Emilija, Khalam, Tomi, Benjamin, Pierre

 “It is great to see our next generation of talented fencers do so well in national junior competitions”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

Newham’s Younger Fencers Have a Great Weekend

Newham Swords took four trophies last weekend when Amanda Mond won the U14 British Youth Championships in Sheffield, Eleanor Knox won the U14 Academy Youth Cup (AYC) and Tomi Fric took gold in both the U10 and U12 boys categories at the AYC.

“What a fantastic weekend for our younger fencers. The results are thoroughly deserved given the amount of hard work they are putting into their training”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.

Amanda Mond with Linda

Amanda with her trophy and gold medal after winning the U14 girls BYC.

Eli Know with her AYC trophy

Eleanor Knox won the U14 girls Academy Youth Cup in London

Tomi with AYC trophies

Tomi Fric with his two trophies and medals for the U10 and U12 boys at the Academy Youth Cup.

Newham Junior Challenge Series – Event 2 – Results

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  SAMPSON  Verity  KENILWORTH
 2  TSANG  Amelie  SHORTLANDS
 3  AMORE  Victoria  SUSSEX HOUSE
 3  JONES  Sophia  BRENTWOOD
 5  GENIESER  Matilda  SUSSEX HOUSE
 6  BREDAHL  May  BLACKHEATH
 7  BEARD  Maddi  BRYANT BLADES
 8  LESLIE  Chloe  BRENTWOOD SCH
 9  WILLIAMS  Phoebe  COBHAM
 10  CULKIN  Nathalie  SALLE PAUL
 11  YANICELLI  B.B.  BATTERSEA FOIL
 12  SHAW  Charlotte  FIGHTING FIT


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  MEURISSE  Scarlett  COBHAM FC
 2  APPLEBY-PRINCE  Celena  SALLE OXON
 3  ATTIAS  Olivia  SALLE OXON
 3  GEORGE  India  SALLE OXON
 5  FLANAGAN  Iyla  BATTERSEA FOIL
 6  TSANG  Sophie  NEWHAM SWORDS
 7  CASTILLO-BERNAUS  Katie  BATTERSEA FOIL
 8  TURNBULL  Eleanor  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 9  YANICELLI  Sloane  BATTERSEA FOIL
 10  CINTOLESI  Frida  SALLE OXON
 11  JEROME  Elizabeth  SALLE BOSTON
 12  GEORGE  Grace  SALLE OXON
 13  GOLDFISCHER  Marcela  COBHAM FC
 14  BARNES  Erin  CAMBRIDGE SWORD


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  WILLIAMS-STEWART  Teagan  NEWHAM SWORDS
 2  DOLAN  Phoebe  FCL
 3  QUELCH  Abigail  SALLE OXON
 3  THOMPSON  Holly  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 5  GAVAUDAN  Manon  ESCRIME ACADEMY
 6  BULMAN  Imogen  ALDERSHOT
 7  MIDDLETON  Amelia  SALLE PAUL
 8  EDGECLIFFE-JOHNSON  Imogen  ALDERSHOT
 9  KNOX  Eleanor  NEWHAM
 10  MACEY  Charlotte  SALLE PAUL


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  LUKAITE  Emilija  NEWHAM SWORDS
 2  HARRISON  Alexandra  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 3  BIRD  Liy  FCL
 3  SMYTH  Hannah  DRAGON
 5  OWEN  Georgia  BISHOPCHALLONER

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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  CHAUDHARI  Aarav  ELTHAM ALLEZ
 2  FRIC  Tomi  NEWHAM SWORDS
 3  CONTRACTOR  Khalam  NEWHAM SWORDS
 3  HILLS  George  INVICTA
 5  SAVICKAS  Samuelis  ALLEZ FENCING
 6  LESLIE  Jacob  BRENTWOOD SCH
 7  HEALY  Sacha  FCL
 8  TURNER  Ben  ZFW
 9  KEOGH  George  SALLE PAUL
 10  COLSTON  Jack  WICKFORD
 11  DAKIN  Ethan  BUCCANEERS
 12  LUC  Wai Hung  NEWHAM SWORDS
 13  REBONATO-SCOTT  Sebastiano  SALLE BOSTON
 14  COLLIER  Nathan  SALLE OXON
 15  THOMPSON  Alastair  SUSSEX HOUSE
 16  ARCHER  Mihkel  NEWHAM SWORDS
 17  HENKELL VON RIBBENTROP  Phillip  SUSSEX HOUSE
 18  WALTHO  Reece  SALLE OXON
 19  CLEMENT-DAVIES  Louis  SUSSEX HOUSE
 20  YOUNG  Joshua  BISHOPCHALLONER
 21  PETERKIN  Khari  NEWHAM SWORDS
 22  HEATHCOAT-AMORY  Isaac  SUSSEX HOUSE
 23  CHOI  Alyosha  SUSSEX HOUSE
 24  STIRLING  Henry  SUSSEX HOUSE
 25  CALLAGHAN  Lewis  SHOEBURY SWORDS
 26  MOHAUPT  Lucas  CAMDEN
 27  DE SELANCY  Andrea  SUSSEX HOUSE
 28  PENNINGS  Cato  SUSSEX HOUSE
 29  STRASSBERG ALONSO  Alejandro  SUSSEX HOUSE
 30  SAVEGE  Michael  SUSSEX HOUSE
 31  TAHBAZ  Cyrus  SUSSEX HOUSE
 32  CAZACU  Eduard  NEWHAM SWORDS
 33  LEWY  Yannick  SUSSEX HOUSE
 34  MAHON-BARKER  Atticus  SUSSEX HOUSE
 35  QUENTIN  Paul  SHOEBURY SWORDS


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  SOSNOV  David  ZFW
 2  YAVUZ  Atakan  FIGHTING FIT
 3  DE ROBERT HAUTEQUERE  Francois  COBHAM
 3  ELIS  Eurig  CADS
 5  TARNAI  Carlo  ZFW
 6  FUSCHILLO  Rocco  ZFW
 7  CULKIN  Alexander  SALE PAUL
 8  LIM  Li Leo  ZFW SUSSEXHOUSE
 9  TAKLE  Douglas  COBHAM
 10  CONTRACTOR  Jamiel  NEWHAM SWORDS
 11  BREDAHL  Storm  BLACKHEATH
 12  OSTACCHINI  Louis  SALLE BOSTON
 13  SAMUELIS  Savickas  ALLEZ FENCING
 14  MYATT  Rory  SWORDPLAY
 15  CAMPBELL YATES  Indio  FCL
 16  HEALY  Louis  FCL
 17  RANKIN  Felix  SUSSEX HOUSE
 18  EDGECLIFFE-JOHNSON  Frederick  ALDERSHOT
 19  PENNINGS  Finn  SUSSEX HOUSE
 20  PARTRIDGE-HICKS  Griffin  SUSSEX HOUSE
 21  WALLIS  Luigi  FIGHTING FIT
 22  AMORE  Julian  SUSSEX HOUSE
 23  LEE  Taymour  SUSSEX HOUSE
 24  LAUGA  William  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 25  GIBBONS  Scott  ZFW AND MALLARD
 26  PIGORINI  Pablo  SUSSEX HOUSE
 27  CURWEN  Mungo  SALLE BOSTON
 28  MOLHANT PROOST  Edouard  SALLE BOSTON
 29  EARLE  Philo  SALLE BOSTON
 30  MONNET  Dominic  SALLE BOSTON
 31  NORTH  Craig  WICKFORD
 32  LIPLIJN  Timue  SUSSEX HOUSE
 33  NAYDENOV  Christian  SALLE BOSTON
 34  AKGUN  Eren  SUSSEX HOUSE
 35  YOUNG  Reece  BISHOP CHLLONER
 36  MATVEJEV  Aleksandr  NEWHAM SWORDS
 37  KONGWA  Lubosi  COBHAM
 38  RENTZOS  Ethan  NEWHAM SWORDS
 39  ELWES  Hector  ZFW
 40  MARSDEN  Oliver  SUSSEX HOUSE
 41  RYAN  Cosimo  SUSSEX HOUSE
 42  DIA  Omar  NEWHAM SWORDS
 43  FORD  Tate  SUSSEX HOUSE
 44  POLLEY  Frederick  UA
 45  JURDJEVIC  Thomas  SUSSEX HOUSE
 46  KHAN  Iakov  SUSSEX HOUSE


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  BAIGNERES  Jean-Baptiste  CAMDEN
 2  ROCCATO  Francesco  ELTHAM COLLEGE
 3  JEROME  Alex  SALLE BOSTON
 3  LAUGA  Alexis  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 5  LINDFIELD  Sean  FCL
 6  DANIEL  Dylan  ZFW
 7  SACHEE  Hassan  SALLE PAUL
 8  KUBA  Vencel  ALLEZ FENCING
 9  CHRISTOPHERS  Edward  FIGHTING FIT
 10  TAN  Gerald  SALLE BOSTON
 11  BRINCKLOW  Lex  CADS
 12  SOYOYE  Caspar  SUSSEX HOUSE
 13  STENBECK-SCHIAVO  Dario  ZFW
 14  KITTEN  Antoine  ESCRIME ACADEMY
 15  DECAUDAVEINE  Louis  CAMDEN FENCING
 16  HO  Ian  BRENTWOODSCHOOL
 17  JARVIE  Lachlan  ELTHAM COLLEGE
 18  RANCE  Joseph  CADS
 19  CUNIBERTI  Sebastiano  SUSSEX HOUSE
 20  SIMMONDS  Benjamin  SWINDON
 21  DAVIDSON  Milo  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 22  POLLEY  Maxmilian  SUSSEX HOUSE
 23  SAMBABAH  Abubacarr  NEWHAM SWORDS
 24  ADELEKE  Keir  NEWHAM SWORDS
 25  KAAKI  Annas  SALLE BOSTON
 26  PHAM  Dan  FCL
 27  O’CONNELL  Morgan  SUSSEX HOUSE
 28  SHRIMPTON  Harry  ACTIV8
 29  HUEPFL  Stanislaus  SALLE OXON
 30  CHEHABEDDINE  M. Jad  SALLE PAUL
 31  ELSWORTH  Jack  BRENTWOOD
 32  CLEMENT-DAVIES  Alexander  SUSSEX HOUSE
 33  MYERS  Tom  NEWHAM SWORDS


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 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  UDRZAL  Benjamin  NEWHAM SWORD
 2  PLASTOW  Luca  COBHAM
 3  CHAMBERS  Albert  SHOEBURY SWORDS
 3  NASH  Oliver  SCFC
 5  QUELCH  Leiden  SALLE OXON
 6  BASTILLE  Joshua  COBHAM
 7  HARVIE  Louis  SALLE OXON
 8  DOBINSON  Miles  ELTHAM COLLEGE
 9  MUNSON  Merron  COBHAM


Document Engarde – 24/04/2016 18:46:23

Newham Swords Summer 2016 LPJS Foil

The Newham LPJS this weekend has been replanned to allow more fencers into the U13 and U15 both girls and boys. The U17 comps have been cancelled. U9 girls will be combined with U11 girls and follow that check in time. Unfortunately the absence of key personnel means the LPJS website cannot be updated.

If you want to enter but are prevented by the max limit being shown on the LPJS website please email  hazel.herbert@changemanagementdynamics.com with the name of fencer DOB and BFA number. When Leon Paul get sorted it will probably be necessary to register and pay through their website in order for the results to be recorded and books balanced.

LPJS event in June

Once again Newham Swords will be hosting a Summer Leon Paul Junior Series foil competition on Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th June.

Closing date is Sunday 19th June with last entry date (with late entry fee) is Wednesday 22nd June.

Entry fee is £30

There are good catering facilities on site, tiered seating, viewing area and gallery plus free, secure parking.

An armoury service will be available together with fencing merchandise from Fencing Stuff

Fencing Stuff TShirts and gifts

Fencing Stuff, screen printed T-shirts and other gifts

 

 

 

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