Save the Date – Newham Swords Events in 2019-20

British Fencing Club of the Year 2018

Training Camps

October Half Term– Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October 2019

Future Camps for your diary

Sunday, 10th May 2020 (after Event 3)
Sunday, 21st June 2020 (after Event 4)

Fencing Competitions 2019/2020

Newham LPJS Autumn 2019 – 16/17 November

“the Newham series has been great this year… and great sparring experience for U14s.” (A Fencer’s Mum)

Newham 2020 Junior Foil Challenge Series

Newham Junior Series – Event 1 Sunday 19th Jan

Newham Junior Series – Event 2 Saturday 1st February

Future Competitions for your diary

Newham Junior Series – Event 3 – Saturday 9th May 
Newham Junior Series – Event 4 – Saturday 20th June

Newham 2019 Junior Challenge Series (Completed)

Newham Junior Series Event 4 – Results and final Challenge placings  22nd June 2019

Club Closure dates:

  • 1/11/19 – British Fencing Competition set up
  • 10/1/20 – Table Tennis England Event
  • 3/6/20 – UCAS Fair
  • 3/7/20 – London Community Games
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Newham Swords Younger Fencers Achieve Results on the World Stage

A great weekend for Newham Swords Fencing Club! On Day 1 of the CEP (Fencing Clubs of Paris) Mini Marathon in Paris (in very hot and humid conditions!!), Maxim Vassiljev and Mohammed Belbouab took bronze and 5th place respectively in the U10 Boys Event whilst Anita Abremonkova and Dominik Juras got to the 3rd Round and last 64 respectively in their U10 Events.

In the U12 Boys Event, Khalam Contractor got the best result of his fencing career to date by taking bronze (losing to the eventual winner) whilst team-mates, Valentins Abremonkovs and David Bishay, both made it to the last 32.

On Day 2, Isabella Manglangit (finishing in 12th place) and Harry Kontakos both made it to the last 32 in their U11 Events whilst Daniel Juras and George Hills came 11th and 12th respectively out of 93 fencers in their U13 event, while Mikhel Archer also made the last 64 in the U13 Boys event.

Thank you to former GB U20 International, Ciaran Archer, who gave up his weekend to help Pierre and I coach in Paris. (click pics for larger images)

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Newham Takes Medals at Youth 5 Nations

In Dublin, while the Paris CEP was underway, (see separate story), Teagan Williams-Stewart and Georgia Silk took gold and bronze respectively in the Individual Event and also Team Gold at the Youth 5 Nations!

“What a great result for Teagan and Georgia who have also ended their season as the GB Cadets Number 1 and 2! “

Pierre and I are so proud of everyone and of what you achieved for Newham Swords over the weekend. Well done to you all!

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Teagan Williams-Stewart – National Senior Womens Foil Champion 2019

Well done to Newham Swords fencer, Teagan Williams-Stewart, who (at just 16 years of age) is the National Senior Women’s Foil Champion!!

Pierre and I are so proud of you, Teagan. Welcome to the Club of National Champions.

This was a special result for Teagan in that Linda won this title seven times

Teagan National Senior Women's Foil Champion 2019
Teagan National Senior Women’s Foil Champion 2019

Teagan National Senior Women's Foil Champion 2019 with Linda and Pierre
Teagan National Senior Women’s Foil Champion 2019 with Linda and Pierre

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Newham Sword’s First Cadet Training Day is Huge Success

Newham Swords held it first ever One Day Cadet Training Camp on Olympic Day (Sunday, 23rd June) at SportsDock. Coaches included Olympians, Pierre Harper (1980, 1984 and 1988 Games), Linda Strachan (1988 and 1992 Games) and Katie Arup (1984 Games).

The day was a huge success and was attended by a total of 54 fencers from a variety of clubs, including Fence Like An Olympian, ZFW, Salle Boston, Russell Swords, Newham Swords and Pembroke Fencing Club. 

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Training the Next Generation of Stardom

Royal Docks London, a joint initiative of the Mayors of London and Newham, visited the club last month to see what we are about.

“That’s what the Newham Swords are teaching other kids, that you have to fence with heart, not just looking pretty.” said Linda

Read the article and see the great pics. Its under “In the Community” up on the Menu together with other stories of our work outside the club

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