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Kamal Minott Becomes National U23 Champion!

Junior Commonwealth Games and UK School Games Gold Medallist, Kamal Minott, won the U23 Championships at the weekend, adding to the U17 title which he won three years ago.

This now means that Newham Swords fencers have won the National U23 Championships twice at both men’s and women’s foil (last won by Emilija Lukaite two years ago), as well as the U17 and U20 National Championships.

The Club also holds the British U16 Title (won by Teagan Williams-Stewart) last year as well as the England U15 Title  (also won by Teagan Williams-Stewart).

The only title to aim for now is the National Senior Championships  (although this has been won by Newham Swords coaches, Pierre Harper, (a total if six times) and Linda Strachan (a total of seven times)!

Kamal Minott U23 Champ 2018

Kamal Minott U23 Champ 2018


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Save the Date – Newham Swords Events in 2018

Dates for Newham Swords Competitions and Campssave the date

Newham 2018 Junior Challenge Series

PLEASE NOTE: U14 Events are now Size 3 foils. This is to match the BYC and BF foil size standards

Event 1 – Feb 3rd/4th 2018
Event 2 – May 12th/13th (not yet open for entry)
Event 3 – June 2nd/3rd
Event 4 –  June 23rd (one day event)

2018 Summer Camp – July 30th – August 2nd Open for applicants

Paris World Cup – Pierre Harper Helps GB Senior Men’s Foil Team Achieve 9th Place

Newham Swords Head Coach, (and triple Olympian), Pierre Harper, helped the GB Senior Men’s Foil Team achieve their best team result in over a year when they took 9th place (out of 32 teams) at the Paris World Cup.

Well Done Pierre!!!

“Super Saturday” for Newham Swords at the Eastern Region BYC Qualifier!

Newham Swords took a total of six medals over four age categories at the Eastern Region BYC Qualifier, held yesterday.

Khalam Contractor and David Bishay took gold and bronze in the U12 Boys, Sophie Tsang and Lauren Ryder-Garcia took silver and bronze in the U14 Girls, Abubaker Bah took bronze in the U16 Boys and Teagan Williams-Stewart took gold in the U16 Girls.

These fencers, along with Alice Campbell (who has received a bye for the U18 Girls Category), have now qualified for the British Youth Championship Finals whic

h will take place in Sheffield in May. Well done all!!

Alice Campbell selected for GB

Well Done to Newham Swords fencer (and UK School Games Double Gold Medallist), Alice Campbell, who has just been selected to represent GB at next month’s Junior European Championships!

Well Done Alice! Pierre and I are very proud of you!!

Alice Campbell

Alice Campbell between coaches Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

More GB and England Selections!

Sophie Tsang and Ellie Knox have been selected to represent England at U13 and U15 level in Poland in March.

Well done girls!! Pierre and I are so proud of you all!

Alice, Sophie and Ellie

Alice, Sophie and Ellie with Linda Strachan

Alice and Teagan Take Gold at Cadet Winton

Well done to Newham Swords fencers and GB Internationals, Alice Campbell and Teagan Williams-Stewart, who helped the Eastern Region win the Foil Event for the second year in a row at the Cadet Winton Cup.

Congratulations also to Teagan who was not only the best performing female foilist, but also the fencer with the best indicator (personal score)at the whole event!

Well done Alice and Teagan!!

Teagan Tops England U17 Rankings!!

GB U17 International, Teagan Williams-Stewart,  (aged just 14) has finished 2017 as the number one ranked England U17 fencer.

This rounds off a great year for Teagan having taken both the England U15 and British U16 Titles. Well Done Teagan!!

Teagan Williams-Stewart and Linda Strachan

Teagan Williams-Stewart and Linda Strachan

Adult Coaching from January 26th

Andrew Nisbet (BFA Coach) is returning to us in January after a break to run a beginners class and provide one to one adult coaching.

Picture of fencing coach, Andrew Nisbet

Andrew in severe pose for a National Portrait Gallery Olympics legacy project

Classes will begin on Friday 26th January. There is no fencing on the earlier Fridays in January due to other events at SportsDock.

See our Adult Club page for more details