British Fencing Club of the Year 2019-2020

British Fencing Performance Club of the Year 2020-2021

Training at Newham Swords

The Club is open 3 days a week catering for Primary School through to National and International fencers

Wednesdays 8.00 – 10.00pm: Elite fencing (Invite only)
Wednesday 8.00 – 9.30pm: Adults Class
Thursday 5.00 – 7.00pm: Primary School Age Children
Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00pm: All Ages
Fridays 7.00 – 9.00pm: All Ages
Membership is by Application only

Coaching by Olympians and Former British and Commonwealth Champions Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

Training Camps

All camps are open to ages 7+ including Seniors

10th October: Training Day (cancelled due to competition clash)

25th – 28th October: Half Term Camp

Our Internationals
Videos of training at the Club

Competitions at Newham Swords

The Newham Junior Foil Competitions

Both count towards the England U12 and U14 Rankings

Event 3: Saturday, 9th October

Event 4: Sunday 14th November

(previously LPJS which is not running yet)

Newham 2021 Junior BRC: Saturday 13th November

Newham Swords Take Another 12 Medals at the Newham Junior Event Held in June

Well done to all of our Newham Swords fencers who, between them, took a total of twelve medals over seven categories, at Saturday’s second Newham Junior Foil Event.

Congratulations to:

Dominik Juras, Salahudeen Ahmed and James Hernon (in his first ever fencing competition) who took Gold, 5th and 6th place respectively in the U10B.

To Anita Abramenkova who took Gold in the U10G.

To Mohammed Belbouab, Maksim Vassiljev, Jagroop Shergill and Michael Malasenkovs (in his first ever fencing competition) who took Gold, Silver, Bronze and 11th place respectively in the U12B.

To Gabrielle Wallis-Hughes who took Bronze in the U12G.

To David Bishay, Khalam Contractor, Harry Kontakos and Brian Chyzowski who took Gold, Bronze, Bronze and 9th place respectively in the U14B.

To Isabella Manlangit, Amy Booth and Delia Cheta who came 8th, 10th and 11th place respectively in the U14G.

To Daniel Juras, Mikhel Archer and William Lauga who took Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively in the U16B.

Well done to all of you! Pierre and I are super proud of you all!!

Newham Swords Achieves Record Medal Haul!

Newham Swords, British Fencing’s Performance Club of the Year for 2020 and 2021, set a new record at the Newham Junior Foil Tournament (which took place at Sports Dock last week), by gaining a total of thirteen medals in seven of the eight categories. The Club were also the first fencing club in the country to successfully stage a fencing competition since the first lockdown in March last year.

In the U10 Boys Category, Dominik Juras took Gold after remaining undefeated throughout the competition whilst team-mates, Salahudeen Ahmed and Adam Khan, took Bronze and 6th place respectively.

In the U10 and U12 Girls, Anita Abremenkova and Gabrielle Wallis-Hughes each took Gold.

In the U12 Boys Category, Newham Swords took a clean sweep when Jagroop Shergill, Mohammed Belbouab and Maksim Vassiljev took Gold, Silver and Bronze.

In the U14 Girls and Boys Age Groups, Newham Swords took a total of four medals when England U15 Internationals, Isabella Manlangit and Khalam Contractor, each took Gold, whilst David Bishay, Harry Kontakos and Khari Peterkin took Silver, Bronze and 8th place respectively in the U14 Boys.

In the U16 Boys Category, England U15 Internationals, Mikhel Archer and Daniel Juras, took Gold and Bronze respectively, whilst William Lauga gained 6th place in the U16 Boys Age Group.

“I am very proud of the fact that this group of young fencers managed to win seven of the eight categories and finish the competition as top club”, said Head Coach and Olympian, Pierre Harper.

“This amazing achievement is down to the hard work put in by this talented group of fencers and the fantastic team spirit amongst them, added Club Manager, and fellow Olympian, Linda Strachan.

Teagan Gains GB Place at Senior European Championships!

The Newham Swords Family are extremely proud to announce that Teagan Williams-Stewart, (our reigning National Senior Women’s Foil Champion and current GB U20 No 1), has just been selected for her first Senior European Championships (which will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in October). We are so so proud of you Teagan, especially for reaching this milestone at the tender age of 18! Onwards and upwards!

Newham Swords – Corporate LiveWire Prestige Award

Newham Swords Fencing Club is very proud to announce that it has just been awarded the Corporate LiveWire Prestige Award for Fencing Club of the Year, for London and the South East.

Rocky Singh (Project Manager for the London and SE Prestige Awards) remarked that “the judges were impressed by the Club’s personal touch, consistency of reviews and community feel”, and that “the passion for what you do really comes across”.

Newham Swords would like to thank Rocky and his team for this Award.

Well done to the entire Newham Swords Family for this achievement, having also received British Fencing’s Performance Club of the Year and Young Athlete of the Year Awards for 2020/2021, earlier this year.

Pierre and I can’t wait to see you all again soon!

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Newham Swords Take Yet More BF Awards

Newham Swords are very proud of the fact that it has just been awarded British Fencing Performance Club of the Year for 2019 – 2020.

This is the second time that the Club has received a Best Club Award, having won British Fencing’s Club of the Year Award for 2018 – 2019.

Newham Swords was also awarded British Fencing Young Athlete of the Year for 2019 – 2020 due to the success of our GB International and reigning National Senior Women’s Foil Champion, Teagan Williams-Stewart

Newham Swords Cadet Training Day a Huge Success!

Well done to all the fencers who worked extremely hard at our Cadet Training Day, held at Sportsdock last Sunday.

The session was full with 30 fencers enrolled. A special mention also to our Newham Swords junior coaches, Teagan Williams-Stewart (reigning National Senior Women’s Foil Champion) and Emilija Lukaite (a former National U23 Women’s Foil Champion) who were fantastic with the kids! It was great to have these young female coaches on board.

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!

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)

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. 

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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