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England and GB Call Ups for Newham’s Super Seven!!

Newham Swords Fencing Club are very proud to announce that seven of its fencers have recently been selected to fence for England and GB at various Cadet, Junior and Senior World Cups taking place over the next two months.

England - GB team

England – GB team [click for larger image] Back L-R: Coach Pierre Harper, Minott, Raj, Feklistova, Williams-Stewart, Udrzal, Club Mgr Linda Strachan. Front: Campbell, Silk, Knox and Shaw

At senior level, Kamal Minott (GB No.4) has just been selected for the Senior World Cups in Cairo and Tokyo, whilst Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Katrina Feklistova, has been selected to represent England at the 5-Nations Tournament, taking place in Cardiff.

At junior level, recently crowned UK School Games Double Gold Medallist and GB No.2, Alice Campbell, has been selected for the U20 World Cup in Bochum, Germany, whilst Junior Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Ciaran Archer, will represent GB in Leszno, Poland.

At cadet level, British U16 and England U15 Champion, Teagan Williams-Stewart, will represent GB at the forthcoming U17 World Cup taking place in Modling, Austria. She will be joined by British U16 Silver Medallist, Benjamin Udrzal, and team-mate Georgia Silk.

“Pierre and I are extremely proud of this very talented group of fencers and wish them luck in their forthcoming internationals” said Linda Strachan, Club Manager
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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 


Event 1 – Feb 3rd/4th 2018 (Change of Date)
Event 2 – May 12th/13th
Event 3 – June 2nd/3rd
Event 4 –  June 23rd (one day event)

Due to a double booking by SportsDock the January event has to be cancelled. The June 23rd event is the substitute

2018 Summer Camp – July 30th – August 2nd

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

Kamal Takes Bronze at Leon Paul Senior Open

Well done to GB Senior International, Kamal Minott, who took bronze today at the Leon Paul Senior Open.

Kamal LP Senior Open Dec17

Kamal LP Senior Open Dec17

Kamal will now prepare for the Senior World Cup which will take place in Paris, in January.

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

Alice Takes Silver at Manchester U20 BRC

Well done to GB U20 International and reigning UK School Games Double Gold Medallist, Alice Campbell, who took silver at the U20 BRC (British Ranking Competition) Foil Tournament.

Congratulations also to team-mates and GB U17 Internationals, Teagan Williams-Stewart (aged just 14) and Georgia Silk (aged 15) who both made the top 16!

Well done also to Elly Knox who came 20th and to Rachel Shaw who knocked out the current GB U20 Number 1 before reaching the last 32!

Pierre and I are really proud of you girls!!!”

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Teagan Takes Silver at U17 BRC Tournament!!

GB U17 International, Teagan Williams-Stewart (aged just 14), added to her bronze medal from the Essex Senior Open (in September) and her bronze from the U17 BRC (in October) when taking silver at the Bristol U17 BRC Tournament, held at the weekend (29th October). Teagan missed out on gold by just one hit after losing 15-14! Well done Teagan!!

Congratulations also to her team mates, Georgia Silk (who came 5th), Ellie Knox (who came 8th) and Head Coach, Pierre Harper, who looked after them all.

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First Newham Foil Open (2017) Results

Well done to Ayesha Fihosy (Salle Boston), Seville Babaeva (FCL), Alice Campbell (Newham Swords) and Constanza Peretti (Cardiff Fencing Club) who took gold, silver, bronze and bronze respectively in the Women’s Foil Event of the inaugral Newham Open  on Saturday 7th November.

Congratulations also to Pete Barwell (ZFW), Matt Billing (Salle Boston), Kamal Minott (Newham Swords) and Dan Robinson (Herefordshire Fencing Club) who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Well done also to Louis Guennou (Escrime Academy) and Teagan Williams-Stewart (Newham Swords) who were the Best Placed Cadets;

Seville Babaeva and James Page (both from FCL) who were the Best Placed Juniors; and to Kate O’Connell (Fighting Fit) and Kola Abidogun (Salle Boston) who were the Best Placed Veterans!

Final Rankings here

(If you have pictures of the other winners mentioned above please send them to Linda and we will add them to this item)

Kamal Sets Another Personal Best

 GB International, Kamal Minott, had a great start to his season when taking silver at the FCL Senior Open. Well Done Kamal!! Newham Swords are very proud of you!!
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