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
Dates for Newham Swords Competitions and Camps
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
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!!!
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
Khalam Contactor and David Bishay
Abubaker Bah, Sophie Tsang, Lauren Ryder-Garcia
h will take place in Sheffield in May. Well done all!!
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 between coaches Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper
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 with Linda Strachan
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!
Teagan Williams-Stuart with the foil team and individual trophies
Teagan and Alice with their Eastern Region team members
Well done Alice and Teagan!!
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
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.
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