Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

In light of the Coronavirus situation, and following Government and British Fencing guidelines, we would like to inform our club members that there will be no Newham Swords club training sessions until further notice.

At least Pierre will get some quality time in his Man Cave now!!
Stay safe everyone! xx Linda and Pierre

The July and October Training Camps, Newham LPJS and Event 4 scheduled for October and November, remain open for entry

British Fencing Club of the Year 2018-2019

Newham Swords Events in 2020

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Fencing Competitions

Newham 2020 Junior Foil Challenge Series

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

Event 1 – Sunday 19th Jan

Event 2 – Saturday 1st February

Event 3 – Saturday 14th March

Event 4 – Saturday 10th October

Rescheduled from June due to clash with EYCs

The Points table is available from the results pages

Event 4 is open for Entry

Newham LPJS Autumn Foil 14th and 15th November 2020

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Training Camps

Summer 4 day Training Camp: 27th to 30th July

Cadet Training Day: Sunday 11th October (follows Event 4)

Club Closure dates:

  • 3rd June 20 – UCAS Fair
  • 3rd July 20 – London Community Games

Get Teagan to the Junior Europeans and The Worlds

Teagan Williams-Stewart started fencing with Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper at Newham Swords Fencing Club, at the age of 11. In six short years, she has won numerous Leon Paul and Newham Junior Series titles, the England U15 title, the British Youth U18 title and the National Senior Women’s Foil title (the latter at just 16 years of age!). Her best achievement to date is winning a silver medal at the U17 Rome International last year.

Having ended her Cadet career (last season) as the number one ranked fencer in GB, Teagan is now in her first year as a Junior (U20). She is currently ranked 2nd in the GB U20 Women’s Foil Rankings as well as 4th in the GB Senior Women’s Foil Rankings.

Following her outstanding results achieved this season, Teagan has been selected to fence for GB at the 2020 Junior European Championships (which take place in Porec, Croatia, later this month), and at the 2020 Junior World Championships (which will take place in Salt Lake City, USA, in April).

Whilst extremely happy and excited to be selected to represent GB at both the Junior Europeans and Junior World Championships, there is still a big hurdle to overcome in the way of finance. It is estimated that entry fees, accommodation, flights, equipment costs and contributions towards the team manager and referees costs, will amount to around £4,000 (and this doesn’t even include food costs!). Teagan’s mum, (with the help of Teagan’s coaches), has done wonders in financing the long list of domestic and international competitions which Teagan has needed to attend, in order to get her to this point. However, there are limits to what a parent can do.

The major sporting bodies in this country only really fund Olympic hopefuls, and so it is left to people like us, who understand the dedication and commitment needed to achieve success in sport, to support talented athletes like Teagan.

We know that you are constantly asked for money for this or that, but if we are to see success for GB Sport, we all need to back it with our pockets as well as our enthusiasm.

If everyone on our email list were to contribute just £10, we would raise enough money to send Teagan to both the Junior Europeans and Worlds.

Please support this very promising, young British fencer and please share.
Thank you so very much.
Linda and Pierre

Here are some of Teagan’s successes on the path to her future

Newham Swords leads the LPJS Chart

Well done to our all our Newham Swords fencers who won medals at the 2019 LPJS Events. Your success has put the Club at the top of the Leon Paul Junior Series Medals Table! 

Congratulations also to Dominik Juras who finished his LPJS season as the top U9 Fencer, and to Mikhel Archer who finished his LPJS season as the top U13 fencer! Well done everyone! Pierre and I and the Newham Swords Family are so proud of you all!!


Latest News!

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)