Newham Swords starts season with 3 Gold Medals!

Newham Swords Fencing Club got the season off to a flying start when four of its fencers took a total of three gold medals and one silver, at both the London Age Group Competition and the BSC Junior Men’s Foil Tournament, held last weekend.

 

BSC junior Mens Foil Aug14
BSC Aug 14 Gold and Silver Medal winners George Bailiey and Jai Birch with Coaches Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper

At the BSC Junior Men’s Foil Tournament, which is a qualifier for the first junior men’s international of the season, Newham Swords dominated the competition by getting four of its boys through to the final eight. GB internationals Rajan Rai, Kamal Minott and Michael Koudou were placed 5th, 6th and 8th respectively whilst team-mates and GB internationals, George Bailey and Jai Birch took gold and silver.

These results now mean that all five boys have been selected for the junior men’s foil World Cup, taking place in Poland next month. The results also mean that Birch takes over the number one spot in the Junior Men’s Foil Rankings whilst Rai, Minott and Koudou are currently ranked 2nd, 4th and 9th respectively.

“These are fantastic results for our boys and thoroughly deserved following all of their hard work over the summer”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

London Age Group Competition Results and Pics here

 

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Newham juniors take 1st places at LPJS International

Alice Campbell took 1st in the International LPJS U15
Alice Campbell took 1st in the International LPJS U13 age group. 2/8/14

At the London Age Group Competition, Newham Sword’s younger fencers followed in the footsteps of their older team-mates when England International, Alice Campbell took gold in the U13 Girls Age Group, whilst Sophie Tsang took gold in the U9 Girls, in only her second competition ever.

“I am so proud of the achievements of our young fencers who worked so hard last season”, said Swords Club Manager, Linda Strachan.

Well done to both!

Sophie Tsang took 1st place in the International LPJS U9 comp 2/8/14
Sophie Tsang took 1st place in the International LPJS U9 comp 2/8/14
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