Over 1100 fencers competed in Sheffield over the May bank holiday and Newham fencers were in the medals. These included Alice Campbell who took silver in the U16 Girls and Emilija Lukaite who took Silver in the U14 Girls.
Newham Swords’ youngest fencers took medals at the LPJS Finchley Foil Team event in April 15 when the U11 and U13 teams took home bronze medals
For Alek, Omar, Jamiel, Keir and Tom, this event gave them their first ever medal in a fencing competition!
“We are very proud of what the teams achieved at the LPJS Finchley Foil Team Event, particularly those who had never competed before in a fencing competition. We look foward to holding the next LPJS Team event at SportsDock in November” said Swords Team Manager, Linda Strachan.
Newham Swords won six of the eight categories at the Eastern Region BYC Qualifier, which took place in March.
In the U18 Boys Age Group, GB Internationals, Kamal Minott and Ciaran Archer took gold and bronze respectively, whilst fellow GB International, James Page, won the U16 Boys.
In the U16 Girls Category, GB U17 International, Rachel Shaw, took gold whilst Emilija Lukaite and Tegan Williams took gold and bronze respectively in the U14 Girls.
England U15 International, Benjamin Udrzal took gold in the U14 Boys Age Group whilst Jacob Haynes won the U12 Boys.
“To take a total of six golds and two bronzes in one weekend is an outstanding result for our Club”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper. “We now look forward to working with them all at the BYC finals in May”.