Following on from Linda Strachan’s British Empire Medal (which she will receive in November), Head Coach, Pierre Harper, will soon receive a British Fencing Silver Medal.
This award has been recommended by the British Fencing Honours Committee (and now approved by the Board), “in recognition of Pierre’s excellent contribution to Fencing and to British Fencing in particular”.
Well done Pierre!! Newham Swords Fencing Club are so proud of you!!
Newham Swords Fencing Club added to its trophy cabinet when U17 National Champion and GB U20 International, Kamal Minott, took double gold for England in the Individual and Team Men’s Foil Events, at the UK School Games. This success follows the gold and silver medals which Minott won at the Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships, held in July.
Sword’s other two medals at the UK School Games came from GB U20
International, Katrina Feklistova, who took gold for England in the Women’s Foil Team Event and silver in the Women’s Foil Individual. This follows Feklistova’s gold and silver medals which she won at the Junior Commonwealth Games.
“What an impressive set of results from Kamal and Katrina, following their outstanding performances for England at the Junior Commonwealth Championships”, said Swords Manager, Linda Strachan. “I am particularly impressed with Kamal who has now won a total of three golds and one silver from both the Junior Commonwealths and UK School Games”, added Swords Coach, Pierre Harper.
The results now mean that Newham Swords Fencing Club has won a total of six golds, two silvers and a bronze from both the Commonwealth Championships and UK School Games – an achievement not matched by any other fencing club in the country!