A winning weekend for Teagan

Teagan Williams-Stewart took gold last weekend at the Eastern Region Senior Championships and also won the Best Cadet Performance Award. Congratulations, Teagan!

Gold for Teagan at the Eastern Region Senior Women´s Foil
Teagan (second left) – the new Eastern Region Senior Women’s Foil Champion and Best Cadet


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Khalam takes bronze at the 2016 U10 British Youth Championships

Well done to Khalam Contractor who took a bronze medal at the National U10 Championships, held in Shropshire. This performance represents a personal best for Khalam who has now won a total of one gold, a silver and four bronze medals this season. Khalam will now prepare for the Newham LPJS competition taking place next month, and the Newham Junior Series Event, taking place in July.

Khalam wins bronze at the 2016 U10 BYCs
Khalam with Linda and Pierre after winning bronze at the 2016 U10 British Youth Championships
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Newham Swords Take Three Trophies at Newham National Junior Series Event

Newham Swords Fencing Club achieved the best results of any club in the country when four of its members took a total of three golds, a silver and a bronze at the Newham National Junior Series Event, held at Sports Dock.

GB U17 International, Emilija Lukaite, and fellow international, Benjamin Urdzal both remained undefeated throughout the day before winning the U16 Girls and U16 Boys respectively whilst Teagan Williams-Stewart set a personal best when taking the U14 Girls trophy. Yet more success was achieved in the U10 Boys Age group when Tomi Fric took silver (his fourth medal of the season) and Khalam Contractor bronze (his fourth medal of the season so far).

Linda and Pierre with Newham Swords fencers and their trophies.
Linda and Pierre with Newham Swords fencers and their trophies. From left: Linda, Teagan, Emilija, Khalam, Tomi, Benjamin, Pierre

 “It is great to see our next generation of talented fencers do so well in national junior competitions”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

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Our Coaches Have Tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace!

Pierre and Linda attended the Queen’s Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last Sunday.

“It was a lovely experience and nice to meet the Queen again,” said Linda

Linda and Pierre before the Queen´s Royal Garden Party
Linda and Pierre in front of Buckingham Palace
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Newham’s Younger Fencers Have a Great Weekend

Newham Swords took four trophies last weekend when Amanda Mond won the U14 British Youth Championships in Sheffield, Eleanor Knox won the U14 Academy Youth Cup (AYC) and Tomi Fric took gold in both the U10 and U12 boys categories at the AYC.

“What a fantastic weekend for our younger fencers. The results are thoroughly deserved given the amount of hard work they are putting into their training”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.

Amanda Mond with Linda
Amanda with her trophy and gold medal after winning the U14 girls BYC.
Eli Know with her AYC trophy
Eleanor Knox won the U14 girls Academy Youth Cup in London
Tomi with AYC trophies
Tomi Fric with his two trophies and medals for the U10 and U12 boys at the Academy Youth Cup.
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