Newham Swords Clean Up at Eastern Region Qualifier!!

Six Newham Swords fencers took a a total of three golds, two silvers and a bronze at the Eastern Region Junior Foil Tournament, held in February. This haul meant that Newham Swords ended up as the best performing club at the event.

BYC 2016 Qualifiers L-R Pierre Harper, Coach, Ciaran Archer, Teagan Williams, Emilija Lukaite, Sophie Tsang, Rachel Shaw, Alice Campbell, Linda Strachan, Coach
BYC 2016 Qualifiers L-R Pierre Harper, Coach, Ciaran Archer, Teagan Williams, Emilija Lukaite, Sophie Tsang, Rachel Shaw, Alice Campbell, Linda Strachan, Coach [click for larger image]

GB U17 International, and Commonwealth bronze medallist, Rachel Shaw, took gold in the U18 Girls Category as did GB U20 International, and Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Ciaran Archer in the U18 Boys.

Fellow GB international, Emilija Lukaite, took Newham Sword’s third medal of the day when she won gold in the U16 Girls.

Swords then took another three medals when Teagan Williams-Stewart and Sophie Tsang each claimed silver in the U14 Girls and U12 Girls respectively, whilst England U15 International, Benjamin Udrzal took bronze in the U14 Boys.

Benjamin Udrzal BYC qualifier 2016
Benjamin Udrzal BYC qualifier 2016

These results now mean that Newham Swords have a total of nine fencers qualified for the British Youth Championships, the others being GB Internationals, Alice Campbell and James Page who qualified through having byes from last year’s competition

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