Following their outstanding results achieved in competitions over the last month, a total of seven Newham Swords fencers have been selected to fence for GB at the U20 World Cup, which will take place in Bratislava, later this month. GB U17 International and 2015 Commonwealth Games Cadet Bronze Medallist, Rachel Shaw, will fence in the Women’s Foil event as will GB U17 International, Alice Campbell, and Commonwealth Games Team Gold Medallist, Katrina Feklistova.
Jai Birch (the current GB No. 1), Rajan Rai (the current GB No. 2 and U20
British Champion), Kamal Minott (UK School Games and Junior Commonwealth Games Team Gold Medallist), and Ciaran Archer (Junior Commonwealth Games Team Gold Medallist) will all fence in the Men’s Foil Event.
“We are extremely proud of the fact that we have a total of seven fencers selected for this event. Two of them are still at cadet age and yet they have been selected for a junior event. No other fencing club in the country has ever achieved this”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.