Three of Newham Sword’s younger fencers set personal best performances when they reached the last four of the Bristol U17 British Selection Qualifier Foil Tournament, held last weekend.
England U15 International, Alice Campbell, took silver, whilst GB International (and Lister School student), Rachel Shaw took the bronze. England U15 International (and Cumberland School student), Emilija Lukaite, also took bronze. “It is quite remarkable to have three girls from the same club make it to the top four, and for all three girls to be under fifteen, competing in an U17 Event”, said Swords Head Coach, Pierre Harper.
These results now mean that Shaw will move into second place in the GB U17 Rankings, whilst Campbell and Lukaite move into the top 10.
“I am so proud of what the girls achieved in Bristol. This is great preparation for their next important competition, the Manchester U17 International Tournament, which takes place next weekend”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.