Silver and Bronze at the National Cadet & Junior Championships!

Well done to GB Cadet International, Teagan Williams-Stewart, who took silver at the National Cadet Championships after losing on the last hit 14-15.

Well done also to club-mate and Junior GB International, Alice Campbell, who took bronze at the National Junior Championships.

Congratulations also to GB Cadet International, Ellie Knox, who took 5th place at the Junior Championships. Well done girls!!!

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Super Sunday for Teagan, Max and Dominic!!

Teagan Williams-Stewart put in an incredible performance when taking gold at the London Senior Open, beating Senior International, Chiara McDerment. “This is an outstanding result, bearing in mind that Teagan is still a cadet”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

On the same day, Max Vassilev and Dominik Duras took gold and bronze respectively in the U9 Boys Age Group, at the Nottingham LPJS!
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Well done Teagan, Max and Dominic!!!

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Newham Swords Make History!

Newham Swords Fencing Club, run by Olympians Pierre Harper and Linda Strachan, has had its best season ever at cadet, junior and senior level.

Newham Internationals
Coaches Pierre Harper and Linda Strachan flank Newham Internationals Williams-Stewart (2nd left), Silk (5th left), Campbell (3rd right), and Archer (2nd right) with rising stars from left, Ryder-Garcia, Knox, Contractor and Tsang

At Senior Level, GB International and Junior Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Kamal Minott, won the London Senior Foil, the Invicta Senior Open, the Birmingham International Tournament and took bronze at the Senior National Championships before being crowned National U23 Champion. He has now been recently selected to represent England at the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships which will take place in Australia in November. “To achieve all of this in one season, at just 20 years of age, is outstanding”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

Kamal Minott U23 Champ 2018
Kamal Minott U23 Champion 2018
Minott Senior National Championship Bronze medallist
Minott Senior National Championship 2018 Bronze medallist

 

Minott Invicta Open 2018 Gold Medallist
Minott Invicta Open 2018 Gold Medallist

Club mate, and former Junior World Championships Team Bronze Medallist, Rajan Rai, has also been selected for the Senior Commonwealths.

At Junior Level, GB International, Alice Campbell, took double gold at the UK School Games before being selected to represent GB at the Junior European Championships and Junior Worlds. She has now been selected to represent England at the Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships which will take place in Newcastle next month.

Alice Double Gold at UK School Games
Alice Campbell (4th Left) wins Double Gold at UK School Games

At Cadet Level, England U17 Number 1 and GB International, Teagan Williams-Stewart, achieved 5th place at the Senior British Championships (missing out on a bronze by just one hit), took a bronze at the Birmingham Senior International Tournament and Essex Senior Open, and won the Invicta Senior Open (at just 15 years of age). “These results obtained at senior level, (for someone aged just 15) are remarkable and show just how talented Teagan is”, said Club Manager, Linda Strachan.

Teagan Williams-Stewart Invicta Gold
Teagan Williams-Stewart (2nd left) Invicta Gold medallist with Newham companions and Bronze medallists Georgia Silk, GB U17 International and Alice Campbell, GB U20 International.
Alice campbell (right) Jnr Commonwealth Games Bronze
Alice Campbell (right) Junior Commonwealth Games  Team Bronze

Our next generation of talented young fencers have also made a great impression this season. Newham’s Fencing Team (made up of six Newham Swords fencers) took overall silver at this year’s London Youth Games, having already won the overall title a record seven times (which has never been equalled by any other Borough).

Silver at London youth Games 2018
Silver at London youth Games 2018

11 year old rising star, Khalam Contractor, (last year’s British U10 Silver Medallist), achieved a personal best this season when taking bronze in the U11 Age Group, at last month’s English Youth Championships.

Khalam wins Bronze at English Youth Championships
Khalam wins Bronze at English Youth Championships

8 year old Mohammed Belbouab took gold at the London Leon Paul National Junior Tournament earlier in the season, as well as gold at the last Newham National Junior Series Event.

Mohammed Belbouab Wins 2nd Gold of Season
Mohammed Belbouab Wins 2nd Gold of Season
Mohammed in action taking gold
Mohammed in action taking gold

Further U9 results have come from Isabella Manglangit who took gold in the 3rd and 4th Newham National Junior Series Events (making her the Overall Series Winner), and from team-mate, Delia Cheta, who has already taken two bronzes this season despite only having been fencing for just two months.

Isabella Wins Overall Series Delia Cheta takes Bronze
Isabella Manlangit Wins Newham National Junior Series Shield Whilst Delia Cheta Takes Bronze

“The results achieved by Newham Swords fencers this season means that the Club has won all the major national titles at U17, U20 and U23 level, as well as produced fencers who have represented GB at U17, U20 and Senior World Cups. We have produced fencers who have represented England and GB (and won titles) at all the major championships including the UK School Games, the Cadet and Junior Commonwealths, the Cadet and Junior Europeans and Worlds, the World Student Games and the Senior Europeans and Worlds. No other fencing club has achieved this.

There is only one more competition to aim for and that is an Olympic Games”, said Team Manager, and Double Olympian, Linda Strachan

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Newham Swords Fencer wins Sue Wojciechowska Award

Congratulations to Teagan Williams-Stewart for winning the annual Sue Wojciechowska nee Wrigglesworth Award. This is given to the most improved UK woman foilist.  Sue was the youngest woman GB foilist to compete in an Olympics (Munich) at the age of just 17. Sadly she passed away at an early age. The award was presented by Ziemek Wojciechowski in her memory.

This rounds off a year in which Teagan has won 2 Gold, 2 silver and a Bronze medal and being the youngest fencer to reach the top 8 of the Senior Women’s National foil competition by coming 6th and other notable achievements.

Congratulations also to Pierre Harper and Linda Strachan for their achievement in developing Teagan.

Teagan receiving the Sue Wrigglesworth award 2018
Teagan receiving the Sue Wojciechowska award 2018

Teagan is the second Newham Swords fencer to achieve this recognition following Alice Campbell in 2016 who continues to progress her fencing career with notable wins this year.

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Alice Takes Bronze at Junior Commonwealth Championships

GB U20 International, Alice Campbell, ended her season in great style after taking a bronze medal for England in the Women’s Foil Team Event, at the Junior Commonwealth Championships.

“Alice has had a terrific season where she has not only achieved double gold at the UK School Games at the beginning of the season, but has also gained selection for GB for the Junior European and Junior World Championships, as well as selection for England for the Junior Commonwealths. To achieve all of this in one season is amazing”, said Head Coach, Pierre Harper.

Well done Alice!! Newham Swords are very proud of you!!

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Newham Swords Junior Challenge Series Event 4 – Results

Points Table

GirlsU10GirlsU12GirlsU14GirlsU16BoysU10BoysU12BoysU14BoysU16

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  MANLANGIT  Isabella  NEWHAM SWORDS
 2  GOYARROLA  Inés  SALLE BOSTON
 3  CHETA  Delia  NEWHAM SWORDS
 3  DI STEFANO  Sofia  SALLE BOSTON
 5  ABRAMENKOVA  Anita  ZFW
 6  HOLLAND  Eva  SHORTLAND HOUSE FENCING CLUB

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1   CULKIN   Nathalie      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 2   ELLIOTT   Megan      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 3   SAMPSON   Verity      KENILWORTH SWORD FENCING CLUB 
 3   YANICELLI   B.B.      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 5   CLAY   Henrietta      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 6   WALLER   Lyla      THE FENCING SCHOOL 
 7   WILLIAMS   Phoebe      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 8   HIPPERSON   Charlotte      CAMBRIDGE SWORD 
 9   BLAIKLEY-GOMEZ   Ana      FINCHLEY FOIL FENCING CLUB 
 10   MEHRA   Sophie      ZFW FENCING CLUB 

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  BIRD  Martha  COBHAM FENCING CLUB
 2  COMMITTERI  Sofia Emily  KING’S SWORDS FENCING CLUB
 3  ALLEN  Morgan  PAUL DAVIS FENCING ACADEMY
 3  MEURISSE  Scarlett  COBHAM FENCING CLUB
 5  TSANG  Sophie  NEWHAM SWORDS
 6  BARROW  Daisy  BATH SWORD CLUB
 7  ZAMBITO  Isabel  FENCERS CLUB LONDON
 8  RYDER-GARCIA  Lauren  NEWHAM SWORDS
 9  PRICE  Amelia  PAUL DAVIS FENCING ACADEMY
 10  ROBERTS  Ruby  SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB
 11  READ  Ruby  PAUL DAVIS FENCING ACADEMY
 12  COLE  Elspeth  NEWHAM SWORDS
 13  SEABORN  Bo  COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  WILLIAMS STEWART  Teagan  NEWHAM SWORDS
 2  WHITAKER  Rosie  CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB
 3  LAWSON  Angelica  ST BENEDICTS
 3  YANICELLI  Sloane  BATTERSEA FOIL

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  BELBOUAB  Mohammed  NEWHAM SWORDS
 2  FLOREA  Luca  RUSSELL SWORDS
 3  BASAK  Sinan  SUSSEX HOUSE FENCING CLUB
 3  KONTAKOS  Henry  NEWHAM SWORDS
 5  PETERKIN  Khari  NEWHAM SWORDS
 6  VASSILJEV  Maksim  NEWHAM SWORDS
 7  DEANS  Benjamin  CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB
 8  JURAS  Dominik  NEWHAM SWORDS
 9  LI  Ethan Bingxuan  SALLE BOSTON
 10  KEOGH  Benjamin  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 11  SHERGILL  Jagroop  NEWHAM SWORDS
 12  ROBERTS  Alec  FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
 13  POWER  Jared  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 14  DORE  D. Truman  SARUM SWORDS
 15  CARRELL  John  CAMBRIDGE SWORDS
 15  HOLLAND  Christopher  SHORTLAND HOUSE FENCING CLUB
 17  SAMUEL  Adejah  NEWHAM SWORDS
 18  SZOLLOSI  Zach  ELTHAM COLLEGE
 19  JERVIS  Frederic  ELTHAM COLLEGE
 20  DEW  Rocco  CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1  FRIC  Tomi  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 2  CONTRACTOR  Khamal  NEWHAM SWORDS
 3  HUGHES  Oliver  COBHAM FENCING CLUB
 3  JURAS  Danielius  NEWHAM SWORDS
 5  HILLS  George  NEWHAM SWORDS
 6  KEOGH  George  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 7  KTIR  Nadir  FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB
 8  DORE  J. Davis  SARUM SWORDS
 9  ARCHER  Mihkel  NEWHAM SWORDS
 10  TURNER  Ben  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 11  BEARDMORE-ESTEBAN  Sebastian  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 12  BISHAY  David  NEWHAM SWORDS
 13  CASTRONOVO  Aman  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 14  KING  Kit  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 15  Abramenkovs  Valentins  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 16  PHILLIPS  Samuel  ALLEZ FENCING
 17  ATIK  Rüzgar  KING’S SWORDS FENCING CLUB
 18  FRANZ  Sebastian  SUSSEX HOUSE FENCING CLUB
 19  HERBERT  Daniel  ACADEMIE D’ESCRIME
 20  REBONATO-SCOTT  Sebastiano  SALLE BOSTON
 21  BUSINARO  Luca  ZFW FENCING CLUB
 22  VICINI  Matteo  CAMBRIDGE SWORD
 23  ALSERBI  Ghassan  COBHAM FENCING CLUB
 24  GEORGET-ROUKLINE  Sasha  SALLE BOSTON
 25  DOWNING  Oliver  SALLE BOSTON
 26  CEZAIR-TAYLOR  Nathan  NEWHAM SWORDS
 27  STRANGE  Calvin  CHICHESTER FENCING CLUB
 28  MURPHY  Finn  SALLE BOSTON
 29  DAWSON  Connell  EGHAM FENCING CLUB

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1   CULKIN   Alexander      SALLE PAUL FENCING CLUB 
 2   SCOTT PAYNE   Edward      SWINDON FENCING CLUB 
 3   LIM   Li Leo      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 3   PROSSOR   Woser      ALLEZ FENCING 
 5   ROBBINS   Charlie      BATH SWORD CLUB 
 6   MYATT   Rory      COLCHESTER & DISTRICT FENCING CLUB 
 7   OSTACCHINI   Louis      SALLE BOSTON 
 8   EL-SAIE   Zayd      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 9   ZAZO   Ethan      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 10   FUSCHILLO   Rocco      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 11   JONES   Maxwell      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 12   CAMPBELL – YATES   Indio      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 13   CONTRACTOR   Jamiel      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 14   COURTNEY   Jack      BATH SWORD CLUB 
 15   DE ROBERT HAUTEQUERE   Francois      COBHAM FENCING CLUB 
 16   TARNAI   Carlo      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 17   LEWIS   Jacob      ACTIV8 
 18   RYAN   Cosimo      SUSSEX HOUSE FENCING CLUB 
 19   PORTER   Kyran      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 20   GIBBONS   Scott      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 21   AMORE   Julian      ZFW FENCING CLUB 
 22   WALLIS   Luigi      FIGHTING FIT FENCING CLUB 
 23   JONES   Ludovico      ELTHAM COLLEGE FENCING CLUB 
 24   MATVEJEV   Aleksandr      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 25   MEWAWALLA   Sam      FENCERS CLUB LONDON 
 26   RENTZOS   Ethan      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 27   MOFFATT   James      KENILWORTH SWORD FENCING CLUB 
 28   LANGDELL   Carlo      LOUGHTON FENCING CLUB 

 Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club
 1   ADELEKE   Keir      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 2   ABUBACARR SAMBA   Bah      NEWHAM SWORDS 
 3   AYIN-WALSH   Louis      ELTHAM COLLEGE FENCING CLUB 
 3   KUBA   Vencel      ALLEZ FENCING 
 5   EDOBOR   Augustine      ELTHAM COLLEGE FENCING CLUB 

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