This bank holiday weekend our fencers competed in the British Youth Championship Finals in Sheffield. After qualifying through preliminary heats earlier in the season, our team were ready to take on the best that each county had to offer.
Accolades of the day went to Simon Aydarov who claimed gold in the Under 18 men’s sabre event. Having relocated from Moscow to our Sixth Form to pursue his fencing, Simon has had a fantastic season being crowned Under 18 national champion alongside his Under 18 Public Schools’ champion title, and taking bronze at the Under 23 Russian national championships. This win means that Truro School fencers now hold national championship titles at Under 17, 18, 20 and Senior levels in men’s and women’s sabre.
With public exams looming several of our fencers did not attend, and our contingent were made up of some of our younger fencers. In the Under 16 girls’ sabre, Keely Rodda finished in 18th and Molly Wood took 11th place. In the Under 16 girls’ epee event relative new-comer to the sport, Daisy Boyes-Hunter, finished in 32nd place. In the Under 16 boys’ sabre Sam Boorne claimed 7th place with Luke Haynes in 9th and of our younger fencers, in the Under 14 boys’ sabre Henry Hurst had a very strong performance taking 6th place, with Darcy Holdsworth in 19th and Max Cromie in 20th.