Fencing Report: 28 November

We are thrilled to announce the next round of international selections. Maia Fashokun, Molly Wood, Hannah O’Reilly and Luke Haynes have all been selected for the GBR Under 20 team and will compete in Dormagen and Varsovie in the coming weeks. This is in addition to Leanne Chan (Singapore), Roman Norris (France) and Jack Wong (Hong Kong), Darcy Holdsworth (GBR), Max Cromie (GBR). Lexie Craze, Aimee Whitelegg, Sam Cox and Henry Martin have all been selected for the England youth team for Wratislawa Challenge in Poland in March.

A hugely busy weekend for our fencers this week with Roman in France, an Under 14 international in Bucharest and an LPJS nearer to home.

Starting off at Millfiled for the youth league circuit event, the LPJS. We had a team of Under 13 Girls in action in the Sabre, and we were thrilled with both girls who stormed through the early rounds with composure and discipline with Lexie Craze taking gold and Aimee Whitelegg clinching the silver.
On to Tarbes, France for the sabre d’or, the French National qualifier for internationals for Roman Norris. He continued his run of good form in a field of over 150 fencers with an excellent 30th place finish. This means he has qualified for Eurosabre circuit event in Meylan in January.

At the Riposta Cup in Bucharest, Romania, Amari Lawal fenced well all day gaining in experience and confidence. He finished in the top 32. Sam Cox and Henry Martin stormed through the draw fencing with patience and clarity of thought to dispatch all before them. Sam took a commendable quarter final place with Henry taking an impressive bronze, an excellent international podium finish for this young athlete.