Following on from our hugely successful Public Schools’ Fencing Championships, our younger fencers took to the international circuit once again, only a few days later, travelling to Wroclaw in Poland for the Challenge Wratislava. Seven fencers from the First to Fourth Year took on other, young fencers in this highly regarded international competition giving our fencers access to tougher competitors and starting their international experience early, all of which should help when they tackle to Under 17 European tour. Lexie Craze and Aimee Whitelegg competed in the Under 13 girls’ competition, both finishing with a Last 64. George Livsey and Sam Cox fought hard in the early rounds clinching most of their victories on the last hit, showing real grit and fighting spirit. George finished in 55th place and Sam took 35th. In the Under 15 boys’ event, Max Cromie had a difficult day finishing in 86th but Roman Norris was able to build on the experience he has been gaining of late on the French circuit. He made showed great determination claiming 19th place. The honours for the day fell to Darcy Holdsworth who stormed through the early rounds. His nail biting 15-14 win was swiftly followed by a dominating 15-5 win in the last 32. Unfortunately, he finished just out of the medals when he went down 15-14 finishing in an excellent final 10th position.