Yvonne Chart from Upper Sixth has been selected for the Senior England team for the Commonwealth Fencing Championships, taking place in Glasgow in the autumn.
Now ranked 5th in Great Britain at senior level, Yvonne has had an exciting week with this and also her selection for a Senior World Cup competition in Cancun, Mexico. She said: “I didn’t really expect this honour. I knew I’d had a good season but it wasn’t until July when I saw my senior ranking and realised I was within striking distance of the Commonwealths. I worked hard over the summer, and it was so worth it; the Commonwealths and Cancun! I want to thank my coaches, I wouldn’t have achieved any of this without them”.
Other GB selections this week include Caitlin Maxwell, Maria Chart, Will Deary and Josh Maxwell being picked for the GB Under 20 men’s and women’s sabre teams for an Under 20 World Cup event in Poland.
Our sabre fencers travelled to two competitions this weekend, a highly competitive senior event in London and also an Under 17 event in Stratford. At the Under 17 competition, an in form Bertie Holdsworth secured the highest of the results from the boys with a 6th place finish, Jamie Craze came 7th with Alex Boote in 17th, Sam Boorne in 36th and Luke Haynes in 46th. In the girls’ event Caitlin Maxwell claimed yet another podium finish taking the Gold, Maria Chart was 3rd with Molly Wood in 15th and sister, Lily, in 20th.
At the senior event the preceding day, Caitlin Maxwell finished in a strong 3rd place in this highly respected and experienced field of fencers. Maria Chart also finished in a solid 15th place. In the men’s event Josh Maxwell came 30th and Will Deary claimed a highly impressive Silver.