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Maisie Fences Her Way to Challenge Wratislavia

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King’s Hall pupil Maisie Everett has just returned from fencing for England at the Challenge Wratislavia in Wroclaw, Poland.

Fencers from 42 countries were taking part and a staggering 212 competed in Maisie’s age group.

The 12 year old seemed completely unfazed by the bright lights and international razzmatazz of the occasion and proceeded to win her first three fights on the trot.

Maisie was seeded 81 out of 212 and went onto make it through to the last 128 before she lost 12-8 to a Polish fencer.

Maisie started her fencing in Year 4 at King’s Hall where she was inspired by her fencing coach, Jaqui Besley, who went on to become a major influence. However most of Maisie’s Epee coaching now takes place with Wellington Swords.

Ali Halls, Director of Sport at King’s Hall said: “ Maisie has done brilliantly to get this far with her fencing because for the last few months she has had to combine her training with studying for her exams."

He added: “This was a brilliant experience for her and one that will see her taking that confidence going into the British Youth Championships in May.”

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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