Maisie Qualifies for England Fencing U13 Team
It has been a wonderful end to the year for Year 8 pupil Maisie Everett, who recently qualified for the England Fencing U13 Epee team. After years of hard work, her efforts have paid off and she now looks forward to competing internationally.
Over the past year Maisie has travelled over 3000 miles to compete in 16 competitions, achieving five gold medals, one silver and six bronze – a real testament to her hard work and commitment to training. As a result, Maisie will now join the U13 Epee Team as they compete in Poland’s Challenge Wratislavia – an international children’s fencing tournament.
Selection for the U13 team is not an easy process – to impress you need to accumulate ranking points across a large number of competitions, maintaining high standards at all times. Over the course of the year Maisie scooped two golds for the South West region, a bronze in the British Youth Championships and has won the U14 Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) competition. She also finishes the Elite Epee season, ranked number one.
Fencing is not a widely understood sport, but it requires athleticism, speed, muscle and core strength, hand eye coordination and focus that is very different from many sports. However, Maisie is as much an athlete as those found on the track or hockey pitch!
We wish her every success for 2019.
Published on: Friday, December 7, 2018