23 August 2016
A great year for the Fencing Club!
Over the year a good number of our young fencers have competed in various local and regional competitions but also at a national level. New fencers in foil and sabre have enjoyed some success and Maya Penn and Bryony Griffiths have both brought trophies home to King’s Hall! Bryony became the first King’s Hall pupil to qualify for the British Youth Sabre Championships and continues to go from strength to strength, whilst Maya won the National IAPS U9 girls foil championships – both girls have put King’s Hall firmly on the South West fencing map! This year also saw the first South West Regional Hub hosted at King’s Hall school where regional coaches delivered a training day for our fencers and others from around the South West. We are hoping to arrange another in the next academic year.
Three of our young foilists now regularly attend local clubs and train with International Coaches - with training now twice a week we are looking forward to some success in competitions next year. More fencers have attempted and passed their Grading’s with Daisy Kamsner, Joshua Duckham and Maya Penn completing their Grade 1 and Maisie Everett and Harry Besley successfully passing their Grade 2 – well done! In the end of term tournaments success was enjoyed by Austin Kamsner and Joshua Duckham who won all their fights in the Intermediate and Beginners tournaments respectively. Joshua Duckham also received the award for most improved Beginner and Maya Penn, most improved Intermediate.
New fencers welcome next term: Mondays Year 4-8 Foil and Wednesdays Year 5-8 Sabre.