Members of the West Wight Fencing club have been recognised for their dedication and achievements over the last year at a special presentation at the West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater, where the Island’s High Sheriff Mary Case presented a host of medals and certificates to participates.
With a lot of hard work 6 fencers achieved British Academy of Fencing Bronze Awards and 2 people achieved Silver awards. The Bronze awards went to George Collins, Amy Huyton, Marissa Clarke, Katie Fradgley, Tye Cameron-Robson and Harrison Lloyd. The Silver awards went to Joseph Philips and Kieran Fradgley. These are the first Silver awards in the club’s history and demonstrate a real dedication to training and competition. Kieran Fradgley also recently fought his way to a bronze medal in the Southern Region championship, which qualified him for the British Youth Championships in Sheffield in May.
The club championships produced medal winners in the Under 12 category:- Gold to Henry Summerfield, Silver to Harrison Lloyd and Bronze to Tye Cameron-Robson. In the under 14 category Gold went to George Collins. In the senior championship Gold went to Kieran Fradgley, Silver to Joseph Philips and Bronze to Euan Brammell. The senior Ladies gold medal went to Amy Huyton.
The club has seen a recent surge in members, both adults and children, and is running several taster sessions at the West Wight Sports Centre on Saturday mornings to encourage more people to try it out. All kit is provided by the club.
Fencing also takes place at Medina College, the IVth Form Innovation College at Nodehill and Solent Swords at Sandown Sports Centre. In addition the West Wight Fencing club offers free taster sessions to youth groups across the Island.
For more information about these or club lessons contact Nick Stuart on [email protected] or tel: 07966311485