Leweston had 6 fencers from the School take part in the Elite Epee Series Fencing Competition at Millfield last week, with three of the students experiencing their first fencing event! This is a very high standard national series event with many international fencers taking part in the various age groups. The competition starts with fencers taking part in pools then seeded into direct elimination.
Viv T took part in the Open Woman’s event in the morning and finished 10th, narrowly losing 4-3 to the eventual winner, and in the afternoon competed in the Under 17 finishing Sixth. This was Sam S’s first fencing competition and he finished an impressive 16th in the Under 17.
In the Under 14 Fen T came 13th narrowly losing to the eventual winner with 15-12, Millie W finished 19th and Ginny B came 20th. In the Under 12 Amelia O was 11th. This was also Ginny and Amelia’s first fencing event experience.
This was an excellent learning opportunity for all athletes in preparation for National Tetrathlon and youth selection events coming up later in the year. The next fencing event will be the regional youth selection at Millfield on 2 February.