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By: Beth Davidson

From the BBC website – 21 November 2013 15-year-old Ellie Hind from Newcastle is aiming for Olympic glory in her chosen sport. Ellie Hind took up fencing at the age of eight, and is currently a member of the GB under 17 squad. Look North’s Stephanie Cleasby went to see her in action. BBC FEATURE

By: Beth Davidson

On Saturday it was annual 5 Nations tournament taking place in Edinburgh where Home Nations of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland battle it out for the Wilkinson Trophy! NE Fencing Development Officer, Beth Davidson has been managing the England team for four years with an unbeaten record in the 5 Nations and Commonwealth titles! Beth says “It gives…

By: Beth Davidson

Fencing North East have been granted £100,000 by Sport England, to continue its award winning work for a further 3 years. The funding will allow North East Regional Development Officer, Beth Davidson, to continue her role full time in the region. The funding bid was put together by Beth in partnership with Durham University, Northumbria University, British fencing, England Fencing,…

By: Beth Davidson

While many of us were tucking into our Sunday lunch, Carole Seheult from Laszlo’s Fencing Club in Durham was representing Great Britain at the Veteran World Championships in Varna in Bulgaria. Carole was a member of the Women’s Epee Team fencing on the final day of the championships after coming in 13th place in the individual event earlier in the…

By: Beth Davidson

By: Beth Davidson

By: Beth Davidson

Well done to Abi Harvey, Sam Ridley from Newcastle Fencing Club and Avni Pande from Hymers Collage for taking gold medals at the York Open this weekend!  Other regional medalists include: Rachel Conner, Laszlo’s Fencing – Bronze Women’s Epee Duncan Rowlands, Laszlo’s Fencing – Bronze Men’s Sabre Asha Edwards, Laszlo’s Fencing – Silver Women’s Foil Helen Baron, Durham University – Silver Women’s…

By: Beth Davidson

This week saw the formal presentation of certificates to scouts who passed their Go Fence for Leaders course that took place in the Washington district last month. 9 Scouts and leaders from Eppleton Scouts and1st Houghon (St Michaels) scout groups, tutored by Scout Leader Paul Sutherland, had to replace their fire sticks with Go Fence swords for this one day course…

By: Beth Davidson

On the 7th and 8th September the annual Veteran’s Winton Cup is a clash of regions for those aged 40 and over, trying to take this prestigious title  at Lilleshawl near Telford.  Team Manager, Carole Seheult negotiated with fencers from Scotland and Cumbria to create a true ‘North Britain’ fencing team, bristling with talent such as 9 time Commonwealth representative George…

By: Beth Davidson

Fencing North East has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron with a Big Society Award!  This publicly nominiated award is for UK organisations who focus upon three specific areas: Outstanding Contribution to Community – People, projects and organisations that enable communities to drive change themselves – Projects and organisations that allow the community to identify solutions – People, projects…