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By: Beth Davidson

Growing participation in fencing is a key priority for us going forward.  In order for us to grow the sport, we need to know where fencing takes place and what resources are required now and in the future.  Providing support to you – people who run clubs, deliver lessons, volunteer countless number of hours, and take part in fencing activities…

By: Beth Davidson

 Georgia Webb, centre right. Georgia Webb from Laszlo’s Fencing in Durham on the weekend of the 16th+ 17th November secured a Bronze medal in the Foil competition at the  M8 Open event in Scotland. At only 15yrs Georgia has just started competing in ‘open’ senior competitions and was delighted to get to a third place position coming up against –…

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…