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By: Beth Davidson

BYC Regional Qualifiers 5th March 2016 – Newcastle   FOIL Rank Age Group Weapon Sex Surname Forename 1 U12 Foil Boy Geng Raymond 2 U12 Foil Boy Stephenson Dominic 3 U12 Foil Boy Lee Tiger 4 U12 Foil Boy Bell Alfie 5 U12 Foil Boy Prout Jackson 6 U12 Foil Boy Tissington Isaac 4 U12 Foil Girl Smithies Gabrielle 1…

By: Beth Davidson

The Paralympic Association this week announced their selections of referees for the Paralympics in Rio next year and two familiar faces from the North East were part of that elite list!  Chris Farren and Duncan Rowlands who fence at Laszlo’s Fencing in Durham, were rewarded for their hard work over this season to be part of the Paralymic arbitrage in…

By: Beth Davidson

WomensSeniorFoil  Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club  1  DAVIDSON  Beth  LASZLOS FENCING  2  MCCALLUM  Tegan  LASZLOS FENCING  3  HEYWOOD  Louisa  TEESSIDE FENCING CLUB MensSeniorEpee Ranking  Name  First name  Country  Club  1  WINSTANLEY  Liam  TEAM NEWCASTLE  2  BULLOCK  Jonathan  NORTHUMBRIA UNI  3  BELL  Jack  LASZLOS FENCING  3  CUDWORTH  Mark  NORTHUMBRIA UNI  5  SPICER  Tristan  TEAM NEWCASTLE  6  WHITTON  Andrew  DURHAM PHOENIX…

By: Beth Davidson

This weekend was the Cadet U17 international event in Ankora in Turkey.  A total of 81 fencers from all over the world were present looking for ranking points! Matt Dickinson from Laszlo’s Fencing in Durham took the gold medal beating Emil Thewanger from Austria 15-6 in the final Matt was one of four fencers competing for Great Britian and is…

By: Beth Davidson

British Fencing have awarded Bronze Medals of Houour to Newcastle Fencing Centre coach Iain Aberdeen and Master Armourer and Harlequins coach Rob Kirby! These awards are to commend the work that people do for fencing in the UK and will be awarded at the AGM on the 10th October.

By: Beth Davidson

Last night 130 people gathered in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, a world heritage site to raise funds for Gemma Collis, Paralympic wheelchair fencer in support of her aim to be at the Rio Games. Gemma currently has no funding and is a full-time student at Durham University but is well placed to secure a place in Rio, providing…

By: Beth Davidson

D Please find below a PayPal link to make a credit/debit payment or donation to Gemma’s Road to Rio! Your statement will read ‘Road to Rio Fencing North East’  

By: Beth Davidson

Durham Phoenix Fencing Club based at Gilesgate Community Centre was successful in the amount £1,589.00 for new equipment from County Durham Community Foundation! For further information about this fund http://www.cdcf.org.uk/  

By: Beth Davidson

The weekend of the 4th and 5th July saw the inter-Regional championships take place in Nottingham where the best fencers from UK regions come together and battle it out in foil, epee and sabre to be crowned the best! 9 regions were represented on this 2 day event with 486 bouts being fought! For the North East many of our…

By: Beth Davidson

Sarah and Millie are Scottish Epee Champions: Sarah Harvey retained her U17 Epee title and Millie Robson won the U13 Epee competition at the Scottish Youth Championships -well done! http://www.newcastlefencingsportstrust.org/u13-u17-scottish-epee-champions/ Thomas, Tori and Sarah off to UK School Games Sarah Harvey (Scotland) will be competing against her team mate Tori Hide (England) in the UK School Games in September.  Thomas…