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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…

By: Beth Davidson

North East Region England Fencing would like to pass on their sincerest condolancies to the family of Barry Flood, who died on Wednesday. Barry was instrumental in the development of fencing in the North East by establishing an elite training centre based at Durham University and bringing in Olympic head coach Laszlo Jakab from Hungary in 1996. Salle Jakab was…

By: Beth Davidson

If you are a volunteer, referee or coach you may need to possess a first aid, safeguarding children,  etc. certificate as part of your British Fencing registration requirements. North Ease Course Finder is a website in which you can find many courses located all over the region. WEB SITE LINK   http://www.necoursefinder.org/  

By: Beth Davidson

  15 year old fencer from East Boldon, Matt Dickinson went on to beat all infront of him at this weekend’s British Youth Championships in Sheffield boys epee event!  50 fencers were in the U16 catagory, representing all regions in the UK.   Matt won all of his initial pool fights to give him a seeding of no 3.  His…