The British Youth Championship 2017
On Day 1 of the competition Steph set the bar high!
Following a strong start in the U16 Girls Sabre poules, finishing in 6th place, Steph powered her way through the early stages of the DE's.
Beating her Welsh team mate Erin Corcorran of Russell Swords 15:5 in the quarter finals Steph went on to face MX Fencing's Hannah O'Reilly in the semi final, winning 15:14 after a really hard fought match. As the picture below shows both Steph and her supporters were extremely happy with this result.
The final was against Ellen Robbins Wilkinson of Marshall Fencing. Again this was a really close fought competition with Ellen Just managing to close Steph out winning by just one hit, 15:14.
All in all a spectacular performance and an excelent start to the competition.
Jack and Eleanor were also fencing on day 1. Eleanor put in a solid performance finishing in 10th place in the U18 Girls Foil after being put by the eventual bronze medal winner in the second round of DE's.
Jack finished in 19th place in the U18 Boys Foil in a stong field after being put out in the second round of DE's.
With no Wrexham fencers in the second day of competition there was just Max to go in his first year in the U16's on day 3. Max was in a difficult poule and did not have the best of starts finishing the poules in 34th. In the DE's he started well beating fellow Welsh fencer Samual Westwell of Russell Swords 15:12. The second DE matched him against Archie Watt of Shakespeare Sword. The first few hits went both ways but Archie soon got into his stride beating 15:3. A small consolation was the fact that Archie went on to win Gold.
Last of all a big shout out to Owen who spent all three days representing Wrexham Fencing Club refereeing.
Well done to all our fencers who qualified for the British Fencing Championships 2017 including Luke who unfortunately could not take his place in Sheffield.