Worth fencers performed with pride while representing the School at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships.
In the Senior Boys’ Epee, Tom was eliminated in the first round, Simon made it through to the second pool stage while Faelan made it all the way to the last 16 before being eliminated. He finished a very impressive 15th in the competition.
In the Senior Boys’ Foil, Faolan and Simon both made it through to the second pool stage before being eliminated, while in the Senior Sabre Gabriel was eliminated in the first round.
Natalie made it through to the second pool stage in the Junior Girls’ Foil, while in the Girls’ Mount Hayes Foil Rahel made it through to the last 36 of the competition before being knocked out in the elimination round.
Our Junior Sabre team of Bosen, Pablo and Atticus all made it through to the second pool stage in their first competitions before being eliminated, while in the Boys’ Mount Hayes Foil Jamie was eliminated in the pool stage of his first competition.
Fencing has a rich history at Worth, where it is offered as part of the sports programme and as a co-curricular activity.
At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, two former Worth students were part of the Great Britain fencing squad. Nick Bell helped the men’s foil team finish sixth overall, as well as finishing 39th in the individual competition. Tim Belson finished 39th in the men’s épée individual competition and ninth in the team event. Nick also went on to compete in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.