British Under 20 Silver for Rachael Lever

Congratulations to all our fencers who competed at the British Under 20 Championships in Nottingham last weekend.

Rachael Lever lead the way winning Silver following a really tough event and a number of last hit victories and keeping her No 1 ranking on the Under 20 British Rankings.

Full Club results

Women’s event : 2nd Rachael Lever, 30th Maisie McCormack, 42nd Kesh Talbot

Men’s event : 15th William Ferguson, 19th Neo Wilson-Wan, 42nd Oscar Potts, 57th James Gowen

Club has re-opened

The club re-opened for existing fencers a couple of months ago and has been very busy with 20-30 fencers attending most sessions.

Due to Covid space limitations, we are currently unable to take on new beginners, but we are looking at options of hiring additional hall areas and bringing in additional coaches to facilitate this.

If you are interested in learning to fence, please express your interest by email to

Great Under 20 World Cup Result for Rachael lever

Great results for Rachael Lever at the Under 20 World Cup event in Burgos, Spain.

Winning 4 out of 6 fights in the first round, she qualified easily for the Direct elimination rounds. With a a bye through the Last 256, she won her L128 & L64 matches against tough opponents and lost narrowly in the last 32.

In an event with 203 fencers, she was the top place Brit by almost 40 places and a final place of 29th has jumped her to 3rd on the British Under 20 rankings.

Jess Shortlisted for World Awards

Jess Varley has been shortlisted for the Best Senior Female Athlete for the UIPM (World Pentathlon Association) awards, which is rather impressive.

It would be great if as many people would vote for Jess (and also Kate French who I taught to fence many years ago).

Voting takes place at –

Good Luck to Jess