Fencing regionals

On Sunday Headington fencers battled their way through the second instalment of the British Youth Championship qualifiers for Southern Region.

This time there were two Headington entrants – Charlotte in U16 Foil and Margarita in U14 Epee.

The U16 Girls’ Foil was one of the blue riband events this year for standard of entry so it was particularly impressive for Charlotte to qualify for the finals – with a bronze medal to boot.

Margarita had a really good opening round – winning her a bye. She then fenced two really tough Direct Eliminations and lost on time . Margarita finished fifth, qualifying for the finals as one of the top eight.

Headington will be represented at the British Youth Championship Finals in Sheffield by six fencers this year. Isobel U18 Foil, Yayu U12 Sabre, Hattie U12 Epee, Margarita U14 Epee and Charlotte fencing both Foil and Sabre.