Southern Region Medallist

On the 27th January, ten fencers from Sarum Swords, travelled to Swindon to take part in the Southern Region British Youth Championships qualifier. Our competitors all produced excellent fencing and we were very proud of how well they represented us. Congratulations to our five British Youth Championships Qualifiers: Carl, Davis, Kunle, Truman and Ella.

Photos – courtesy of David Bradley
Ella-Marie (right) on her way to victory in the last 16
Davis (left) in action in the under 14 boys Semi-Final
Southern Region Bronze Medallist – Davis (second from right)



Cricklade Challenge Medallist

Bronze medallist – Adam

Well done to Adam for winning the Bronze medal at the Cricklade Manor (Prior Park) Individual Novice & Intermediate Challenge. Adam won four out of his five group stage matches, before eventually losing 10-4 in the semi-final.

Hampshire County Senior Champions

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Hampshire Women’s Gold Medallist – Phoebe (2nd from left)
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Hampshire Men’s Bronze Medallist – John (left)
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Hampshire Team Champions – John, Ian and Andy

Well done also two our two Junior fencers, Kunle and Carl who were taking part in their first Senior County Championships. You both fenced amazingly.

County Youth Championships

Congratulations to the Sarum Swords fencers who managed to win 10 medals between them at the County Youth Championships! Well done to our three new County Youth Champions and to everyone who represented our club. You all fenced brilliantly.

Matthew – Gold & Truman – Silver medallist
Kunle – Gold & Davis – Silver medallist
Carl – Silver, Joseph – Gold, Alec & Sam (not pictured) – Bronze 
Ella-Marie – Silver medallist
Emma – Silver medallist

Southern Region Champion

Double Southern Region Gold Medallist – Truman

Fantastic results for Truman and Matthew this weekend as they took part in the Southern Region under 11 championships. In the foil event, excellent fencing in the group stage meant that the boys emerged as the 1st and 2nd ranked fencers going into the elimination stages. True to form, both boys made their way to the final. The final was a close exciting match, but Truman pulled ahead at the end, to emerge as winner 10-8. Truman’s day got even better when he won his second gold medal in the Sabre event, making him our club’s first Sabre champion. Well done to the boys for their great fencing and sportsmanship.

Foil finalists, Truman and Matthew


Southern Region Team Champions


Well done to the five Sarum Swords teams, who all fenced brilliantly at the Southern Region Team Championships. Our top performance came from Davis, Truman and Kunle, who finished 1st out of 10 teams to win the under 14 team championships. We are so proud of all the fencers who represented us!