Sydenham fencers advance

March has already been a busy month for Sydenham’s fencers with 2 Regional Events taking place on consecutive weekends.

In the London Region, Lyla Waller (Year 7) made a significant improvement on her last year’s 9th place to take Bronze in the Under 12 Foil. This qualifies her for the National Championship in May.

Also in the London Region, Elisa Morris (Year 8) in her first competition, narrowly missed victory in her third bout in the Under 14 Foil and so faced stiff competition in the 2nd round when she came up against a very capable left-handed fencer. Despite “upping” her game she was unable to break through her opponent’s defence.

In the SouthEast region Ipek Tsil Kara (Year 8) managed a 5-3 victory in her 2nd bout in a field that included last year’s U12 National Champion. In the 2nd round she fenced well but was unable to cope with her opponents relentless counter-attacks.

Well done to all our fencers and we look forward to seeing them progress.