More medals for the flashing blades

NEWHAM SWORDS continued their medal haul with yet more silverware at the Leon Paul National Junior Tournament. Following their recent success at the Academy Junior Cup and the Camden Junior National Tournament, the fencing club added to their ever-increas

NEWHAM SWORDS continued their medal haul with yet more silverware at the Leon Paul National Junior Tournament.

Following their recent success at the Academy Junior Cup and the Camden Junior National Tournament, the fencing club added to their ever-increasing medal collection by taking gold, silver and bronze at the weekend.

England number five, Rajan Rai, took gold in the under-13 boys', whilst team-mates Alice Campbell and Nathan Dickison took silver and bronze respectively in the under-nine's girls' and under-11 boys' events.

Other outstanding results on the day came from Rachel Shaw, eighth in the under-11 girls' and Kamal Minott, sixth, Robbie Shaw, 10th, Joao De Souza, 11th, Alan Lozovik 12th, and Jai Birch, 15th in the under-13 boys'.


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Older club team-mates, and GB under-17 internationals, Amol Rattan, Alex Savin and Ife Kubler, rounded off a fantastic weekend for Newham Swords by taking 54th, 14th and 28th respectively at their first under-17 international of the season in Germany and Austria.

Rattan's, Savin's and Kubler's results now mean that they are all ranked in the top five of the GB under-17 rankings and therefore in contention for next year's Cadet World Championships.

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"The club is achieving some great results at the moment, both at grass roots and international level," said manager, Linda Strachan.

"This is due mainly to their hard work and commitment, and sheer love of the sport," added club coach Pierre Harper.

For more information on Newham Swords contact Linda Strachan on 07956 618898.

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