Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games

BFC fencers Keziah, Emily, Ella and Theo all gave superb performances at the Sainsbury’s School Games last week in Manchester. Keziah and Theo won bronze in the individual WF and MF respectively, while all four won bronzes in the team foil events. Well done all 4! Here’s a photographic taste of the event.21280044311_4fa480422c_o21084974199_46abe7b3bb_o





Weekend’s competitions

Keziah and Emily were at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre in London for a British Ranked Junior event. In a tough field Keziah finished L32, Emily L64. Meanwhile Victoria, Alastair and Conor were in Cork for the South of Ireland Open. Victoria 2nd in WF, Alastair 10th and Conor 12th in MF.

New Venue for BFC

Starting Wed 2nd Sep Belfast Fencing Club moves venue from Campbell College to Sullivan Upper School Sports Hall. From this date the club is also changing to 2 sessions per week from 3, i.e. Wednesdays and Fridays in future instead of Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. From the 2nd Sep, the junior (U13) and senior classes will be held together on Wednesdays 1900-2130. The Friday class will continue as before, 1900-2130.
On the Wednesday session the juniors will be coached by Katie Arup as before and the seniors by Peter Brown and David White. The Friday night will be an uncoached session as before.
Our first night at Sullivan will be Wed 2nd September.

2015 Junior Commonwealth Championships

Congrats to the N Ireland Junior Womens’ Foil Team on taking bronze in Capetown last week at the Junior (U20) Commonwealth Fencing Championships. The team consisted of Victoria Duxbury, Keziah Beattie, Lucy Taylor and Olivia Keys. Narrowly beaten by eventual winners Scotland in the semis, they went on to defeat India in the fence-off for bronze.
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Keziah, Lucy, Olivia & Victoria take bronze            Back home with medals

BFC kit

As we only have a limited amount of kit at Holywood, please can anyone with BFC kit return it when sessions start again towards the end of July. Or if you will not be at the Club over the summer please email to let me know what kit you have. Thank-you.