Huge congratulations to Nicole Saunders, who has won the U16 British Youth Sabre Fencing Championships.
The event was held in Sheffield at the EIS on the May Bank Holiday weekend. Nicole was fencing against a very strong field of over thirty U16 girls, whom all previously were regional winners from across the UK.
Nicole fought well and won her pool and was ranked second before the DE. She had a bye in the first round but went onto the final where she fought against the reigning champion from Truro. Nicole gained the first five points but was down 8-9 at half time. At 14 all, and with both girls putting up a tremendous fight, it was Nicole that won the final point to become the British U16 Champion Sabre 2019.
Athletics has done Nicole proud too. At the Lancashire Championships in Blackpool she came 3rd in U15 Javelin, 1st in Discus – reaching English schools standard, and also went on to win the Hammer reaching another English schools standard.