Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Introducing our first ever British Fencing Champion

Introducing our first ever British Fencing Champion

RGS has its first ever British Fencing Champion following the British U10 Epee Championship on Sunday 10 April at Oundle School, Northamptonshire.

Year five students Toby Aberdeen and Eddie Mackay and year four student William Hays all competed, with Toby becoming British Champion, Eddie taking bronze and William finishing a credible 14th place.

RGS fencing coach, Iain Aberdeen was thrilled with the results, he said,

'To have two fencers on the podium is an amazing feat and shows the hard work that goes into training these young fencers.
'The results can only be encouraging for future team and individual events.'

RGS has a long history of fencing with over 100 national squad representations, numerous UK School Games gold medals and regional champions, but a national champion has remained elusive until now.

All three boys fenced with maturity and passion throughout the competition, dominating their category and out-fencing boys from across the country.

Congratulations to Toby, Eddie and William and all of the coaching team.