This season Gravesham Fencing Club member Holly Snellin’s fencing journey has taken her to Belgrade and Estonia to represent Great Britain. Here is her report:
I was recently lucky enough to fence at a Satellite competition in Belgrade & World Cup in Tallinn.
Belgrade was a very good competition for my first International at a senior level. I fenced okay in the poule so was able to fence in a DE. I fenced okay, however nerves & excitement overcame me & I made many mistakes. I was knocked out by a Romanian fencer & didn’t progress any further.
Tallinn was a very eye opening experience! This competition was of an extremely high standard where I was brushing shoulders with Olympic medalists!
I went to this competition knowing the standard was incredible, so I tried to use it as almost a training competition where I could put into practice what I had been learning in lessons.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience & learnt huge amounts! This competition has made me more determined to train even harder!
Congratulations to Joe Joyner, 2017 Club Epee Champion.
Joe beat Paul Nash in the final to take the gold medal. Cameron Prior and Sandy Barnes finished third. Pictured here with Club Coach Marc Chapman.
Congratulations to Joe Joyner on winning the 2017 Sussex Epee Open!
Congratulations to Sandy Barnes on winning the Simmonds Challenge Cup in the Club Sabre Championships!
Second place went to Scott Greenwood, with Peter Gandolfi and Paul Nash taking the bronze medals. Pictures here with Head Coach Marc Chapman.
In addition to his victory at the Norfolk Open, over the Summer Joe Joyner also finished second at the Cambridge Open. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Joe Joyner on recently winning the Norfolk Senior Men’s Open Epee Championship.
Congratulations to Holly Snellin who finished 6th & highest placed Kent fencer & highest placed under 20 at the Invicta Open. Well done Holly!
Congratulations to Holly Snellin who finished 13th at this weekends U23 British Epee Championships.
Congratulations to the Gravesham Fencers who competed in the South East Region Senior Epee Championship today:
Holly Snellin – 2nd place and U20 Champion
Jack Sargent – 23rd place
Joe Joyner – 8th place
Congratulations to Gravesham ‘A’ who won the Kent County Senior Epee Team Championships today. Holly Snellin, Joe Joyner and Paul Nash were victorious over Tenterden in a great final.
Also congratulations to Gravesham B, Jack Sargent, Dave Bardo, Scott Greenwood who finished in 6th Place.
Ten teams competed, supported by our Club Officials, who put on a great event with fantastic facilities provided by Gads Hill School, Higham.