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Holly Snellin – Report from Belgrade and Tallinn

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!



We have received confirmation from Gravesham Leisure that Cygnets Leisure Centre will be closed until next Monday at the earliest.

To ensure we can continue fencing, this Friday’s session (17th Match) will relocate to Cascades Leisure Centre in Gravesend – 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The centre is only a ten minutes drive from Cygnets.

We have two badminton courts booked and all members and beginners are welcome.

Address: Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG.

Fencing boxes and kit will be available at Cascades.

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