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Fencing Success for Sullivan Upper Fencers

The 2012/13 fencing year is well under way and SUFC fencers have achieved some impressive successes.

Victoria Duxbury

Victoria has had an amazing year so far! To date she has won bronze medals at three senior British Open Tournaments: the Merseyside Open in Liverpool, the Birmingham Allstar Cup and the Scottish Open in Edinburgh. These results, along with wins in local NI events and other significant British and Irish competition performances have taken her to 18th in the Senior UK National rankings and 2nd in the Senior Irish National rankings. Victoria is the only female NI fencer in the UK top 20 of any of the fencing weapons, foil, epee or sabre. She is also the current (2012) N Ireland Women’s Foil Champion, Irish Women’s Foil Champion and Irish Under 17 Women’s Foil Champion, and has represented both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Rachel Philpott

2012/13 has seen Rachel continue to improve her fencing, having so far achieved 2nd places at the West of Ireland and North West Opens and a 3rd place at the South of Ireland Open in Cork. These results, along with others have seen her move up to 3rdplace in the Senior Irish National rankings (just behind Victoria).

Sullivan Junior Fencing

After 2 rounds, Iona O’Neill currently leads the Girls’ Under 14 age group in the NI Junior Foil Series, a series of competitions that runs every year for fencers in the age groups U12, U14 and U16. Iona won at the first round, held at Sullivan back in November 2012, with Emily Maginn finishing 2nd. At the second round at Wallace High School in Lisburn Iona won again, with Rachel Smyth 3rd and Emily 5th.

David White SUFC Coach

7 Jan 2013

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