Sullivan at Round 2 of the
N Ireland Junior Foil Series
Sullivan Upper Fencing Club played host to Round 2 of the 2018/19 NI Junior Foil Series last Sunday 9th December. Originally to be held at RBAI in Belfast, it was relocated to the SU Sports Hall due to unforeseen circumstances.
Nineteen SUFC fencers took part in Round 2, with SU fencers winning a total of 8 medals across 6 age group categories.
The U12 Girls category perhaps provided the SU result of the day, with year 8 pupil Sophia Cahill taking gold in her first ever competition. Meanwhile, in the U12 Boys, year 8 Oliver Playfair, also in his first competition, finished 3rd to take a bronze medal.
Charlie Beimers finished just outside the medals in 5th place in the U14 Girls, while Alex Atkinson made the semi-finals to take bronze, denied a place in the final by a narrow 14-15 defeat by the eventual age group winner. In the U14 Boys, Alexander Penny, Arnav Arava and Finn Neely all made the quarter-finals, while Keir Murray, Adam Caldwell, Lewis Currie and Cameron Kitchen finished in positions 9 to 12.
The U16 Girls category was, as in Round 1, dominated by Sullivan fencers, with Victoria Morris again winning gold, Izzy Evans taking silver this time and joint third place bronze medals going to Ruzi Statham and Anna Vaughan. Positions 5 to 7 were taken by Cece MacMahon, Rachel McKillen and Angharad King. As in Round 1, Cormac Kitchen was the only SU entrant in the U16 Boys, again finishing third to take bronze.
Round 3 takes place on Sat 12th January 2019 in the Sullivan Upper Sports Hall.