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Fencing – Round 5 of the Junior Foil Series

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The 5th round of the NI Junior Foil Series was held last Saturday 11th March, hosted by Belfast Fencing Club in the Sullivan Sports Hall. Fourteen SU fencers competed across 4 age groups. Results below.

U12 Girls

Emma Yeaman and Alex Burke both won bronze medals, finishing in joint 3rd place. With one round still to go, this allowed Emma to hold on to her series points lead and Alex to move up a place to 4th in the overall rankings.

U12 Boys

Alexander Penny and Jonah McConnell represented Sullivan in this age group. Jonah made the quarter-finals and finished 8th, while Alexander was 11th.

U14 Girls

In a repeat of the last round’s results, Sullivan girls again brought home 3 medals: silver, plus 2 bronze. Anna Vaughan was again 2nd, with Cece MacMahon and Angharad King this time in the joint 3rd position. Victoria Morris, Willow Wolsey and Izzy Evans all made the quarters, finishing 5th, 6th and 8th. Ruzi Statham and Rachel McKillen were 9th and 13th.

U14 Boys

Cormac Kitchen and Jonathan Mallon both made it through into the quarter-finals, Cormac winning a tough last 16 fight 15-14. Jonathan was 7th, Cormac 8th.

Belfast Open Senior Event

Three SU fencers, Anna Vaughan, Izzy MacMahon and Cece MacMahon, also took part in the Senior Women’s Foil competition the next day on Sunday 12th. All 3 made the quarter-finals, with Anna just missing out on a medal with a narrow 14-15 defeat.

Well done all SU fencers who attended.

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David White

SUFC Coach

14th March 2017

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