For the 2nd time this month Sullivan Upper Fencing Club hosted a round of the 2022/23 NI Junior Foil Series: round 4 on Sunday 26th in the school sports hall. Seventeen SU fencers took part across U12, U14 and U16 age groups, winning 8 medals in total, 1 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze.
Thomas Morrow, our only U12 entrant, had his best result so far with a 3rd place and a bronze medal.
In the U14 girls’ Cassidy Ogle reached the semi-finals to win her 4th consecutive bronze medal in the series. Phoebe Henderson, Lois Donald and Erin Keough finished 5th, 6th and 7th. The boys’ event saw Sam Snoddy return to last year’s form by finishing 2nd, while Tom Woolsey-Jensen won his second bronze of the series with a 3rd place. Rohan Nair made the quarter-finals with an 8th place finish, while Theo Beggs, Adam Sugar, Riley Browne and Thomas Gillespie were 9th, 10th, 11th and 13th.
Amelia Penny increased her series lead in the points table with another convincing win in the U16 girls’ final, while Alexandra Ong made 3rd place and a bronze medal. In the boys’ U16s both Noah Currie and Myles Wilkinson made the semi-finals, Noah having knocked out clubmate Lennox Brown in the quarters in a nail-biting 15-14 win. Both however went out at this stage to finish joint 3rd. Lennox finished 5th.
Well done all 17 SU fencers, and thanks again to SU senior fencers Victoria Morris and Alexander Penny who attended the event as a fight referees.
Round 5 of the NIJFS will be on Sun 16th April (tbc), venue tba.
28 Mar 2023