Fencing Round One : NIJFS

This weekend’s Northern Ireland Junior Foil Series event took place at Hunter House on Sunday 8th Nov. It was the first competition of the 2015/16 season and RBAI fencing club was represented by a strong group of 15 fencers from yr8 - yr12. We had medal successes with Michael Thompson winning the U16 Gold: A great win for Michael who fenced at his very best throughout the day. He won all of his fights in the early seeding round and continued to make light work of all of his matches through to the final where he won 9/8 on time. Matthew McKay gained a Silver medal place in the U14: Yet another top result for Matthew who consistently medals at NI and Irish events. Matthew works hard, making the most of his strength and concentration to outperform his opponents. A special mention must be given to the novice fencers from yr 8 who stepped up to the challenge of their first open competition. They fenced with guts, supported each other admirably and showed their potential to hopefully be champions of the future. Well done to all the RBAI fencers. Next NIJFS will be on Sunday Dec 6th in Holywood Queen’s Leisure Centre.


Matthew McKay above achieved a Silver medal in the U14 boys


Michael Thompson above achieved the Gold medal in the U16 Boys