King's Worcester

17 February

Regional Fencing Success for King’s Siblings

King’s siblings William and Grace recently competed in the West Midlands Regional Qualifying Competition, where the top eight competitors are selected to represent the region at British Fencing’s British Youth Championships (BYCs).

The British Youth Championships is where people from all over Britain and countries further afield compete to be crowned champions of Britain. By winning this competition, participants are allowed to put the British flag on their kit, with their name and GBR on their back.

Both Will and Grace performed exceedingly well at the Regional Qualifying Competition, qualifying in their respective competitions for the BYCs. Will won silver in the Boys’ U16 Foil, and Grace won bronze in the Girls’ U14 Foil. The competition was extremely competitive and both Will and Grace had challenging opponents. Their efforts were well rewarded and the results are even more incredible as both are at the younger end of their age group.

Will and Grace have both qualified for this competition four times each, but unfortunately for Grace, she has yet to compete in a BYC due to COVID and an age limit. Will has competed in the BYC twice and said, “It was a great atmosphere.” In the previous BYCs, the finals of each age group were fantastic opportunities for Will and Grace to watch and experience the highest level of the competition, with about 70 competitors in each age group.

Will and Grace will be taking on more competitors in March, when they will be representing King’s in the Public Schools Fencing Championships.

We wish them both the best of luck as they go on to compete in their forthcoming championships!

Fencing at King's

Will (far left) receives his silver medal.

Fencing at King's Worcester

Grace (far right) receives her bronze medal.

Fencing at King’s

King’s is fortunate to have a highly-qualified permanent Fencing coach who takes all age groups for varying amounts of time during our afterschool Fencing Club on Mondays.

Pupils are coached in groups by weapon, skill level and age, with full support for each individual.  The Autumn Term is the most popular, with over 30 participants from King’s St. Alban’s through to the Upper Sixth.  A core of around 15 attends the club all year round.  A full kit is provided and older pupils have the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications.  Annually we have two team competitions against RGS Worcester and a number of individual regional and national competitive opportunities.