Congratulations to 17 year old James Russell who has been selected as part of the GB U20 team to fence in the Luxembourg World Cup in September.
Unfortunately James had a tough time at the 2016-17 Junior U20 Nationals due to taking part in a 50 mile overnight walk 3 nights before with his school. This left him exhausted to the point of collapse in the Last 16 bout, but he managed to continue and went on to finish 6th after putting up a huge effort in the quarter final against the GB #1.
Once again many congratulations to both James and his Coach Steven Paul.
2nd British Cadet Championships
3rd British Junior Championships
16th Norfolk Open. Entry details here
16th Elite Epee Junior Series
Grand Final (EE). Invitation only
23rd London Open. Entry details here
30th Dream Fencing International-Surrey. Entry details here
13th LPJS International. Entry details here
20th Leon Paul Summer Open. Entry details here
28th BRC Bromsgrove U20. Entry details here
U13 Boys - Piero Steiner 1st
U15 Boys - Harry Couchman 7th
Full LPJS Canterbury results: http://epee.me/?e=661_5
British Cadet and Junior Championships
Cadets (U17) Saturday 2nd July
36 Harry Couchman
39 Amelia Dudley
Full Cadet results: http://www.engarde-service.com/…/br…/cadetbritishchamps1617/
Junior (U20) Men's Sunday 3rd July
6 James Russell
Full Junior results: http://www.engarde-service.com/…/b…/juniorbritishchamps1617/
James Russell of Royal Tunbridge Wells Fencing Club wins his first ever Senior Open (at the grand old age of 17 & a bit) at the Bexley Open and takes the Len Camin Cup for 2016
Thanks as always to his guru, mentor and Coach Prof Steven Paul of RTWFC for all his help, patience and instruction in this next step in James' sporting career
Well done to Piero Steiner who placed 3rd in his first International competition in Dieppe last weekend.