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Training Camps

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2018 at Stoke Mandeville **Cancelled

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018 at Moulton College

BDF/British Fencing Collaboration

 

British Fencing (BF) and British Disability Fencing (BDF) would like to announce the proposed greater collaboration, and strengthening bonds between both organisations. The purpose of working collaboratively is to identify the number and needs of disabled fencers within the wider fencing community in order to support those fencers towards the goals they wish to achieve, be that social fencing, training camps or the ultimate goal of becoming a Paralympian. In order to do this, we would aim to support clubs and coaches with advice and training to help extend their knowledge to coach their wheelchair fencers and, for the future, any person with a disability.

 

There is a need to identify the current provision that is available to disability fencers across Great Britain. We would like to hear from clubs, coaches, parents, and fencers about the disability sessions they are part of. This will allow us to map out the current opportunities and provide support to any key areas that are already delivering disability fencing opportunities.

 

If you are involved in any form of disability fencing, please complete this short survey:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3KJW22B

PISA SUCCESS

Dimitri Coutya  won one bronze and two gold medals, and Piers Gilliver won one gold at the recent Pisa World Cup. Such was the prowess of the British fencers GB finished third in the medal table, ahead of Russia. Piers beat his arch nemesis Shaburov of Russia 15-10 in the semi-final of the Cat A men’s epee, and went on to beat Matteo Betti of Italy, 15-11 in the final.

On day 1 Dimitri won bronze in men’s Cat B sabre, in only his second competition in the weapon. On day 2 he won gold in the men’s Cat B epee, beating Marcus Cratere of France 15-9. On day 3 he won gold in men’s Cat B foil beating Anton Datsko of Ukraine in the final 15-4. A great weekend of fencing. Shame about the weather!

DIMITRI COUTYA DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION

GB Wheelchair Fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver excelled at the World Championships in Rome in November 2017.

Dimitri Coutya made history for Great Britain by winning both the Category B Foil and Epee titles and becoming a Double World Champion! Amazing work Dimitri! 
 Dimitri defeated Ukrainian, Datsko in the final of the Foil, and Sarri of Italy in the Epee. Piers Gilliver took Category A Epee Silver and Sabre Bronze, a great result! Piers’s sabre result was a real bonus as he switched weapons from foil this year, and beat the world number 1, Andryi Demchuk of Ukraine to make the semi-finals. Dimitri and Piers made sure that Great Britain were on the podium in all four events – great work !

 

 

WORLD CUP EGER

GB Wheelchair fencers recently competed in Eger, Hungary, and came home with more medals and trophies. Dimitri Coutya won a gold in the men’s Cat B epee, beating Sarri of Italy 15-10 in the final, a repeat of the World Championship final. Dimitri also won a bronze medal in Cat B foil, losing 15-14 to the Russian Kamalov in the semi-final. Dimitri was awarded the IWAS 2017 champion for Cat B foil and epee.

Piers Gilliver won bronze in the Cat A men’e epee, losing 15-14 to the Russian Artur Yusupov in the semi-final. Piers was awarded the IWAS 2017 Cat A epee champion.

Also fencing in Eger were Josh Waddell (15 years) in his first senior competition. Josh gave a good account of himself in the Cat A epee competition, and also in the Foil Team competition. He also received the IWAS 2017 under 17 champion award.

Oliver Lam-Watson fenced in his first world cup competition and enjoyed a successful debut performance in both epee and foil. He also performed heroics in the Foil Team event.

Gemma Collis-McCann was the sole female fencer for GB. Gemma had a very good weekend in all three weapons, finishing 5th in women’s epee 11th in the foil and midway in her first sabre competition.

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