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Fencing in the family

SWNS_YOUNG_FENCER_06Maddie,  in Year 5, has taken up fencing - following in the footsteps of her maternal grandfather.   

Maddie has been introduced to the sport through school, as was her grandfather, Christopher Walker. He continued training and competing when he joined the Royal Navy, and in 1979 won the inter-forces 'Master at Arms' Award for the best performance in all categories, at the Royal Tournament.   

As Redmaids’ High School Fencing Coach Richard Bernstein explains, “The ‘Master of Arms’ Award reflects the best performance in three different weapons – the sabre, eppe and foil – which requires an incredibly high level of skill.” 

“Maddie is currently learning basic foil skills, and I hope she will take to the sport, and start entering regional championships by the end of this academic year.”  

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Date Posted: 15 October, 2021

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