Chichester fencers put Sussex rivals to the sword

Chichester fencers Max Hooper, Harry Gray, Kasjan Paskowski, Oscar Pickering, Isaac Jolley and Charlotte Beadle
Chichester fencers Max Hooper, Harry Gray, Kasjan Paskowski, Oscar Pickering, Isaac Jolley and Charlotte Beadle
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Chichester Fencing Club’s juniors foilists had an outstanding weekend in the Sussex championships.

Harry Gray, Kasjan Paskowski and Tara Sallaba won the junior team event, retaining the cup for Chichester.

Oscar Pickering, Isaac Jolley and Max Hooper won the under-16 team event, beating club-mates Charlotte Beadle, Alex Jolley and Tom Raymond Wells in an all-Chichester final.

Not content with first place in the team event, Isaac Jolley swept through the opposition to become boys’ under-14 champion and the under-16 champion. Max Hooper and Oscar Pickering took joint third in the under-16 individual competition.

Not to be outdone, the girls fenced brilliantly. Charlotte Beadle retained her title as Uunder-16 foil champion and Tara Sallaba proved what a fantastic fencer she has become by clinching the under-12 cup.

Rhianna Batchelor took second place in the girls’ under-14s while Kasjan Paskowski was third in the under-14 boys. Ben Shepherd was third in the under-12 boys with Harry Gray taking second place.

An astounding haul of medals and trophies for some exceptionally hard working and talented young fencers.