Devlin proves he’s a real Hampshire master of fencing

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Chichester Fencing Club’s Devlin Stigant – who is just 13 – has won the Hampshire Master-At-Arms trophy. This is an extremely prestigious award which is presented annually to the county’s top young fencer in all three weapons.

Devlin had to finish in the top three in foil, sabre and epee in the Hampshire county championships, which is extremely hard to achieve because of the diversity and complexity of each weapon.

Devlin is able to switch from one to the other with consummate ease and shows great skill in his footwork and blade control.

Coach Sharon Blackman said: “It is a very well-deserved award for an enormously dedicated and hard-working young fencer with a brilliant sporting attitude and masses of talent.”

If you would like to try fencing contact Sharon on 01243 822753 or e-mail