Bromley Fencing Club restarted in January after a short break since October. We have had a strong return of loyal fencers and have had quite a few new joiners getting stuck in.
Also pleasing to see a growing group of adults coming in for lessons from renowned coach Bob Bales.
The Club reopens Sunday 15th April for 12 weeks until July
Teddy won the most fencing bouts against his fellow club members between September 16 to July 17 and therefore gets to take this wonderful trophy home for the next year! Well done Teddy!
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Teddy Keeble – Winner of the Bromley Trophy 2017
John, aged 8, who has been fencing just over a year, wins the marvellous Bromley Trophy for 2016.
John Prineous, 8, winner of the Bromley Trophy 2016
To win the trophy he had to fence as many other club members as possible over the course of the year and win!
His determination and fearless attacks made him a force to be reckoned with and no one developed a counter to his onslaught.
Held at Tonbridge School on Sunday 29th November ’15
Tony Chen took Bronze in U16 Boys foil in a challenging poule of 8. Well Done!
Atlanta Tsiaoukkaas took Bronze in senior ladies foil, relinquishing her cup from last year but, again, against a challenging field, while Maggie Lan came 8th in the U16 Girls Foil keeping off the bottom of her poule in her first competition, always a nerve wracking experience but should go on to better things now, while Alex Harris-Fry was also breaking his maiden competition nerves in the Boys senior foil.
To have four entrants from a relatively small club is a good showing for Bromley Fencing Club.
Sam Xavier, 16, was presented with the Bromley Fencing Club Challenge Trophy for
2014/15 Bromley Challenge winner Sam Xavier
the second time today. Presented by Club Manager, Mike Wilson, the trophy is won by winning the most fights against club members through the 2014/15 season.
Sam was also the first winner in the 2012/13 season.
Bromley Fencing Club took Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the annual Kent Schools Senior Championship in Tonbridge on 9th November 2014.
In the Girls Under 18 foil Gold was won by Bromley’s Atlanta Tsiaoukkas.
Atlanta Tsiaoukkas of Bromley Fencing Club receiving the Kent Rosebowl trophy from Kent Fencing Union Secretary Jane Clayton
In the Boys Under 16 Foil Zahran (Seif) Seif-Eldien of Bromley and Shortlands House took Gold, Sam Xavier of Bromley took Silver and Deniz Ali of Bromley took the Bronze.
The Hamilton trophy, presented by Chris Hamilton, to Zahran Seif-Eldien, Shortlands House & Bromley with silver medallist Sam Xavier, Bromley. and Bronze medallists Deniz Ali, Bromley and Aaron Hampshaw, Bexley.
Apart from Seif-Eldien the Bromley fencers learned to fence at Bromley Fencing Club and these results are a great achievement for them.
This year Deniz won the coveted Bromley Trophy after successfully
Deniz Ali (left) with the Bromley Challenge Trophy together with the 2013 winner, Sam Xavier
achieving the highest total of victories against his fellow club members over the course of the 13/14 season.
The trophy, consisting of a mounted reproduction basket hilted rapier and scabbard (see picture), is awarded annually.
Yes, we are all away enjoying the sun.
The club will open at 10am on Sunday 7th September.
See you there!
The Club is up and running in its new home at The Priory School
See the Club Calendar for dates through to July 2014.
Due to the increased costs of the new venue and a slight reduction in attendance, fees have changed.
The Annual fee is £25 for the year, £35 for senior (18+) and £ 50 for family.
The session fee is now £6 per week
Unfortunately Darrick Wood Accademy has closed its Leisure Centre facilility.
As from October 2013 the club has moved to The Priory School, Orpington.
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