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BRITISH FENCING AWARDS 2016

18th October 2016

BF Honours Presented at AGM

At the recent Annual General Meeting, President Hilary Philbin and Chair of the Honours Committee, Peter Jacobs presented this year’s honours awards to their deserving recipients.  Whilst some were unable to attend in person each award was announced individually and greeted with applause.

Tankards

Tankards are awarded to those members who have achieved significant international results.  This year, Paul Wedge, Jai Birch, Alexander Lloyd and Rajan Rai collected theirs in person.  Yolanda Davis, mother of James-Andrew Davis, collected his award and Clare Halsted collected Laurence, her son’s award.  Sadly Harry Bird, Richard Kruse, Marcus Mepstead and Maciej Wojtkowiak were unable to be there.

Award of Merit

Marilyn Wheelband collected her award in person.

Bronze Medal

Lawrence Burr collected his medal in person but Pamela Price was unable to attend.

Silver Medal

Richard Kruse was unable to attend due to an extended break after the Rio Olympic Games but Gillian Aghajan collected her medal in person the day before departing to manage the British Team competing at the Veterans World Championships.

Gold Medal

Janet Huggins was the worthy recipient of a gold medal for her massive contribution to the sport of fencing.  She most recently returned from the Rio Olympic Games where she was a technical delegate.  Janet continues to offer the sport of fencing a very valuable service.

The Honours Committee were also delighted to present outgoing Chair, David Teasdale with a gold medal for his services to the sport.  David leaves the organisation at the end of October having guided the Board and Executive through a period of change.  The award was warmly received by those in attendance.

All those that were unable to attend to receive their awards in person will be presented with them at some point in the near future.

FIE Awards

At the end of the presentation of the British Fencing awards, President Philbin let it be known that Edgar Seligman was being posthumously inducted to the International Federation’s Hall of Fame.  She reached out to members in an effort to track down Mr. Seligman’s family so that his medal could be passed on.  Should anyone have any information about family contacts please contact media@britishfencing.com.

A photo record of the presentations was made and all recipients should contact media@britishfencing.com should they want a copy of their photographs.

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