Kate Beardmore started fencing at the age of 7 as her brother was already fencing and rather than sit by and watch she decided she wanted to give it a go too. Before long Kate knew fencing was the sport for her. At 12 she gained her first England cap, and this was soon followed by her first cap for the U17 GB squad. Since then, she has remained in the GB team at all age groups including her first Senior position at the age of 18. Kate took the Junior National title in 2016 followed by the Senior British Championship title in 2017. At the Junior Commonwealths Kate won a Silver and a Bronze and is also a double Gold medallist at the School games Championships holding both the individual and team titles. She has just completed her first full year as a senior fencer and became the first British Women’s foil fencer to win all her poule bouts at a Senior World Cup. Kate has also moved up the World rankings by 130 places into the top 150 this season. She is looking forward to taking the experience and knowledge gained this season into the next and working towards her Olympic goal.
When Kate is not training or competing she coaches in local schools and younger fencers based at her club, Fighting Fit Fencing. Kate is also extremely passionate about women in Sport and her long-term goal aside from winning an Olympic medal is to ensure young girls take up a sport and continue to participate in sport throughout their life, especially during their teenage years. She also enjoys reading (a lot) Kate loves watching films and going to the cinema is her favourite way to relax when time allows.
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Kate was home educated throughout her school age years
There is no better buzz than the realisation that its just down to your own guile to outwit your opponent before they outmanoeuvre you
Girls need smart, sporty, happy and successful young females to look up to. I am not quite there yet, but I am working on it
One of the great things about the path that I have chosen it allows me to share joy of the sport and inspire others to take it up
Fencing is a sport for those who like treachery, cunning and hitting people I don’t understand why it is not more popular!
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