27/08/2013- Latest News

The end of July finished with three full days of talent assessments, starting with women’s foil followed straight after by men and women’s epee.  Across all of the six weapons we have now tested 83 athletes, no mean feat for our team of sport scientists and coaches.  The athletes were tested across a number of key areas including within a lesson situation, doing footwork and in sparring situations.  They also all had a full medical assessment, a lifestyle and commitment discussion and went through a battery of demanding physical tests.  Congratulations go to all those athletes that went through the assessments.

Please find below the last set of athletes selected from these assessment days for men’s and women’s epee and women’s foil:

Talent Programme Athletes

Paul Sanchez-Lethem  Epee
Aml Sinclair  Epee
Yvonne Chart  Foil
Ayeshia Fihosy  Foil

Talent Identification & Confirmation (TIC) Programme Athletes

Harry Peck  Epee
Craig Worman Epee
Daniel McGlade  Epee
Joshua Stevens  Epee
Elisabeth Powell  Epee
Abigail Harvey  Epee
Isabelle Gill  Foil
Yasmin Campbell  Foil
Emma Kurtis  Foil
Jade Clarke  Foil
Katie Smith  Foil

We are pleased to announce the full list of athletes that have been selected onto our two talent programmes.

Talent Athletes – 8 Weapon
Daniel Kiss  Foil
Jonathan Webb  Sabre
Soji Aiyenuro  Sabre
William Deary  Sabre
Paul Sanchez-Letham  Epee
Aml Sinclair  Epee
Yvonne Chart  Foil
Ayeshia Fihosy  Foil

TIC Athletes – 20 Weapon
Alex Lloyd  Foil
Jai Birch  Foil
George Bailey  Foil
Chris Lawrence  Sabre
Joshua Maxwell  Sabre
Fraser Woodburn  Sabre
Eden Amsalam  Sabre
Harry Peck  Epee
Craig Worman  Epee
Daniel McGlade  Epee
Joshua Stevens  Epee
Laura Gladdish  Sabre
Shreya Anil  Sabre
Isabella Gill  Foil
Yasmin Campbell  Foil
Emma Kurtis  Foil
Jade Clarke  Foil
Katie Smith  Foil
Elisabeth Powell  Epee
Abigail Harvey  Epee

With 8 athletes identified for our Talent Programme and 20 on our TIC Programme the hard work now begins to turn them in to the champions of the future.

Our next Talent Assessment dates are 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2013 for invited athletes only.  It will be one day per weapon both men and women.  Athletes not able to make the first batch of assessments plus a number of identified athletes will be invited to these assessments.  We will be issuing invites in the next few weeks so that you can get the dates reserved in the diary.

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