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Fencers represent Britain at top tournament
1:03pm Wednesday 9th February 2011 in Sport
THREE U15 fencers from Enfield's North London Sabre Club (NLSC) represented Great Britain at the Moneteau international tournament in France on Sunday. The fencers were Nathan Potter (14), George Burton (14) and Bethan Lucas (14). With over 200 fencers competing, the trio performed well at this strong international tournament. Bethan made the quarter-finals and was placed seventh in the girls' event, whilst George and Nathan were placed 15th and 20th respectively in the boys' event.
The fencers, who train at NLSC which is based at the Oasis Academy, Enfield, were all selected due to their high national age group rankings. These selections followed on from further successes in 2010 where some of the club's older fencers, including Chris Lawrence, Nicholas Williams and James Potter, represented Great Britain at European Cadet Circuit tournaments in France, Germany and Hungary. James was also selected to represent Wales at the UK School Games.
The fencers are trained by NLSC coaches Peter Wright and Daren Tee. Wright, who is the head coach, said: "These selections reflect well on our young fencers and their commitment to their training. We hope that many more youngsters will want to take up the sport with the increased awareness of the many different sports that are available to youngsters during the lead up to the London Olympics."
NLSC is also commencing a new programme to encourage both children and adults to take up the sport. As part of its outreach programme, schools and youth groups are encouraged to contact NLSC who can arrange taster sessions and programmes for beginners. For more information on how you can participate in the Olympic sport of fencing, visit the club's website at www.nlsc.co.uk or www.britishfencing.com