Sidmouth and East Devon fencers make strong start to new season

PUBLISHED: 08:05 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:05 19 January 2018

Sidmouth fencer Grace Williams (left), who won gold in the ladies foil competition, together with Finn Manning, from Clyst St Mary, who finished fifth. Both are members of the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club and were in action at the South West senior championships.

Sidmouth fencer Grace Williams (left), who won gold in the ladies foil competition, together with Finn Manning, from Clyst St Mary, who finished fifth. Both are members of the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club and were in action at the South West senior championships.

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Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season.

Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club members, who were in ac tion at the Devon Junior Championships (left to right) Alecia Ranson, Isabella Synek-Herd, Toby Moore, Kenan Palmer, Alex Moore and Finn Manning. Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club members, who were in ac tion at the Devon Junior Championships (left to right) Alecia Ranson, Isabella Synek-Herd, Toby Moore, Kenan Palmer, Alex Moore and Finn Manning.

At the South West Championships, Grace Williams from Sidmouth came first in the ladies’ foil competition, whilst, in the men’s event, Finn Manning, from Clyst St Mary finished fifth.

There were equally impressive results at the Devon Age Group Foil competition with fencers from the club winning no fewer than six gold medals.

The golden success came from Alex Moore (Under-9 boys); Toby Moore (Under-11 boys); Alecia Ranson (Under-13 girls); Kenan Palmer (Under-5 boys); Isabella Synek-Herd (Under-15 girls) and Finn Manning (Under-17 boys).

Another club member, Matty Robinson, finished a most commendable fifth.

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