Sidmouth's Findlay in SW Foil win
Foilist Angela Findlay was part of the victorious South West team who took the title at the Veteran Winton Cup. In the two day inter-region event veteran fencers battled it out in three person men s and women s Foil, Epee and Sabre teams. The final resul
Foilist Angela Findlay was part of the victorious South West team who took the title at the Veteran Winton Cup.
In the two day inter-region event veteran fencers battled it out in three person men's and women's Foil, Epee and Sabre teams.
The final result combined all of the team scores and the South West just managed to edge out Yorkshire to take the top spot.
There was a wide mix of standards within teams, ranging from those who have competed at World Championships through to relative newcomers to the sport, demonstrating that even at 40 years+ you can continue or start your fencing career!
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Another local fencer, Maggie Myers, competed on the Welsh team who finished in fourth place.
Angela coaches fencing at the King's School Ottery and at the Sidmouth and East Devon Club where she also trains.
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Her daughter Isla, who started fencing when she was eight, has represented the South West at the Cadet Winton (U17) for the last four years.
Although a physically and mentally demanding Olympic sport at it's highest level, fencing can also be enjoyed by those just wishing to participate for recreation and Angela hopes other local schools will take up the sport