Zara Championing three Medals in Fencing
In the world of Fencing, January and February see the West Midlands qualifying competitions for the British Youth Fencing Championships. A number of RGS fencers travelled to Packwood Haugh in Shropshire, where a number qualified for the National Finals. We are very pleased to announce that Year Ten, RGS pupil, Zara Martin-Green, came away with a Gold Medal, which in itself is a serious achievement since the West Midlands is home to a competitive group of Fencers.
Two weeks later, Zara went on to qualify with a Bronze Medal for the Foil competition and this weekend, she completed her third podium finish, being crowned as the West Midlands Sabre Champion!
These impressive achievements put Zara amongst the best Fencers that RGS has ever seen – having qualified for the National Finals in Sheffield in May, in all three weapons and done so with two Gold Medals and a Bronze!
Many congratulations to Zara for her incredible achievements in Fencing and thanks to RGS Fencing coaches, Nick Chapman and James Harris, who have been working with Zara and supporting her to achieve this goal.
Dr Philip Ehlers
Senior Teacher and Head of Fencing