UK Schools U13 Sabre Team Competition 26th February 2017

Elstree entered their first ever fencing team for the U13 UK Schools sabre competition at Millfield last Sunday.
The team comprising of Year 7 pupils: Archie, Tristan, Oliver and Hector fenced against Millfield and Sussex House in the team poule matches. Opposition included mostly Year 8 pupils, including two members of the British team. We led in both matches, with some excellent fencing by Tristan and Hector who outwitted their higher ranked opponents. We eventually succumbed to 45-31 and 45-32 defeats respectively, but this meant we gained sufficient points to finish the 4th best UK school overall.
A great result in our first ever big competition, which bodes well for next years event and the forthcoming Europeans in May.