Newham Swords Fencing Club

Newham Swords was founded in 2005 by International and Olympic fencers Linda Strachan and Pierre Harper and has rapidly gained a reputation on the national and international fencing scene for developing young fencers, many from what would be called disadvantaged backgrounds, into international competition winners.

 Williams-Stewart and Contractor 2019 U18 U12 Champions
The club is open to all youngsters from about the age of 6 upward within Newham and the surrounding boroughs and has recently extended to teaching adult beginners one night a week.

If you are interested in joining you can contact Linda on 07956 618 898 or email linda.strachan@newhamswords.org.uk

 

Newham Swords Fencing Club is involved in the following key activities:

  • Delivery of coached sessions to young people aged 16-19 years in various youth and community centres within Newham (to tackle gun and knife crime)
  • Delivery of school holiday sessions which children attend for free
    Four Newham Swords fencers passed their grade 4 referee exam and acted  as referees for Newham at junior national events
  • Twelve young Newham Swords fencers achieved a qualification in ‘piste-side assistance’ and are now able to assist referees in competitions
  • Now runs the Newham Junior Series (a national junior series of events for fencers all over the country) which caters for up to 230 children per event
  • Provision of after- school fencing clubs at local primary and secondary schools
  • Provision of club beginner courses for young children and adults Newham
  • Provision of fencing sessions at special events such as the ‘Lord Mayors Show’
  • Regular contact with local and national television and press. Featured in numerous articles in the Newham Recorder and Daily Telegraph. Also appeared on ITV Tonight and BBC London.
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