Bourne fencers win Gold at Eastern Championships

Bourne Grammar School pupils William Ferguson and  Theo Edwards enjoyed success at the Eastern Region Youth Fencing Championships. EMN-150318-135815001
Bourne Grammar School pupils William Ferguson and Theo Edwards enjoyed success at the Eastern Region Youth Fencing Championships. EMN-150318-135815001

A pair of fencers from Bourne have won gold medals at a regional competition.

In a busy weekend of fencing at Cambridge University Sport Centre two Bourne Grammar School pupils secured top position in their respective age groups in the Eastern Region Youth Fencing Championships.

Year 7 pupil William Ferguson secured gold in the U12 Boys Epee event, beating fellow team mates from the Oundle, Peterborough and Stamford Epee Club in both the semi-final and final.

It was a great result for both Ferguson and his club.

Year 13 pupil Theo Edwards, who also fences for OPS Epee Club, finished the poule round of the U18 Epee competition as number one seed.

He went on to beat fencers from Hertfordshire and Essex in his semi-final and final rounds to comfortably take the gold medal in his event.

Both fencers will now be competing at the British 
Youth Championships in Sheffield over the May Bank Holiday weekend, representing the Eastern Region.

Edwards now regularly competes in U20 and Senior Circuit events having represented Great Britain at U17 age group.

Over the past months he has won bronze medals at senior events in Birmingham and Cambridge, and is in his third year of support by the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme.

Edwards and Ferguson’s coach at OPS Epee club, Chris Howser, has himself just won the British Veterans Championship in Epee, having also won gold at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships in Scotland last year.