Shrewsbury School

Ellie Achieves Fencing Excellence

Friday 13 March 2020

At a recent International competition a Salopian is placed as the highest English fencer.

Ellie Blackledge (EDH, 3) competed in Barcelona on 8th March representing England in the Sant Jordi Trophy.

She was the top seed at the end of the poules, going into the last 32. Unfortunately she missed out on the semi-final by a single hit.

A 5th place overall is still a fantastic result and she was the top English fencer at the event.

Fencing is a sport that has a strong presence at Shrewsbury School, with all three weapons (Foil, Sabre and Epee) being represented and coached at the club.

Every year pupils compete in the British Youth Championships; and over recent years, several pupils have represented their country in international events.

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