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Fencers at the MOFT

Three students from Mosslands School took part in the Merseyside Open Fencing Competition

FencerThree students from Mosslands School went to the Merseyside Open Fencing Competition over the February half term holiday. This is the largest local fencing competition (136 for Epee and 116 for Foil) and attracts fencers from all over the world including Israel, France and Bulgaria.

On Saturday Nathan Jones (year 11) fenced in his first national level competition and finished in a very pleasing 69th place in the Men’s Foil. This is a fantastic achievement especially for a first competition and left him only just short of national ranking points. Nathan fenced extremely well against some very tough competition winning three of his matches on the day one of them 5-0! Sunday saw the two boys from Mosslands School, Jack Roberts (9R1) and Elliott Kenny (L6R1) in the epee competition.

Jack fought really well in a competition where he was the youngest fencer there and achieved his best set of results including some great matches where he was unlucky not to beat some good fencers losing 5-4 in two of his matches and finishing 103rd.

Elliott Kenny had a fantastic day in his first national competition winning three of his matches including some great wins, 5-1 and 5-2. Elliott scored some great hits and battled his way through to 80th place on the day.

These are fantastic results and the boys are now training hard for the next major competition in June.