Our national fencing side to take on the continent’s finest at the All Africa Fencing Championships in Cape Town next month has been announced.
South African junior and senior fencing champion, Juliana Barrett, 18, flew into OR Tambo International Airport on Friday evening to compete in the Gauteng Open fencing championships on Sunday and flew back on the same evening.
Our fencers have been left sitting on a virtual fence and relegated to a supporting role at the London Olympics later this year, writes Mark Etheridge.
Talented Cape teenager Kristen Matthews put Manenberg on the map recently when she placed sixth in the Senegal senior fencing championships, writes Mark Etheridge.
By Mark Etheridge
Fencer Adele Du Plooy this weekend embarks on a mission that will take her to five countries… her goal? To nail down a place in Team South Africa at this year’s Olympic Games in London.
Six of the best… that’s the story of veteran South African fencer Marguerite Langton, writes Mark Etheridge.
Six champions were crowned at the 2010 senior national fencing championships held at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein.
Western Province fencer Wanda Matshaya will be the official flagbearer for the South African team at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore.
IMPORTANT FENCING FIXTURES REMAINING FOR 2010
Fencing originally took root in South Africa in 1898 when a club, “De Vnje Wapenbroeders”, was started in Pretoria. Boer prisoners-of-war on St Helena set up a fencing association, De Wapenbroeders, on 21 August 1901 led by a former instructor of the pre-war Pretoria club, H.A. de Haas.