Brentwoodian 2022

After a tough year with Coronavirus the Fencing Department made a comeback with the return of competitions, school matches and regular training sessions involving all year groups. The highly enjoyable and intense sessions led by coaches, Christian Galesloot and Bence Juhasz, brought back the community aspect within Brentwood School fencing whilst enabling the students, new and old, to further their understanding and skills to better themselves in the sport. Brentwood School fencing had a wide range of success this year within competitions. Many impressive performances from the students were medal-worthy with a notable mention going to GBR athlete, Folayemi Akinyosoye, who won an U20 British ranking tournament at only the age of 17. In the Eastern Region Fencing Championships Brentwood showed dominant displays in the U16 Epée tournament with Jacob Leslie winning gold, Kavinan Pathmanathan winning silver and Calum Anderson winning bronze, placing all three athletes on the podium. Following the success of the U16 Epée Clark McDermott fought in the U14 Men’s Epée competition and won a bronze medal. Elizabeth Pang won gold in the Women’s U18 Sabre competition whilst Folayemi mirrored the achievement in the men’s U18 Sabre competition also winning gold. Joshua Pang, who competed in the U16 Men’s Sabre competition placed 3rd, winning a bronze medal for Brentwood. Following his success in Epée, Jacob also competed in the U16 Men’s Foil competition and placed third winning a bronze and adding to his medal tally for regional championships. FENCING 85