Julian Voigt. Picture by Peter Boam.
ISLAND fencers won five out of eight medals at a contest featuring competitors from across the south on Saturday.
Fencers from the New Forest, Portsmouth and London joined those from the Island at the West Wight Invitational Fencing competition at West Wight Sports Centre, which was split into categories, relevant to age or type of weapon.
Priory School student Mike Flannery, won the under-12s event and Christ the King College pupil Kieran Fradgley, was the winner of the under-14s category.
Joe Jury, of the Solent Swords, the Island’s oldest fencing club, won the senior foil and fellow Swords member, Lawrence Harvey, won the senior epee.
Another Christ the King College student, Ewan Brammall, won the cadet epee.
West Wight Fencing Club’s chairman, Nick Stuart, said it a great competition.
He said: "It’s great to see fencing, one of the few original Olympic sports, thriving on the Island.
"With five out of eight medals going to IW fencers, the Island strength was clear."
Anyone interested in fencing competitions or taking up the sport can contact Nick on 07966311485 or 01983 759865 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• More pictures in the Friday, May 25, County Press.