Sam Turner overcame understandable nerves to mark her first ever fencing competition with a Bronze medal. Sam performed well, losing in her semi-final to the eventual winner of the girls Under-16 Foil event at the Yorkshire Youth League finals in November.

Jordan Garcia was also outstanding and won the Bronze medal is the Under-16 boys category. Both students played well and displayed outstanding skills which clinched Titus Salt School’s first double-medal.

Their next challenge could be in the Yorkshire Youth championships next year, where they hope to improve on Bronze. The after-school fencing club runs on Mondays 3.00-4.00 and Tim Noble, the coach, is keen to build on this success with more new fencers.