Chichester fencers on the Sussex podium - and Briffett strikes gold

Josh Briffett, Charlotte Beadle and Robin Elliot
Josh Briffett, Charlotte Beadle and Robin Elliot
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Three of Chichester’s finest young fencers fought their way to the podium in the recent Sussex under-18 epee championships.

Charlotte Beadle – who at only 15 achieved an amazing third place in the adult completion at the Brighton Open – fought her way to a silver medal in the women’s competition.

Chichester’s young men, however, delighted their coach Sharon Blackman by producing an all-Chichester final.

Robin Elliot and Josh Briffett had a close-fought battle but Briffett’s hunger for the win, combined with some lightning-fast attacks, saw Elliot take the silver and Briffett become the new Sussex under-18 champion.

If you would like to try fencing, call coach Sharon Blackman on 01243 822753 or email sharonblackman1@googlemail.com

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