FENCING: Another record year for Louth club

front row: James Trevor, Sam Blair, Wilf Broughton, Joe Blair, Lottie Fry, Caitlin Hall, middle row: Archie Broughton, Robert Kemp, William Lonsdale, Hugo Fry, Luke Johnson, back row: Abbie Johnson, Emily Goolden, Kate & Jim Harris, Kim deLarge, Paula Webster, John Stephenson EMN-140712-180652001
front row: James Trevor, Sam Blair, Wilf Broughton, Joe Blair, Lottie Fry, Caitlin Hall, middle row: Archie Broughton, Robert Kemp, William Lonsdale, Hugo Fry, Luke Johnson, back row: Abbie Johnson, Emily Goolden, Kate & Jim Harris, Kim deLarge, Paula Webster, John Stephenson EMN-140712-180652001

Once again the junior section of Louth Fencing Club have shown their mettle and broken their own records to win the regional league.

They have proved to be the top medal winning club in the Yorkshire/Humberside region this year.

On the fourth and last leg of the competition, golds went to Emily Goolden, Robert Kemp and Lottie Fry. Silvers were won by Sam Blair and bronze to William Lonsdale, Wilf Broughton, Hugo Fry, Archie Broughton, Abbie Johnson and Joe Blair.

After four legs of league they finished with 35 medals including 11 golds. This was nine medals in front of their nearest competitors.

They also had a record attendance with eight of their 12 fencers attending all four legs.

Cups were also awarded for the top fencer in each age group with Louth winning four out of the five age groups they were entered in.

The league cups went to Emily Goolden, Robert Kemp, Lottie Fry and Joe Blair.

Senior coach Jim Harris said: “our team has worked hard for this success and the juniors exceeded all expectations.

“Our coaches Kate Harris, Paula Webster and Kim deLarge have worked tirelessly at club and attended all the tournaments to encourage and advise our fencers. Well done to the whole club, fencers, coaches and not least of all the parents.”