Fencing: Youngsters set to benefit from cash grant

PUBLISHED: 21:17 28 June 2011 | UPDATED: 21:17 28 June 2011

The youngsters at the Saffron Swords Fencing Club

The youngsters at the Saffron Swords Fencing Club

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AN £8,000 grant from Sport England will enable fencing to be available to more children in the Saffron Walden area and the town's club is inviting new members to join.

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AN £8,000 grant from Sport England will enable fencing to be available to more children in the Saffron Walden area and the town’s club is inviting new members to join.

If you fancy a thrust or a parry, taster sessions are now available with the Saffron Walden Swords on Saturday mornings at the County High School sports centre on Audley End Road.

This new sporting opportunity has been made possible by an £8,110 grant from Sport England – which is working with local communities to get people playing more sport.

Fiona Turnbull, coach at the Swords said: “We started in September 2009 and we have gone from strength to strength.

“The purchase of a lot more kit and equipment will enable us to expand our membership and give our fencers new and exciting opportunities to further enjoy the sport of fencing. We are extremely grateful to Sport England for this opportunity.”

Sport England invests National Lottery funding in projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

Regional strategic lead for the east Adam Rigarlsford said: “Athletes of all abilities need the right equipment so that they can take up a sport, play and compete to their full potential. The kit and equipment will really help to get more local people taking up fencing”.

For more information on the club and how to join, Mrs Turnbull on 01799 542283 or via e-mail on justturnbulls@hotmail.co.uk.

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