Fencer Maddy Gale breaks Brentwood School record

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 March 2018

Brentwood School fencer Maddy Gale (Pic: Judith Bailey)

Brentwood School fencer Maddy Gale (Pic: Judith Bailey)


Fencer Maddy Gale has become the first Brentwood School female fencer to win two events at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships.

Fourteen-year-old Maddy was in superb form at the Crystal Palace event winning both the Foil and Sabre disciplines and reaching the quarter-final of the Girls’ Mount-Haes Épée.

Her string of successes meant Maddy was also presented with the Champion at Arms trophy which is awarded to the overall highest ranked Mount-Haes girl fencer over all three weapons.

It was a very successful three days of competition for all the Brentwood School fencers at this annual tournament.

Fencing Instructor, Mr Chris Galesloot, said: “Overall the whole team performed admirably and the fencing staff felt very proud to work with this group.

“There were many, many encouraging results and championship highlights.”

Mr Galesloot also paid special tribute to Rosa Xu, Faith Child, Matthew Goodwin, Neo Merrell and Jack Elsworth for reaching the quarter-finals of one of their individual events.

Fantastic Bronze medals were won by Ian Ho in Boys’ Junior Sabre and Ana Belova in Girls’ Senior Sabre.

On top of his quarter-final in the Boys’ Mount-Haes Épée, Jack Elsworth won an amazing Silver medal in his own discipline Foil.

These two results and a good result on Sabre made Jack second in the Boys’ Mount-Haes ranking over all three weapons.

All the School’s fencers’ results combined ensured Brentwood not only secured a number of prestigious team trophies, but ended the 2018 championships in second place overall.

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