Team of the Year: Women’s Fencing

With more than 60 members, UKC Fencing has triumphed this last year. With their president being named as Sportsman of the Year and the Women’s team receiving Team of the Year, their motivation to succeed has grown exponentially.

Additionally, just last year the women’s team were promoted into the premier league becoming the University’s only premiership side in 2019/20. This is a huge distinction for the team and shows how hard they’ve worked to achieve something so special.

‘We are the first UKC fencing club team promoted into the premier league. A big thank you to my teammates who have contributed a lot and performed extremely well during every single match!’
Ashley Ng, Women’s captain

The club received exciting news of becoming the University’s first-ever focus sport which provides them with extra funding for equipment and coaching. This also gives them the opportunity to build more close-knit relationships with local schools to promote their club and use facilities as well as extra training sessions.

Although the team are dedicated and practice up to three times a week, they still know how to have a good time. The team organise five socials each term ranging from picnics, scavenger hunts, pizza evenings, karaoke nights and Christmas parties. They also hang out after practices making it easier to get to know one another and make friends.

Regardless of ability or experience, anyone can join the fencing club. As a club which prides itself on its friendly demeanour, the fencing club welcomes anyone who is interested in learning the sport and wanting to make friends. The club puts on taster sessions for the first two weeks of each term and actively announce on their social media @UKCFencing opportunities to get involved as well as when they compete.

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