University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) fencing club took the floor at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield over the weekend of 16-18 March to compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Individual Championships.
The team took 20 members to compete in the men’s and women’s foil, sabre and épée competitions.
The standout star of the weekend was Rosie Davies who secured a bronze medal after reaching the semi-finals of the women’s épée. Speaking to Redbrick after her success Rosie said, ‘‘I got to the final eight last year so I’m pleased to go one better. I had a couple of fights where I turned it round halfway through so I was really pleased.’
In the men’s competition Pascal Delany stormed in to the knockout rounds to finish an eventual 9th in the men’s foil. Pascal said, ‘It’s been better than I thought, considering I haven’t played competitively in two years.’
Maxwell Rowe-Haynes won four of his poule fights also in the men’s foil and was knocked out at the last 64 stage. After the opening round of fights, he said, ‘It’s not my main weapon, so I’ll take that for the foil.’
The entire fencing team can be proud of their hard-earned fights over the weekend.