Fencing comes to Jeffreys

2017-10-19 06:00
Top-fencers Isabella Finestone (grade 11 learner at Pearson High School) and Skye Ruffer (grade 12 learner at Victoria Park High School), represented the Eastern Cape at the national fencing championships.      Photo:SUPPLIED

Top-fencers Isabella Finestone (grade 11 learner at Pearson High School) and Skye Ruffer (grade 12 learner at Victoria Park High School), represented the Eastern Cape at the national fencing championships. Photo:SUPPLIED

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NATIONAL fencing coaches Jessica Raper, a former Springbok in Modern Pentathlon, and Jon-Paul her son, a former Protea Modern Pentathlete, from the Eastern Cape Fencing Association will host the first ever fencing open day in Jeffreys Bay at 16:30 on October 25.

The ECFA comprises clubs in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Alfred and East London with Jeffreys Bay being the fifth club in the province.

“Fencing is a safe sport and it develops critical thinking and problem solving skills,” says ECFA Chairperson Jessica who attends training clinics in Germany and competes internationally as part of their development plan. “Our fencers are as young as eight years old and include juniors, seniors and veterans.”

According to Jessica, fencers can compete in local, inter-district, provincial and national championships.

Top senior fencer and coach Ambesa Mgijima will head up the fencing club in Jeffreys Bay.

All kit and equipment will be provided the first month of fencing.

To attend the open day, contact Jessica at coach.jessicaraper@gmail.com or 084 996 4498. Space is limited to 20 people.

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