Young fencers from across the county competed at Epsom College in the Surrey Youth Fencing Championships last weekend.

The competition featured fencers aged nine and up, spread across all three fencing disciplines of the Foil, Epee and Sabre.

Girls and boys from Epsom Fencing Club (EFC) and Epsom College faired especially well on the day, with a host of Epsom Fencing Club (EFC) members tallying up some strong results.

In the U10 Foil and competing in only his second tournament, Angelo Maffei (EFC) placed 1st. In U16 Foil meanwhile, Max Jones (EFC and Cobham Fencing Club) placed 2nd with Rowan Halls and Oliver Richardson from Epsom College placing 3rd. In U19 Epee, Dan Thornton (EFC) placed 3rd.

There were strong results for Epsom College in the girls competition. In U16 Sabre Caroline Lansdowne from Epsom College placed 1st, while Stephanie Chu placed 1st in the U19 Sabre and also 2nd in the U19 Foil.

Speaking to the Comet following the event, Nick Payne, head coach of Epsom Fencing Club praised Mr Maffei in particular, and said that the club hoped to focus on the upcoming national competitions scheduled for later this year.

Mr Payne said: "This was a great result from Angelo in only his second competition. Also strong performances in the U16 Foil which will help in the upcoming British Schools Championships where the boys from EFC will be fielding a team for Glyn School."

Meanwhile, EFC announced it would be partnering with Silver Sabres. The self-styled LED sabre combat academy teaches sword-fighting techniques with replicas of the laser swords made popular in the sci-fi movie franchise Star Wars. A LED taster session is happening on Sunday (February 10) at Epsom College from 2pm.