We are very grateful to Amanda and Guy Powell for updating us on the sporting achievements of their daughters. They say:
“Elisabeth won the British Under 23 Championships in February, which she was delighted about, particularly as she defeated a top ranked European fencer to do so. She then went on to win a bronze medal at BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Society) only being knocked out in the semi-finals by a Canadian fencer who went to the Rio Olympics last year. Having also been part of the team that won the gold at the British Club Teams Competition in November, they competed in Italy in January and finished 8th in the European equivalent, which was a really good result.
“Alex has just returned from the Cadet (Under 17) European Championships where the Great Britain women’s epee team came second. This was a fantastic achievement as it was the first time such a team had medalled at this major competition. They had to build up a ranking from previous internationals during the season and went even better than the fifth place in Copenhagen and a fourth position in Luxembourg to win the silver medal.
“As ever, we are very grateful for the support which your foundation provides – without such help Elisabeth and Alex could not achieve as they do.”