WREXHAM Fencing Club returned from the finals of the 2021 youth series with an impressive haul of four medals and three series trophies.

Following the return from coronavirus restrictions, the club has been going from strength-to-strength and the competition in Liverpool marked the competitive debut for most of this current cohort of young fencers.

In the competitive U12 boys' Sabre category, Eddy Beale managed to progress through the initial poule rounds with confidence, securing a seeding of third.

He quickly dispatched his quarter-final opponent to set up a semi-final with a local rival.

Despite taking an early lead, he just lost out in a high-quality match 10-7 to secure a bronze medal.

In the U10 boys' class, Nataniel Slowiakowski put in a great effort to reach the final before losing out to his more experienced, taller opponent to pick up a silver medal and an overall series runner’s-up trophy.

The day concluded with the U10 girls' Sabre event, where Pippa Blackwood and Natalia Beatson both progressed through to the knockout rounds seeded first and second.

Following on from decisive semi-finals, both girls qualified to make it an all-Wrexham affair in the final.

A great match led to a victory for Natalia, with both girls delighted to make the podium.

While Natalia took the top honours on the day, it was Pippa who took top spot as overall series champion with Natalia securing a series third-place trophy.

It was fantastic to see a new generation of Wrexham fencers taking to the strip, and all competed with great sportsmanship, skill and positivity.

Wrexham Fencing Club trains at Clywedog School on Friday nights - Juniors (14 and under) from 6.15-7.45 and seniors 7.30-9pm.