The Queen’s Leisure Centre in Holywood was the venue for the 4th round of the N Ireland Junior Foil Series, held Sunday 3 February 2019. Thirteen Sullivan Upper Fencers took part, 5 of whom brought back medals: 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze.
Year 8 Sophia Cahill made her return to competition in Round 4, after missing the 3rd round because of a broken wrist. She also returned to winning, taking gold in a repeat of her Round 2 win.
Oliver Playfair also made a return to competition after missing Round 3, finishing 7th.
Two SU fencers competed this age group, year 10 Alex Atkinson and year 8 Charlie Beimers. Charlie finished 6th, while Alex stepped up her fencing and improved on her previous two 3rd places with a silver medal finish.
Arnav Arava, Alexander Penny, Cameron Kitchen and Keir Murray all made the quarter-finals in the U14s, with Finn Neely just outside the last 8 in 9th place.
With the winner of the first 3 rounds, SU’s Victoria Morris, out with a wrist injury, it was left to Izzy Evans, Ruzi Statham and Rachel McKillen to represent Sullivan in this age group. Ruzi met Izzy in the final, Ruzi taking gold and Izzy silver, while Rachel took bronze in 3rd place.
Cormac Kitchen was again the lone SU fencer in this category, this time finishing 6th.
Round 5 takes place on Saturday 9 March 2019 in the Sullivan Upper Sports Hall.