“𝗜𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁, 𝗶𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘁.” 𝗠𝘂𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗶
Yes he did it! Our fabulous foil captain Richard Barnes-Webb, bagged gold at the South East England Foil Championships 🏴, winning overall gold in mens foil as well as veterans mens champion. Richard started his career as a fencer at school in his native South Africa 🇿🇦. Bored of cricket practice he began ‘stick sword fighting’ with a mate. He initially attended fencing club to get out of doing homework, but eventually reached county level, ultimately representing SA at multiple international events. All we can say is, cricket’s loss is fencing’s gain! Bravo 🎉 Richard! We are super duper excited and proud! Thanks to Oksana Larsen for her magnificent coaching & Nick Payne for coaching Richard during the bouts! Credit video photography 📸 @swordfighting1 & photography @crawleyswordclub Kingstonfencing.co.uk 🇬🇧
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