Bronze age returns for St Albans fencers
- Credit: Archant
The bronze age returned for four St Albans fencers at the British Youth Championship.
Nathalie Culkin and Paul Davis Fencing Academy's Maya Sutton, Thisbie Danford and Thomas Heath all finished on the third step of the podium in the toughest event on the domestic circuit.
The PDFA trio all took their medals in the sabre event, Sutton's in the U12 category and both Danford and Heath at U14s.
Samuel Ryder Academy's Culkin's medal was also at U14 but in the foil discipline.
In total over 2,000 fencers were in Sheffield competing for the title of national champion
You may also want to watch:
Culkin said: "I slipped three times in my semi-final trying to get through her defence and got picked off each time.
"Hopefully, I can put things right in the England Youth Championships next month.
- 1 14 of the best places for a curry in Hertfordshire according to readers
- 2 Campaign to save Harpenden pub which teamed up with Wheathampstead Indian restaurant
- 3 Former Coventry City junior Joe Newton has eyes on a return to the professional game
- 4 11 of the prettiest streets in St Albans
- 5 Man in his 80s dies after collision between lorry and mobility scooter
- 6 Remembering one of Hertfordshire's best-known estate agents
- 7 City centre road closures are blocking ambulances, meeting hears
- 8 Nightmare return for Joe Newton as own-goal gives St Albans City victory over Havant
- 9 Planning permission granted for 45-home London Colney development
- 10 St Albans Charter Market meeting to be held in public
Coach Leo Suarez said, "Nathalie's a good listener and quick to turn things round on the piste, if something's not working.
"She is not afraid to work hard in an attempt to close the gap on gold which can only be good for British fencing."