FENCERS from a Jesuit college in Lancashire have swept the board in their first-ever regional competition.
Members of the senior team of Mount St Mary’s college proved how mighty their swords are by winning a total of four medals at the Lancashire Schools Foil. James Proudfoot, head boy at Mount St Mary’s, based at Spinkhill, Derbyshire, won gold in the under-20s boys competition.
Thomas Cotterill, winner of the Mount St Mary’s Senior Fencing Trophy for 2009, secured silver, and Thomas Voice won bronze in the same event, while Benedikt Gers reached the quarter-finals of the boys under-17 category.
There was success too for the girls, with Phoebe Lui winning a bronze medal in the under-20 class.
The senior team were competing as guests at the Stonyhurst College competition, led by newly appointed Mount St Mary’s coach Adam Blight. Mr Blight said: “Fencing has been a popular games option for many years at the school this set of results places us in a really strong position to qualify for the British Youth Championships and the Independent Schools Championships in March.”