Month: January 2015

GB Selection for Salle Ossian Fencers

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Huge congratulations to Kate Daykin and Jess Corby.  Following on from successes in the UK and at international qualifying events in Germany, France and Spain, they have both been selected on to the GB team going to the European Junior and Cadet Championships in Slovenia in February.  Following on from their domination of both youth and senior events in Scotland and GB and not forgetting their Team Gold at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships, this has been a terrific season for them.  Kate, 18, is studying at Heriot Watt University and Jess, 16, is still at school and currently working through her prelim exams.  They have both worked hard to balance their studies and their training and we wish them every success in both.

Coach Prof. Phil Carson says “This is a great achievement for Kate and Jess and indeed for such a small club working in the north of the UK, but shows what can be done with hard work and dedication”.

Salle Ossian Awards 2015

Salle Ossian has made 8 awards for 2015.  Salle Ossian aims to ensure that those young athletes who are working towards places on national and international teams are provided with the right level of coaching, equipment and competitive experience.  Each award is valued at between £3,000 and £5,000 and we are extremely grateful to the individuals who have contributed significantly to making the Salle Ossian Awards possible.

The recipients for 2015 are as follows:

Senior Award

Jess Corby
Kate Daykin

Junior Award

Mark Alvarez
Toby Carter
Ethan Llewellyn
Sam Mclellan

Youth Award

Rory McLellan
Jagoda Marzejewsky