THREE fencers from Solihull School are targeting national success after hitting the mark in regional qualifying competitions.
Theo Wasserburg, 17, has qualified for the national finals of the British Youth Championships - to be held at Sheffield from May 1-3 - after winning the West Midlands Under-18 Foil championship. Coached by top British fencer Rhys Melia, Theo also won the Jubilee Foil Competition in Hereford and was runner-up in the Under-17 Leon Paul Junior Series in Scotland.
Tom Sheppard, 14, is also heading for the finals after clinching the gold medal in the Under-14 Epee Cup at Packwood Haugh in Shropshire.
Matthew Tyler, 14, who is trained like Tom by the school’s fencing coach Raph Aldis, came tenth in the West Midlands British Under-14 Epee championship.
Steve Thompson, head of fencing at Solihull School, said: “We are delighted with our fencers’ success and wish them all the best in the national finals.”