Mansfield fencer to represent Wales at Commonwealth Fencing Championships

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Mansfield fencer Sam Boyle has been selected to represent the Welsh national junior team at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships.

The TSCA Swords competitor, which is based at Samworth Academy, will represent his country in South Africa in the summer after he qualified for his place as the highest ranking Welsh fencer on the British Fencing junior rankings.

It has been a busy time for Sam who has now been placed on the British Fencing Talent Identification and Confirmation programme.

He has also recently qualified as a level 2 coach and is often seen helping coach the junior fencers at TSCA.

Miroslaw Poplawski, TSCA Swords head coach, said he was pleased to see that the effort Sam puts into all his training is paying off.