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PISA SUCCESS

Dimitri Coutya  won one bronze and two gold medals, and Piers Gilliver won one gold at the recent Pisa World Cup. Such was the prowess of the British fencers GB finished third in the medal table, ahead of Russia. Piers beat his arch nemesis Shaburov of Russia 15-10 in the semi-final of the Cat A men’s epee, and went on to beat Matteo Betti of Italy, 15-11 in the final.

On day 1 Dimitri won bronze in men’s Cat B sabre, in only his second competition in the weapon. On day 2 he won gold in the men’s Cat B epee, beating Marcus Cratere of France 15-9. On day 3 he won gold in men’s Cat B foil beating Anton Datsko of Ukraine in the final 15-4. A great weekend of fencing. Shame about the weather!

FRENCH TRAINING CAMP AND COMPETITION

FREJUS, France (French Riviera)

(70 Km from NICE airport and 40 km from Cannes)

April 15 -20, 2018

With International Competition in Antibes on Sunday April 15 th

Location : Centre de Vacances « Azureva » 1943 Rue des Combattants d’Afrique du Nord, FREJUS

Rooms for 2 persons; Cafeteria; Swimming pool; Bar; Gymnasium

PROGRAMME

  • Weapons : Foil, epee, sabre and epee for the visually impaired
  • Sexe: male and female
  • Training for coaches
  • Individual lessons, group lessons, bouting, physical training
  • Instructional techniques for individuals and groups specifically for wheelchair fencing and for visually impaired fencing. Medical aspects will also be covered.

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 8:30 to 9:30 : Physical training
  • 10:00 to 12:00 : Group exercises
  • 14:30 to 18:00   : Individual lessons and matches
  • 20:30 to 22:30 : Individual and team competition

 PEDAGOGICAL SUPPORT

  • Director of training camp : Fencing Master Jean Deleplancque
  • Fencing Masters   : National trainers 20

 FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION
540 €uros / person

Package includes:

  • Lodging (2 athletes per room at most)
  • Shuttle
  • Meals from Sunday (Lunch) April 15th to Friday (breakfast) April 20th. (5 days)
  • Related logistics for participation in the International Competition in Antibes (transport, registration, meals).

CONTACT :

Master Jean DELEPLANCQUE

delejean39@gmail.com

Payment :

Fédération Française Handisport.

Banque : Société Générale. Agence Paris Bercy

IBAN :   FR76 3000 3035 9000 0504 7473 407

BIC : SOGEFRPP

Created in 2003, the fencing training camp « Azureva » has welcomed annually on average: 30 wheelchair fencers, 8 visually impaired fencers and 25 coaches.

 

The French national team participates annually. Other national teams have also taken part on a regular basis from: Belgium, Canada, Belarussia, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Lebanon. Poland, Switzerland. Turkey, Holland. Italy.

 

This is an open invitation to any GB fencers who wish to attend. If you wish to attend please notify the Secretary of BDFA at secretary@bdfa.org.uk

DIMITRI COUTYA DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION

GB Wheelchair Fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver excelled at the World Championships in Rome in November 2017.

Dimitri Coutya made history for Great Britain by winning both the Category B Foil and Epee titles and becoming a Double World Champion! Amazing work Dimitri! 
 Dimitri defeated Ukrainian, Datsko in the final of the Foil, and Sarri of Italy in the Epee. Piers Gilliver took Category A Epee Silver and Sabre Bronze, a great result! Piers’s sabre result was a real bonus as he switched weapons from foil this year, and beat the world number 1, Andryi Demchuk of Ukraine to make the semi-finals. Dimitri and Piers made sure that Great Britain were on the podium in all four events – great work !

 

 

WORLD CUP EGER

GB Wheelchair fencers recently competed in Eger, Hungary, and came home with more medals and trophies. Dimitri Coutya won a gold in the men’s Cat B epee, beating Sarri of Italy 15-10 in the final, a repeat of the World Championship final. Dimitri also won a bronze medal in Cat B foil, losing 15-14 to the Russian Kamalov in the semi-final. Dimitri was awarded the IWAS 2017 champion for Cat B foil and epee.

Piers Gilliver won bronze in the Cat A men’e epee, losing 15-14 to the Russian Artur Yusupov in the semi-final. Piers was awarded the IWAS 2017 Cat A epee champion.

Also fencing in Eger were Josh Waddell (15 years) in his first senior competition. Josh gave a good account of himself in the Cat A epee competition, and also in the Foil Team competition. He also received the IWAS 2017 under 17 champion award.

Oliver Lam-Watson fenced in his first world cup competition and enjoyed a successful debut performance in both epee and foil. He also performed heroics in the Foil Team event.

Gemma Collis-McCann was the sole female fencer for GB. Gemma had a very good weekend in all three weapons, finishing 5th in women’s epee 11th in the foil and midway in her first sabre competition.

BDFA/BRITISH FENCING COLLABORATION

BritishFencing and The British Disabled Fencing Association (BDFA) would like to announce the proposed greater collaboration, and strengthening bonds between both organisations. The purpose of working collaboratively is to identify the number and needs of disabled fencers within the wider fencing community in order to support those fencers towards the goals they wish to achieve, be that social fencing, training camps or the ultimate goal of becoming a Paralympian. In order to do this, we would aim to support clubs and coaches with advice and training to help extend their knowledge to coach their wheelchair fencers and, for the future, any person with a disability.

 

There is a need to identify the current provision that is available to disability fencers across Great Britain. We would like to hear from clubs, coaches, parents, and fencers about the disability sessions they are part of. This will allow us to map out the current opportunities and provide support to any key areas that are already delivering disability fencing opportunities.

 

If you are involved in any form of disability fencing, please complete this short survey:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3KJW22B

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