Teaching fencing from an early age offers many benefits to both the student and the school. Increasing sporting diversity within Irish schools will improve sports participation and help promote a lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity by our school children. The Interschool fencing programme fosters collaboration and competition between schools and key event in the calendar is the annual Interschool Cup competition.
The competition is open to schools who provide fencing classes to their students during school hours and entry is through the fencing coach. The format of the competition is team based, with an emphasis on learning and building friendships that will support fencers as they compete on the national and hopefully international circuits in the future.
The competing schools are:
- Clongowes Wood College
- Dunamase College
- Glenstal Abbey School
- Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Thank you to Clongowes for hosting the event and to Adrian Lee for sponsoring the trophies and medals. Most of all though, thank you to the schools who are teaching fencing to their school children and good luck to all the participants!
Please get in contact if you would like to start providing fencing lessons in your school.