Northern Ireland Fencing Series 2013

Congratulations to Grosvenor fencer Jonathan Little, form two, who achieved victory in the Boys’ Under 16 foil category during the fifth and final leg of the Northern Ireland Junior Series 2012/2013, held at Hunterhouse College on Saturday 20th April.

In addition to his success at this particular event, however, Jonathan was also announced as the overall Northern Ireland Boys’ Under 16 Foil Champion 2013, making him Grosvenor and Northern Ireland’s first ever reigning British Champion at Under 12 and Northern Ireland Champion at Under 16 level, following his success at last year's British Youth Fencing Championships in Sheffield.

Despite only being in second form, Jonathan defeated boys up to three years older than himself to secure victory in the N.I. series – a remarkable feat.  His next fencing competition will be in Sheffield during the May Day weekend when he will be taking part in the British Youth Championships 2013 and will hope to emulate his success from last year – we wish him well as this event.

Grosvenor's star fencer Jonathan Little, pictured with Mr McLoughlin, proudly displays his Northern Irleand Junior Series Under 16 Foil Award