9th September 2011
The British Fencing team for the World Championships in Catania, Italy, in October has been extended to include Jon Willis (Men’s Epee, individual) and a Women's Epee Team consisting of Corinna Lawrence, Sissi Albini, Jenny McGeever and Georgina Usher.
The enlarged team follows the recommendations of a British Fencing Appeal Panel, accepted at a meeting between Performance Manager Alex Newton with the British Fencing International Committee this week.
This British Fencing team will endeavour to kick start the new British Fencing "3G strategy" by winning the first medals along the road to Olympic Golds in London next year and at the Rio Games in 2016.
The full British Fencing Team for the World Championships is as follows:
Men's Foil team:
Richard Kruse, Laurence Halsted, Jamie Kenber, Ed Jefferies
James Davis is reserve
Women's Sabre team:
Sophie Williams, Chrystall Nicoll, Louise Bond-Williams and Joanna Hutchison
Katherine Kempe is reserve
Women's Epee team:
Corinna Lawrence, Sissi Albini, Jenny McGeever and Georgina Usher
James Honeybone and Alex O'Connell
TBC - currently no individual qualified or selected