2018 was the best year in Salle Ossian's short history, but it's nothing compared to the blast of activity, ambition and hard work by our athletes at the start of 2019.
On international duty, Jess Corby, Kate Daykin, Sam Freeman, Rory Mclellan, Ewan Robertson and Charlotte Wilson-Smith were travelling the globe, representing GB at senior, under 20 and under 17. Jess had an impressive outing in Salt Lake City, USA winning against a strong Mexico at the Senior World Cup team event. Meanwhile Sam Freeman takes a season best in Grenoble, France to ensure his place at the World Cadet Championships in Poland in April.
Closer to home, young Josh Bryden has been competing around the UK on the Leon Paul Junior Series where he has medalled at the first two events of the year, winning the Stratford event and taking the silver in a close 9-10 final in London.
Meanwhile Kate Daykin became the British U23 Champion with her strongest performance at this event, earning automatic qualification to represent GB at the European U23 Championships coming up in March in Poland.
Our younger fencers continue to dominate the Youth Development Series and Oisin, Hugo, Miller, Hendrix, Eve, Honor and Lucia have all been selected to represent Scotland at the Challenge Wratisavia under 15 event in Poland in March.
What a start to what promises to be an amazing year!