Wits Fencing Club members get ready to participate in the Western Cape Open Fencing Competition taking place in Cape Town this weekend.
Wits Fencing Club members are making sure that they are focused and prepared to participate in the Western Cape Open Fencing Competition taking place in Cape Town this weekend.
The tournament is an open competition where four members of the club’s A-teams will be going up against other experienced fencers from across the country.
The head coach, Andrey Kovrijnykh, said that he has been implementing long-term preparation and training plan to ensure that his team keeps developing as fencers and remain ready to compete.The team has also been practicing at the Olympia Fencing Club in Fairland with other strong fencers to make sure they are on top of their game.
“In many previous tournaments some Wits fencers fall out after the first round of competitions. I hope that all of them will progress to further rounds,” said Kovrijnykh. The club’s chairperson Andrea Cabanac told Wits Vuvuzela that the competition will be tougher than the others that they’ve participated in. It will be tougher for the team because it is a national tournament and the skills of their opponents will be much higher.
“We’ve been practicing a lot. We’ve had two internal tournaments, gone to one national and a provincial tournament. I need the team to apply everything they’ve learned for this tournament because as soon we come back to university next semester in July, we’ll be participating in another national tournament in KwaZulu-Natal,” said Cabanac.
Kovrijnykh said that he wants the team to become more and more competitive during this year and he is expecting his team to produce stable and good results from other future tournaments.
“I hope the Wits sport administration will look in our direction and recognize how much the Wits fencers have achieved so far. With their help the Wits fencing club can achieve even more,” said Kovrijnykh
Wits Vuvuzela, Wits Fencing Club stays en garde, 18 March 2017