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£210raised of £640 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £210 to represent England at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships at the end of July 2018.

    Funded on Monday, 5th November 2018

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    Story

    I am James Russell, age 19, and I started fencing when I was 10 and have been fencing for England and Great Britain since I was 15. In the Autumn I will start my degree course at Bath University having taken a gap year to work on my fencing skills towards Success as a Junior, U23 and Senior international.

    I have been selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships at the end of July 2018 and I need to raise the funds for doing that.

    This year I won the Bronze medal at the GB Senior National Championships.

    I have represented GB consistently and regularly at Cadet, Junior and Senior levels in epee and am now going into my final season as an U20 (Junior).

    I am an epeeist, currently ranked in the top 16 in Great Britain as a Senior and will be # 2 as a Junior at the start of the 2018-19 season.

    I intend to continue to represent Great Britain internationally at Junior, U23 and Senior levels for at least the next 5 years and to work hard to achieve success for my country by becoming the best fencer that I can be.

    I receive no funding from any source other than my family so the costs of attending all International and domestic competitions have had to come from them.

    Also all my costs for equipment, travel, Personal Coaching and tournament support (we have to pay for a referee and Team Manager to attend internationals with us) have to come from my family.

    Typically I will travel to between four and six internationals each year and each will cost between £700 and £1,000 plus expenses and replacement kit if anything breaks, these are large amounts for us to find.

    I train specifically for fencing three times each week and am at a domestic tournament most weekends.

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    • James Russell4 months ago
      James Russell

      James Russell

      4 months ago

      Thank you everyone for all your support on here! Although I didn't get the result I wanted and we were gutted to miss out on a medal in the teams, the Commonwealths was a massively important learning experience for me and I look forward to taking what i know now into the coming Junior (Under 20) season.

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    • James Russell5 months ago
      James Russell

      James Russell

      5 months ago
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    5 months ago

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    8

    • Pavel Degtiarev

      Pavel Degtiarev

      Jul 13, 2018

      £40.00

    • Tom McMahon

      Tom McMahon

      Jul 12, 2018

      Knock 'em dead Jimbo!

    • Vicki Bradley

      Vicki Bradley

      Jul 11, 2018

      Excited to be a part of your journey, James. We're all behind you.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 11, 2018

      You're on fire. Get there and win.

    • Lesley Elphick

      Lesley Elphick

      Jul 11, 2018

    • Emma Ansell

      Emma Ansell

      Jul 11, 2018

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2018

      £15.00

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