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Bexleyheath fencer heading to Sheffield for School Games

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 August 2013

Bexleyheath fencer Laura Gladdish

Bexleyheath fencer Laura Gladdish

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Bexleyheath fencer Laura Gladdish is heading to Sheffield next month to take part in this year’s Sainsbury’s School Games.

The 15-year-old, who goes to Blackfen School for Girls, will compete from September 12 to 15.

A delighted Laura, who came 10th in the Cadet European Championships this year, said: “I am very excited about being selected because I have been working hard since I first started fencing and being selected highlights this.

“Being chosen for England is very important to me because I love fencing and doing my best for my team.

“My aim for the School Games in the individual evnents is to come in the top four, and in the teams I think we should aim for first place because we have such a strong squad.”

Sainsbury’s Active Kids ambassador, David Beckham, congratulated the teenager: “Laura should be incredibly proud of being selected to compete in the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games.

“To be given the chance to compete in a multi-sport event and experience a major sporting occasion like this is a huge opportunity for these young people. I wish everyone the best of luck and encourage them to enjoy every minute.”


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