A promising Apsley youngster is proving he is no pushover when it comes to the world of fencing.
Freddie Ford, a Year 6 pupil at Lockers Park Preparatory School in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, has secured an impressive third-place finish in the under-11s boys’ Sabre competition at last week’s Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) Fencing Championships.
The high-level tournament was hosted at Millfield Prep in Somerset and there were out 31 boys in Freddie’s draw.
The achievement comes on the back of a bronze medal for the 11-year-old Freddie at the Eastern Youth Championships earlier this year.
He also achieved a well-deserved 15th place in the under-12s Sabre category in the National Championships.
Gavin Taylor, the director of sport at Lockers Park, said: “Freddie is a superb sportsman, fencing with maturity and passion throughout every competition.
“These commendable results, in what is a hugely competitive sport, are a direct result of Freddie’s hard work and determination.
“Well done Freddie.”