This is a first for Sutton, three members of the club entered their first Vets open.
Being a Vets competition, you might think it would be easier than a seniors open, but that’s not the case as Charles Benke found out, coming 7th in the men’s foil, although he was unlucky as he ended up fencing the eventual winner in his second DE. For Mervyn Shine, this was his first competition. He entered the Sabre and was really pleased he didn’t come last and said he enjoyed himself. He now realises that fencing sabre in the club is a bit different to fencing sabre in a competition – a ‘bit quicker’