Freya Jenkins Seaford’s Rising Fencing Star

Seaford's Freya Jenkins in her fencing kitYear 8 pupil Freya Jenkins is not only the Head Girl of Seaford College Prep School, she is a rising star of the fencing world.

She took up fencing at Seaford College, a year after starting the school, because she needed new ideas for after school activities. Since then, she hasn’t looked back: “I stuck to it, and I found out that I could do it quite well.”

Freya was spotted by Seaford’s fencing coach, Sharon Blackman, who runs the Chichester Fencing Club. She suggested that Freya start training at the Chichester Fencing Club, and since then she has been achieving great things.

She came third in the qualifiers for the British Youth Championships, and in the actual competition she was knocked out in the second round by an incredibly narrow margin, losing by only a point. In the Independent Association of Prep Schools Competition (IAPS), another national tournament held at Millfield School, she came an impressive third place Continue reading