Undefeated UCLU Women’s Fencing are set to beat King’s in the first ever London Fencing Varsity
Tonight, UCLU Women’s Fencing will be competing against KCLSU in the UCL North Cloisters for the first ever Fencing Varsity title.
Fencing is UCL’s highest scoring sport in BUCS – tonight’s first ever London Fencing Varsity promises to be a rare occasion of skill and an evening of UC glory.
UCLU Women’s Fencing 1st team remain undefeated this season in BUCS South Eastern 1A, and have made it to the Finals for the BUCS Trophy which will be competed for 2 weeks after Varsity.
The King’s Women’s 1st team compete in the league below UC, and have made it to the Finals for the BUCS Cup. However, with Sophie Williams on our side, an Olympian from London 2012, we seem set to beat KCLSU at tonight’s Fencing Varsity.
Meet the team before you head over to the UCL North Cloisters this evening at 6pm to witness the only free event in the 2014 London Varsity Series:
Harriet Elizabeth Davies
Favourite fencing moment: Winning the last league match so we remained unbeaten.
Pet peeve: People walking really slowly but managing to take up the whole pavement.
Why UCL is better than King’s: Because of the UCL Women’s first fencing team
Alexandria (Allie) Mead
Favourite fencing moment: Most recently, winning in Paris. It was a good competition and Raniah and I worked really well together.
Pet peeve: Phones. I severely dislike how unreliable they are.
Why UCL is better than King’s: “UCLU Fencing have racked up a MASSIVE 166 BUCS points so far this season. To put that in context, if UCLU Fencing was its own institution they would be ranked 91st in the University League table (above Anglia Ruskin, London South Bank and St Georges).” – UCLU Sport.
Essentially, as a team we have an awesome atmosphere and there isn’t much I wouldn’t do for any of these girls. Out of all the other universities we’ve fenced, I haven’t seen any of them act more like family than us.
Favourite fencing moment: Being in top 32 of my first ever Cadets World Championships in Turkey, and walking out with the other fencers and having someone to hold our fencing bags. It was amazing being the cheered on by the whole national team.
Pet peeve: When people are late and not apologetic
Why UCL is better than King’s: Because UCL has a fencing team that bonds well and are individually brilliant fencers. Together, we work by synergy and is an even stronger team as a whole. And we have been winning all season and that’s how we roll
Favourite fencing moment: Winning the team gold at Paris
Pet peeve: My blades all not working… equipment faulty
Why UCL is better than King’s: Cause we’re just better
Elizabeth (Libby) Rose-Innes
Favourite fencing moment: Fencing with the team is my best fencing memory
Pet peeve: The lack of wheels on my fencing kit bag as it’s super heavy
Favourite fencing moment: Computing in the Junior Commonwealth Games (if only for the social side).
Pet peeve: Left-handers, they should be culled.
Why UCL is better than King’s: UCL is better because KCSmells
Favourite fencing moment: Remaining unbeaten as a team
Pet peeve: problem makers not problem solvers.
Any final comments? Eat our shorts Kings College
Favourite fencing moment: Feeling the spirit when everyone was cheering for me
Pet peeve: Travelling for hours with the heavy kit and fence for less than 10 minutes
Why UCL better than King’s: UCL is better than King’s because they are just UCL wannabes