Fencing- Step up for Eskbank fencer Katie

Fencer Katie Smith from Eskbank
Fencer Katie Smith from Eskbank

Eskbank fencer Katie Smith begins her step up from cadet level to junior competitions this weekend.

Her current British junior foil ranking of seventh qualifies her for selection for the Junior World Cup, with the first event taking place in Luxembourg on Sunday.

She said: “The aim is to get some good results that keep me on the World Cup event schedule and hopefully get me to a few senior events.”

Katie benefits from Bank of Scotland Local Heroes, in partnership with Sports Aid, which has supported 170 of Scotland’s most talented developing athletes.