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Plymouth fencer Black joins Andrews in Great Britain cadet squad for Austrian event

PLYMOUTH Fencing Club’s Abagael Black will compete for Great Britain in Austria this weekend.

The Plymouth College pupil will join team-mate Ben Andrews in the national team for the European Cadet Circuit International in Klagenfurt.

Black, who started fencing at eight years-old, has secured her place in the GB under-17 cadet epee A team after an impressive 2017.

She became British under-14 youth champion in May and then enjoyed successful results at competitions in London, Manchester and Birmingham

The youngster, who is coached by Peter Barrett, said: “I have two more years in the cadet age category so there is no pressure. I aim to fence my best and am looking forward to my first experience of the European Circuit.”

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