A 15-year-old Northwood Hills boy has achieved one of his biggest dreams by appearing at the sport’s 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships.
Casey Jones qualified for both the Men’s Junior (Under 20) and Men’s Cadet Epee Fencing (Under 17) earlier this year, allowing him to be a part of the Welsh team sent to the games in London, hosted by the UEL Sportsdock from August 11 until August 20.
This is another huge achievement for the teenager, who since first picking up the foil eight years ago has become a champion in both Wales and Bavaria, won at the Independent Schools Association and Youth Series tournaments and become the no. 1 ranked player for under 15s in Britain.
He was selected foar his first cap representing Great Britain when he was 14, and since has gone on to make appearances in Hungary, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Finland and Italy.
Most recently, he finished a respectable eighth in the Challenge Wratislava tournament, losing out to the eventual winner of the tournament from Ukraine.
Currently in his final year of GCSEs, Casey is also a major advocate against knife crime in his community as a member of the Hillingdon Youth Council, the British Youth Council and Youth Parliament.
He trains at the Leon Paul Training Centre in Hendon, but is also supported by local businesses, such as the Health Hive in nearby Pinner.
In order to find out more about the games that Casey is competing in, visit their website: www.cffc2022.com