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HUGE HONOUR: Pinner schoolboy’s dream comes to life after qualifying for Commonwealth Games

 Published on: 5th April 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A schoolboy from Pinner has qualified for the Commonwealth Games after taking the fencing world by storm.

Epee fencer Casey Jones, 14, will represent Wales in the games which will take place this August, in both the Under 17 and Under 20 categories.

Casey will represent Wales in the games in honour of his Welsh heritage and his late grandfather who he thinks of whenever he competes.

The current Under 15 Champion who has been fencing since the age of seven is over the moon to have qualified to the games which have been his dream since he started the sport.

Speaking to PinnerNews, Casey said he happened upon the sport by chance when he joined a friend for his fencing lesson.

He said: “I think the reason I like fencing is that it’s unique compared to other sports, I enjoy the quick thinking, you have to be quick on your feet and on your mind.

“I feel pretty confident about the games, I’m very excited about it as well. I train on a daily basis and will be training a little bit more now.”

Casey in under the instruction of Oana Puiu, Head Coach for the High-Performance Project at Leon Paul Fencing Centre in Hendon.

His mum Christelle added that she is beyond proud of Casey who has competed across the globe on the Great Britain squad.

She said: “I am very very proud, Casey has been talking about the Commonwealth ever since he was about nine or 10 years old, he decided that’s where he was going.”

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