22 September 2017
Edward Scott Payne has been selected to fence epee for Great Britain at a cadet tournament in Austria at the end of October. This is an impressive achievement as cadet fencing is an under 17 age selection so to have been selected at age 13 is very rare. Edward also finished third in the national elite epee event and won the Gloucestershire senior foil championship. Edward is the only 13 year old in any of the three fencing disciplines to be invited to join British Fencing's talent performance programme which began in September.