Alex Taylor who is a Year 5 student at Edgecliff Prep, has been identified as an up and coming Australian Fencing Champion.
Last year Alex competed for Australia in the Koala Mini Challenge fencing competition. He came sixth in the Under 11 Individual Foil competition and third in the team event. This year; however, he won the Peter Witkop Shield and the Under 11 Future Foil competition at the Champions Cup in Adelaide. Furthermore, he came 6th in the Under 13 division. His team also won Gold in the U13 Mixed Foil Team Competition.
The Edgecliff Fencing programme has been earmarked as an area for further development and it will be offered to all Year 5 & 6 boys from 2019. The programme is run by Mr Hugh Cotman who also coaches at College Street and is himself a highly accomplished fencer.