3rd May 2022
A NEW generation is being introduced to the sport of fencing, moving it away from its image as an elite pursuit.
Blackburn headquartered SportsCool, a specialist provider of sports education for primary schools across the UK, is offering youngsters fencing sessions and is finding them increasingly popular among children and their parents from all backgrounds.
Fencing has traditionally been linked to fee-paying schools and has had a reputation in some circles in the past for being elitist, but SportsCool’s approach is making accessible to all children from all backgrounds.
Director Lee Lysons said:
“Fencing is an ideal sport for building life skills such as strategic thinking and discipline in children and young people. It burns off plenty of energy, so it is one of the best activities to tire out energetic children and to ensure that they are enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle.
“Fencing is a very strategic sport, almost like a physical form of chess. It teaches children to think for themselves and to analyse the way other people think. Children learn how to out-think their opponents quickly to succeed in their matches. Fencing for children also improves balance and posture. It is also great for improving co-ordination and reflexes as well as concentration.”
Lee believes independent sports make children more self-reliant and activities like fencing also help to teach respect and self-control.
“The fencing sessions we organise are also great fun. The children really love them and throw themselves into the activity. We’re finding them increasingly popular.
“Who knows, perhaps we are starting a future Olympian on their journey to a gold medal. Wouldn’t that be great?”
SportsCool was founded in Blackburn by Lee Lysons, Matt Parker and Andy Preston, to make a positive difference to the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of the nation’s children.
The outfit currently has 28 operations across the whole of the UK, with plans to open 20 new ones in all parts of the country over the next 12 months.
It works closely with more than 400 education providers and has over 100 people working within its organisation. It offers schools its diverse range of sports, from fencing and archery to ultimate frisbee, curling and tri-golf.
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