An interview with Bex Yates on making her fencing dream come true

17 Nov

What is your name and why did you enter the Bring it on awards?

Bex (Rebecca) Yates. I entered the Bring it on awards on behalf of the Sussex University Fencing Club. We had dreamt of going to America to visit a fellow fencer and I thought that the Bring it on awards might be able to make that happen!

How has the bursary helped you with your passion since the awards?

I have booked flights for 11 fencers from the club to fly out to Massachusetts in March next year for a week to fence against Mount Holyoke College and a few others in the same area.

What are your plans for the future?

We have big plans for the club this year, the tour to America, resurrecting the Brighton Open fencing competition, establishing a fencing club for teenagers at a number of local clubs alongside just having a great time!

What advice would you give to other people out there with passions who may be struggling to achieve them?

Things happen for a reason and if you imagine something to be possible you subconsciously act to make that thing happen! I entered the awards on a whim after hearing about it on the heart FM radio show at work. With the support of a group of brilliant friends saw us win!

If people want to find out more about your passion where should they go?

Check out the Sussex Uni Fencing Club Facebook page:!/pages/Sussex-University-Fencing-Club/111137072280566

Any final thoughts on how you have found the whole experience?

The whole experience has been fantastic and everyone can’t wait to go on the tour, thanks to Bring it on Britain for making it happen!


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