MEMBERS of Malvern Hills Sword Fencing Club dominated the Welsh National Epee Championships.

Four of the club’s fencers finished in the top five with Abi Watkins, of Hereford Sixth Form College, clinching gold.

Monmouth-based Louise Sadler secured silver, Hereford’s Rebecca Wreyford, of St Marys RC High School, took bronze and Ella Williams, of Wigmore High School, came fifth.

Watkins showed her prowess through a perfect pool, giving her a first place seeding to help her through to the final.

Sadler and Wreyford met in the semi-finals. In a closely-fought battle Sadler came out on top on the day, although Wreyford went on to win the highest cadet placing.

Williams just missed out on a place in the semi-finals as she fell to a 15-14 defeat to Stella Lancey, of Cardiff.

All four fencers regularly train at the fencing club on Wednesdays at Sport Dyson Perrins where they get to fence against national and international epeeists as well as many pentathlon world class and podium athletes, including Kate French who competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016.