Queens Birthday Honours for fencing club founder

England Fencing – London Region congratulates Linda Strachan for her British Empire Medal awarded for Services to Community Sport!

Linda founded Newham Swords ten years ago, on retiring from international competition and having been a European and Olympic fencer. Together with fellow Olympian Pierre Harper, her aim was to develop fencing talent from the youth of east London.

With more than a dozen fencers taking medals in national and international U20 competitions she has certainly achieved that aim and the club is going from strength to strength. This has come about with great dedication and continuous fund raising efforts. Well done Linda!