Congratulations to the Marrickville Marauders for achieving outstanding results at the 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships - including a gold championship title!
In August, the talented, young group of Inner West athletes travelled to London to represent Australia and fence in one of the sport's most competitive international contests.
At only 16 years of age, Gaia Hardge earned this year's Commonwealth Junior Women's Sabre Team Champion title. Gaia was a key player on her team, besting their opponents from England and India.
In the following days of the competition, to 14 year olds from the Marauders, Daniel Iliffe and Leo Kershaw Kostic, secured a bronze spot in the Junior Men's Sabre Team event.
I am so proud to see the young talent of the Inner West thrive on the international stage and place so highly in such a prestigious competition.
Well done to Gaia, Dan and Leo for their astounding athletic achievements!