POINT-ING OTHER MINDS TO FENCING

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Tim Davis won gold at the Arnold Cup.

WHEN people think about joining a sport, Box Hill’s Tim Davis wants the possibility of fencing to spring to mind as easily as soccer and football does.

The 18-year-old has been a champion of the sport since he began at 13. He competes internationally while also coaching fencing, umpiring it, and helping to run competitions.

Most recently, he took out gold at the past two Victorian State Open Men’s Sabre Competitions. He won silver at a national men’s championships in February, and was ranked in the top 8 nationally for the under 23 division of men’s sabre. Mr Davis has been in three international comps this year, placing 38th in the under 23 European Circuit in Budapest.

Whitehorse Chevaliers Fencing Club committee member Catherine Walker

— one of Mr Davis’ students

— has nominated him as a Leader Sports Star.

She said he exemplified good sportsmanship.

“He has always provided advice to help other fencers to do better — long before he was a coach.”

Leader Local Sports Star program is supported by Sportsmart and Gold 104.3.