Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Olympic park and watch some track events at the Olympic stadium! Through helping out with gold challenge, a charity which encourages people to try different Olympic sports, I was invited to watch a number of charity races at the stadium. This was a brilliant opportunity before the Olympic games in the summer to see the Olympic park (although not finished yet), and see where such a major part of this countries sport will take place. Whilst fencing unfortunately doesn’t happen in the Olympic park (at the EXEL centre instead,) this trip was very inspiring; it really made me think that one day I would like to be taking part in the Olympics and be part of such a great spectacle! Although I will have to settle for watching the London Olympics on the television for now, I hope that one day I will be there competing there myself.
Recently I was lucky enough to receive my cheque from ASDA Crawley! As unfortunately I was unable to go to the funding event held in Wembley, instead I was asked to go to my local ASDA store. Here I was kindly given a tour around the store, including behind the scenes offices and staff areas, by the stores ‘community life champion’ Simeon. This tour included the ‘action alley’ of the store, along with possible areas to do future fund raising. This should be particularly good for hopefully future fencing demos, aiming to raise money also for my fencing club.
The staff at ASDA Crawley seemed very friendly and (I hope) interested in potential fencing fundraising activities. I wish we can get some of them fencing at a fundraising event!
I also got to speak to the store manager about how I can develop my sporting achievements, which I hope to progress on.
THANK YOU ASDA, I look forward to working with you!
Fencing - Foil
Partnered with:Asda Crawley
Hi, my name is Luke Deamer and I am a foil fencer at Crawley Sword Club. I started fencing at the age of 6 after seeing it on holiday in France and have been fencing at my local club ever since. I am currently the British National under 17 Champion and part of the 4-man GB squad that have been to the European championships in Croatia. I attend many national and international competitions, presently having a Cadet European ranking of within the top 40. In the future I would like to work on remaining in the GB team as I move up an age group.