16 Feb 2020
Zagreb, 16 February 2020. The fencing team of Aspire Academy has shown another great performance competing in Europe: At the U14 Pilot Project European Open, that was hosted in Zagreb on February 15 and 16, Aspire Academy student-athlete Mohammed Al Oulan won bronze in the Epee competition, while his teammate Mohammed Al Haaza finished 6th.
Talking about the recent results, Aspire Academy and QFF head coach Massimo Omeri said: “The U14 team is showing a stable performance, taking part in very tough competitions in Europe. They are already able to compete against major Asian and European fencing schools.”
According to Omeri, this success has been the result of great team work. “First of all I would like to thank coach Rudy but also the S&C coach Chris, the Physiologists Marco and Scott and the Biomechanical Joong. I would like to point out that all the boys are the "product" of the Pre Aspire recruitment program, so they were born as fencers, in Aspire.”
Taking a look into the future of the fencing programme, the Italian explains the next steps for the student-athletes. “Now we will focus our activities on technical and tactical development more and more, because the current season for U14 Epee Team is almost over. Next year will be a year of transition from the U14 category to the U17 category, so we want to prepare our boys to develop the proper skills to be competitive as soonest even in the upper category where we will also find fencers three years older than our boys.”