Congratulations to Maxwell Jones for his first call up to the senior GB Fencing squad for the Shanghai Grand Prix event.

Maxwell Jones, School of Health and Social Care, has recently had his first call up to compete as one of a 12-man squad for Great Britain in the FIE Grand Prix event taking place in Shanghai. Max, supported through the LSBU Active scholarship program; allowing him to balance his studies and student experience with elite sport, has previously represented LSBU at the British University National Championships as well as regularly competing for Great Britain on the junior stage, and on the national stage with his club outside of LSBU.

Max said the following about his selection:

“I have recently been selected to represent Great Britain at the senior Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. These events are the highest level of international fencing bringing together past, present, and future Olympic medallists to compete, to gain points towards their world rankings. Countries may only send a maximum of twelve athletes to represent them and I’m lucky to be amongst this small group. This will be my first experience fencing at such a competition, so I’m really excited about getting to fight against this calibre of opponents and really test my abilities. This will hopefully be the first of many events that I can represent the nation for at a senior level, and will look forward to trying to carry on my performance into the future.”

LSBU Active are incredibly proud to support Max as part of our scholarship program and wish him the best of luck out in Shanghai.