Broomhead & Saul are proud to sponsor local Taunton teenager Layla Wyatt, who has been a keen fencer since she was 8 years old, she has now just turned 15 years old. Layla is about to start her final year at the Taunton Academy. Layla trains at a Bristol club, Salle Hunt Roeder at least once a week. She has been awarded club champion several years running. Layla fences competitively and her goal is to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Layla has regularly taken part in a series of competitions held across the UK that since 2008, and she has done rather well:
Leon Paul Junior Series
2008 U11 Girls Sabre ranked 4th
2009 U13 Girls Sabre ranked 11th
2010 U13 Girls Sabre ranked 7th
2011 U15 Girls Sabre ranked 2nd
South West Regional Competition
2011 2nd and 2012
She is currently ranked 2nd in U15 Girls Sabre
The South West regionals is the qualifying event for the British Youth Championship, in which Layla was ranked 10th in 2011 and 5th in 2012.
Layla has represented Great Britain in France and Poland, which included being part of the England Youth Squad.
We will be following her progress during her forthcoming events and wish her every success.