The National Fencing Association over the weekend ended their final phase of the fencing development programme that is sponsored by the Olympic Solidarity at the Josben complex at Brookfield, Freetown.
The Development Programme was divided into three phases with the two phases organized last year. The first phase was held in Freetown and the second phase in Bo.
The last phase was a one day programme in which fencers were able to showcase their talent from what they had learnt during the first two phases.
The course expert from Senegal Julien Ouedraogo said he was impressed with the performances of the fencers as they were able to put the skills they had learnt during both phases into action.
He also stated that if the fencers are exposed to international competitions they will make the country proud.
The expert appealed to government and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) to come onboard to support Fencing as a Sport in the country which is not too popular.
The Administrative Secretary of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) A. G. Koroma who represented NOC said that they are doing everything possible to develop not only fencing but all the sporting disciplines under NOC.
The President of the association Lt. J. K. Kanu said he too was impressed by the performances of the Fencers. After the phase two phases he was able to provide the fencers with some video clips of fencing training and competitions to enable the fencers to learn some more skills.
President Kanu also went further to assure the fencers that the executive will do everything possible to develop the sports in the country that was why they were able to provide all the necessary equipment to promote the sports in the country.