Competitive fencer Caitlin is Scottish Secondary Schools Individual Champ

Caitlin Philbin is now Carnoustie High School club captain and assists in the coaching of the club’s 30 members.

Caitlin has been a keen competition fencer from day one and has steadily risen through the ranks of Scottish Fencing as she applied more and more time to her training and development.

Last season saw Caitlin selected to represent Scotland U15s and head out to Poland and even with this being her first international event, Caitlin came home as the highest ranked Scot in her competition.

This season has seen her increase her training to four fencing sessions per week, splitting her time between coaches in Carnoustie and Linlithgow and an important part of her training sees her regularly fighting against adult male fencers.

This is on top of travelling to competitions most weekends has seen her dedication rewarded with a superb series of results.

On the junior circuit, Caitlin is Scottish Secondary Schools Individual champion, Scottish Secondary Schools Team champion and Scottish Youth Development Series champion and on the senior circuit, she took the women’s gold medal at the Dundee Duel and a bronze at the M8 Open.

Following successful forays into ranking competitions, Caitlin has received another Scotland call-up.

She has impressed the Scottish selectors so much that she will represent Scotland in the Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships in South Africa at both U17 and U20 level.