GBSF Championships 2014


The British Savate Assaut Championships were held on 7th June in Broadwater School, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey.

The GBSF was thrilled to welcome teams from Finland, Holland and Ireland as well as local fighters. 48 competitors entered in total.

The championships consisted of 52 fights, including novice matches, international matches and championship bouts. Congratulations to all of the fighters who worked very hard to put on a great show!

The 2014 Champions are:

Male 65-70kg
Champion: Nigel Tropman
Vice-Champion: Simon Blackwell

Male 70-75kg
Champion: James Antill
Vice-Champion: Pierre Canel

Male 75-80kg
Champion: James Southwood
Vice-Champion: Charlie Howes

Male 80-85kg
Champion: Kalle Heinola
Vice-Champion: Tom Handley

Male 85+kg
Champion: Judah Wheeler
Vice-Champion: Grant Campbell

Female 60-65kg
Champion: Laura Gilbert
Vice-Champion: Katarzyna Marszalkiewicz-Efta

The GBSF offers deep thanks to all of the officials who worked tirelessly to keep two rings running all day. The event ran very smoothly and could not have happened without the sterling efforts of the organisers Rachel Shore and James Antill, and our dedicated teams of officials. Thanks especially to Rachel Shore and Richard Muggeridge, full time DOs for the day.

Thank you also to Morgan Alexander and Julie Gabriel for a dramatic and informative demonstration of Canne de Combat.

Photographs: copyright Ollie Batts