Kirk Slankard

Kirk is just 22 years old and is currently 6th in the British Fencing Senior Men's Sabre rankings

Kirk3Kirk, a previous student at Ravensbourne College has been fencing for a number of years. His biggest achievements to date include winning the British Sabre Open and being part of the Team Commonwealth Gold.

Kirk has been selected to join Team GB’s Fencing Squad, and competed at the European Championships this year. Although the team didn’t make it to the final stages, it is great experience for Kirk who still has many years of fencing to go.

“The support I get from the GLL Sport Foundation makes juggling my work/life balance just that little bit more easier. Not only do I get funding that goes towards renewing and fixing my kit each season but I also get a gym membership that gives me the accessibility to train where ever I am in London.”

Kirk2Kirk is still actively competing all over the world. His recent competitions include the Torun European Championships as part of the GB Team, Moscow Grand Prix as an individual and the Madrid World Cup as an individual.

Kirk’s goals for next year are to increase the GB world team ranking and to regularly get into the second day in world cups. For Kirk’s long term career he aims to represent GB at Tokyo 2020, which is a very realistic goal considering his current age and skill.

We are very proud to be supporting Kirk and wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season and beyond!