Sings of the change in seasons: shorter evenings, darker mornings, leaf fall… and Conlethian fencing triumphs! After a short summer break, which James and Claudio spent raising heck in Morocco and Mexico, respectively, our dynamic duo returned to international competitive action against serious fencers from all over the UK and Ireland. It was the Youth Four Nations in Cardiff, and of course, the boys came home with their usual bag of swag, and a bit of swagger, too. Claudio and James won Bronze in Sunday’s Team Event, while Claudio also took Bronze in Saturday’s Individual Mens Foil Event. Well done to the boys, and their road weary parents. And the busy fencing season is just getting started!