Elena Gelzinyte

Elena Gelzinyte (2015) received an Annual Fund Sports Bursary in 2016 and is a member of the University's fencing team.

Fencing is a big part of my University experience: it is where I have met many of my friends and provides a welcome balance to my academic workload. As a member of the University team, I have travelled as far as Edinburgh, won Varsity and topped our BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) league. None of this would have been possible without my Annual Fund Sports Bursary, which covers most of my coaching, travel and equipment costs. Thanks to these extra opportunities, I have improved so much, from barely scoring a hit to winning my first ever open tournament.