Our very own students were featured on ITV. Fencing has predominantly been viewed as an elitist sport reserved for those from privileged backgrounds, but it is now being embraced by a generation of young Muslim women.

Muslim Girls Fence, which was set up by charity Maslaha and British Fencing, wants to change the image of the sport and transform their students’ aspirations in the process.

“Fencing is a sport that we don’t really associate with young girls, girls of colour, Muslim girls and we therefore use that to challenge the fencing stereotype,” course leader Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan told ITV News.

The 10-week course, which runs in London, Doncaster, Birmingham and Bradford, is open to both Muslim and non-Muslim women.

The full article can be viewed on ITV.com