Maya Sutton discovered fencing when she was eight years old whilst on holiday with her family in a small, remote village in France. The accommodation had a small, old tv, with limited channels, that only seemed to connect to fencing, during the 2016 Olympics. This became her inspiration and she has never looked back since.
Maya, now 14 years old, has many achievements to date winning numerous medals in the Leon Paul Junior Series from U9-U13, and has been ranked No. 1 in this National ranking competition series.
Some of her other merits include:
- The British Youth Championships – U14 Silver
- England Youth Championships – U13 Silver
- Great Britain Cadet – U17 ranking No.1 this season
- Youngest Eastern Region Senior champion 2022
- She represented Great Britain Cadets U17 at the European & Worlds Championships, out of a total of four fencers selected for Europe and only three selected for the Worlds.
- Bronze Medal winner at the British Senior Team Championships (Seniors is based on all ages, veterans comes after this).
Maya has been selected to represent England and Great Britain’s Fencing squads, and has also been selected by the British Fencing for their Athlete Development programme for elite athletes across the UK, and for the Cadet U17s European and World Championships.
Maya is busy training 5-6 days a week and travels around the UK competing, however she still finds time to support younger fencers at competitions and helps referee competitions hosted by her academy, Paul Davis Fencing Academy in St. Albans.
Her hobbies include art, baking, shopping, listening to music and socializing with friends as well as cuddling up to her black Labrador, Phoebe and bubble tea drinking.
Maya’s short term aims are for the Medal at International competition and her all time aspiration is to qualify for the Olympics.