Can you help this Norwich sporting veteran on her trip to World Championships?

88-year-old Connie Adam, the pride of Britain. Picture Maurice Gray.

88-year-old Connie Adam, the pride of Britain. Picture Maurice Gray. - Credit: Maurice Gray

A woman who has been fencing for more than 30 years is hoping for help to enable her to attend the sport's world championships.

Connie Adam, 88, from Norwich, has won more than 140 medals and awards.

The veteran is determined to compete at the World Championships in October in Germany, but cannot find anyone to accompany her and help carry her heavy equipment.

'I don't want charity,' she insisted. 'I just want a little help to enable me to represent our country. Someone, somewhere must be going to the event and maybe appreciate my company.'

Mrs Adam, who turns 89 in December, is one of the oldest competitors in the world and says she is confident about competing.

Having decided to carry on fencing after recovering from chemotherapy treatment for cancer, the Norwich born and bred fencer continues to travel around the UK and abroad to compete for Great Britain, coming fourth in her category at the World Championships in France last year.

She said: 'I love fencing and enjoy encouraging other people of my age to get out there.'

Most Read

If you can help, email

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter