A TEENAGER looks set to be at the sharp end of sporting success.

Felicity Hemlin, aged 14, from Great Broughton, came fifth in a public schools' championship in London.

Her trainer, Mr Geoff Thompson, said such a placing at that level of competition was quite an achievement.

Felicity, a pupil at Teesside high school in Egglescliffe, pitted her skills against thousands of other young fencers.

Mr Thompson said: "Most of the schools involved are big public schools which have full-time fencing tuition.

"Teesside high does not have that. Felicity only trains with me when I run classes at the school.

"She is brilliant. She has worked very hard for this by doing extra lessons."

To reach the championships, Felicity came first in regional championships three weeks ago