MALVERN Hills Sword Fencing Club’s Abigail Watkins has been invited to represent Wales in the Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Championships.

She can fence in both under 17s and 20s level in the individual and team events at Northumbria University in Newcastle in July.

Selection for the Senior Commonwealth Championships will be in April ahead of the event in November in Australia and Watkins is hoping to make the grade for that too.

The 16-year-old attends the Royal Grammar School Worcester who support her sport and academic studies in her GCSE year.

She is backed by Sport Worcester, CG5 and the Rob George Foundation.