I'm surprised to see the entry fees for junior competions (U11 in this case) are so high: £25-£30 or more. I'm sure I've entered provincial adult competitions around the same size for half that price. And a major manufacturer has their name attached to the series (free advertising and doubtless lit for sale on the day) . So I'm struggling to see the justification for such a high price for kids. When fencing is widely perceived as a sport for posh people with loads of money to splash around, this does nothing to dispel that image. Discuss.