On Sunday 19 March Mako took part in the East Midlands round of the British Youth Fencing Championships, competing in the Under 18 Epee category. She won a silver medal in the event, being narrowly beaten in the final, 15-14, by the gold medal winner. Mako now goes through to the national finals in May, representing the East Midlands region. Besides taking part in the regular Wednesday afternoon activity session at Abbotsholme, Mako also attends Ashbourne Fencing club sessions on Tuesday evenings. Thanks go to her coach in both locations, Sally Peat.