The Archangel Michael is the millenial "testimonial" of the territory hosting the Cadets and Junior European Fencing Championship. From Skelling Michael in Ireland, to Mount Carmel in Israel, passing through England, France, Monte Sant'Angelo - here, in our territory - and Greece, the sword of the Archangel Michael, recurring in all the images portrayed, is necessary to divide the Good and the Evil, to show what can keep the people together. It is a powerful symbol of friendship, equilibrium and strenght: the same elements that guide Fencing, one of the most ancient and noblest sport disciplines.
I wish that Foggia can be a fundamental milestone in the sportive and agonistic growing path, with all its Community competiting, supporting the athletes and handling the challenge.
In genaral, I hope that everyone involved in this engaging competition will keep the beautiful marks of a friendship and welcoming experience.