Bath Sword Club has top level coaches in all weapons
Head Coach & FoilA coach with 18 years experience, British Fencing U20 & U17 squad coach and a British Fencing Coach Educator. Tim has coached a number of young fencers on an individual basis including National U13, U15, U17, U20 & U23 champions and many who have represented Great Britain and England in U15 and U17, U20 & U23 events. Tim is a British Fencing Talent Coach, working with the British Fencing Talent Pathway team working with selected British fencers at overseas events, including the 2018 & 2019 Cadet & Junior European and World Championships Tim leads a development squad, based in Bath, of U/11 - U/17 fencers who are aiming to improve their skills to prepare for competitions and progression to the senior club.
EpeeSandra is a qualified coach in all 3 weapons although she focuses more on Epee (level 3) and Foil (level 2). She has trained in Hungary for her F.I.E coaching diploma. She has been coaching in schools in the South West of England for the last 8 years and has more recently become closely involved in forging links between Bath Sword Club and the wider community. Over the last year she has become increasingly involved with coach education for British fencing.
Epee, Foil & SabreBen is a qualified coach of all three weapons with Level 3 in both Foil and Epee. Having recently finished a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath he is now coaching professionally in schools and clubs around the South West.
SabreReka is a Level 5 3-weapon qualified coach with 20 years of experience and mainly focuses on sabre in recent years. She trained and started working as a coach in Hungary from 1997, then in Britain since 2012. In Hungary she has trained many fencers on many levels. Since 2012 she has been working with clubs and schools all around from London to Bath. In the last few years she (personal trainer qualified with specialisation of youth strength and conditioning training) started training fencers in a performance training set up to help them improve their all around skills for fencing, especially those who do not have access to specialised training.
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Epee (Over 23)Paul is a member of Bath Sword Club who fences Epee and regualrly competes in various competitions on the national circuit (senior and verterans). He recently represented the UK at the World Veterans Fencing Championships in Italy.
Paul is a regular attendee of the senior epee club. As a mentor and experienced fencer he is happy to offer (non contractually binding!) advice should you ask him.
Sabreis a member of Bath Sword Club who fences Sabre and Epee at international level. She regualrly competes in various competitions on the national and international circuit (senior and verterans). She recently represented the UK at the World Veterans fencing championships in Italy, reaching the podium in both individual and team events.
Jane is a regular attendee of the senior sabre club. As a mentor and experienced fencer she will help any new members with our arcane ways and offer (non contractually binding!) advice should you ask her.
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