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Coaches and Committee

 

Kevin Nelson BSc.  P.G.C.E.

Chairman and Head Coach
Qualifications : BAF Level 3 Epee, Foil and Sabre, First Aid, scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Enhanced CRB Checked, BDFA Coaching Disabled Fencers, Referee level 1 foil & Epee.

Kevin learned to fence at Cotswold Fencing Club, more than 20 years ago, he took up fencing to keep fit. He started fencing foil and was a social fencer for many years. Eventually he moved onto sabre and then started competing. Kevin has been officially coaching at Cotswold since July 2006, being trained at the British Academy to coach foil, sabre,and epee. He took over as Chairman of Cotswold in December 2009.
He also coaches at Dean Close School, Cheltenham Ladies College, and Salle Hunt-Roeder in Bristol. Kevin has attended a number of inclusion based courses including the British Disabled Fencing Associations "Coaching Disabled Fencers"
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In September 2014 Kevin became a full time professional fencing coach, coaching under the trading name of Cotswold Cutlass, and has since set up two sattelite clubs (one in Cirencester, and the other in Tewkesbury). Keen to continue with his own development has taken and passed British Fencing level 3 coaching award (Sabre), and taken Referee level one exams at both Foil and epee. While continuing to expand fencing in the county.


Kevin can be contacted on  cotswoldfencingclub@gmail.com

           or for private lessons cotswoldcutlass@gmail.com

Andrew Oakley

Secretary

 

 

 

 



 
Natalie Gower BSc. (Currently in America)

Coach 

Qualifications : BAF Level 2 Foil, and Epee, First Aid, scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Enhanced CRB Checked.

Nat has been fencing since 2007, and coaching since 2009. She was ladies county foil champion in 2009, and Ladies county sabre champion 2012. Nat is the Club Child Welfare Officer, Junior Coach, and also is responsible for running the club competition night, club seeding , club t-shirts, and Newsletter .

 



David Sysum
Competition Officer & Child Welfare Officer
 
Tid Wachs

Armorer



Vacant

Publicity



 
Stella Breeze & Adam Wachs

Youth Captains

This year we have decided to have two youth captains.
  Michael Compton
Treasurer & Coach

Qualifications
: Level 3 Foil, Level 3 Sabre, First Aid, scUK, Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Enhanced CRB Checked.

Mike has been coaching for many years and joined Cotswold Fencing Club, when Cotswold amalgamated with Cheltenham YMCA fencing Club. Mike is an active fencer on the open and veterans circuit. Representing his country at Sabre in Veterans World Championships in Russia in 2009. Mike was also a volunteer armourer at the 2012 London Olympics. Until recently Mike was competitions officer at the club.