Leicester Fencing Club is primarily run by volunteers, they do this for the simple joy of encouraging more people to join in their favourite sport, allow me to introduce everyone here.
Lee Garner – Vice Chair & Coach
Previous Positions Held : Chairman, Child Protection Officer, Competition Secretary.
Coaching Qualifications : BAF Level 1 Foil, Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults, First Aid for Sports.
Coaching Experience : Assistant Coach from 2007 – 2009, Full Foil Coach from 2009 to present & Mini Fencing Coach with the demonstration team at the 2009 Special Olympics.
Fencing Qualifications : Foil Level Grade 1 – 6 & Epee Level Grade 1 – 2.
Fencing Experience : Captain of the Leicester Fencing Club B Team from 2006 – 2012 for the LRFU League ( League Winners in 2012 ), 2006 East Midlands Beginners Foil Silver Medallist, 2007 East Midlands Beginners Bronze Medallist, 2008 East Midlands Intermediates Bronze Medallist, 2008 Cornhill Cup Bronze Medallist, 2009 Cornhill Cup Silver Medallist, 2012 Cornhill Cup Gold Medallist, 2012 Games Maker Volunteer for the 2012 London Olympics Fencing Event.
Steve Smith – Deputy Chair & Head Sabre Coach
Steve has been fencing for more years than anyone else, he’s been running the Sabre arm of the club for 14 years.
BAF Sabre Coach
BAF Level 1 Foil
Member of the British Academy of Fencing
Member of the British Fencing Association
Chris Beadling – Head Coach
Chris has been teaching fencing professionally for 5/6 years now, after being a member of LFC for another 5.
BAF Advanced/Level 4 Foil (pp) BAF Intermediate/Level 3 Foil
BAF Level 1 Epee
BAF Level 1 Sabre
Level 1 Foil British Fencing Association Member of the British Academy of Fencing Member of the British Fencing Association
Julie Guy – Treasurer, Coach & Child Protection Officer.
Julie has been a member of LFC for some time, both as a member and a coach. Julie has been keeping an eye on our pennies for the last few years.
Jonathan Bird – Assistant Coach
Jonathan started fencing after watching the commonwealth games, checked out Leicester Fencing Club and booked himself on a free taster session, and was instantly hooked by the sport, he’s been fencing now for 18 months. He has also taken to the coaching side well and currently
for grade 1 coaching which he finds really interesting and rewarding.
His qualifications are
Foil grades 1-3, working towards grade 4. He is also aiming towards completing the full coach’s level 1 qualification.
Steve Wright – Assistant Coach.
Steve has been fencing with LFC for a while and assists in running the beginners courses.
Craig Bustin – Assistant Coach & Chairman
Craig has been one of the members of LFC for some time, he holds a grade one foil coach’s qualification and assists the beginners courses.
Caitlin & Libby – Board Youth Representatives.
Caitlin and Libby have both been fencing for around 3 years now and take a keen interest in furthering the club for all of it’s juniors.