About Us

The fencing club is run by eight qualified and experienced coaches, all affiliated to British Fencing, our National Governing Body. Our coaches have been checked against the DBS/CRB register and have also undergone necessary courses for the Protection and Safety of Children in Sport as well as Emergency First Aid courses. The club started in January 2010 and we have seen an excellent increase in fencers, from beginners to advanced fencers joining our friendly club.  We use half the main hall, the size of four badminton courts, at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath, Birmingham, where we regularly have over 30 fencers, fencing electric and non-electric foil and epee. One-to-one tuition is given to all fencers on a regular basis, ensuring new skills are taught and existing skills are refined and nurtured. We also encourage our junior fencers to complete the British Fencing Achievement Gradings, ensuring what they have learned is used in their fencing. Beginners courses for juniors and adults are run on a regular basis, typically once each term, to encourage new blood into the sport. Our courses will aim to achieve at least level one of the British Fencing achievement awards scheme, an introduction to fencing electric, introduction to epee and also a look at refereeing. Once the course is finished, further training is continued to ensure further progress.

Committee

Kelley Costigan - Chair
Kelley Costigan – Chair & Welfare Officer
Raph Aldis – Senior Coach
Daniel Elliker - Team Captain
Daniel Elliker – Coach & Team Captain
Sam Stockley - Senior Coach
Sam Stockley – Senior Coach
Anita Mason - Coach
Anita Mason – Coach
Mark Thomas - Coach
Mark Thomas – Coach
Josh Burn - Coach
Josh Burn – Coach
Khelan Patel - Coach
Khelan Patel – Coach
Adrian Mason - Armourer
Adrian Mason – Armourer
Richard Burn - Coach
Richard Burn – Coach
Chairman Kelley Costigan
Secretary/Treasurer Richard Burn
Team Captain Daniel Elliker
Members All Coaches plus… Kelley Costigan Adrian Mason Andy Webb Matt Tyler Gareth Rainford
Coaches Anita Mason Daniel Elliker Josh Burn Mark Thomas Raph Aldis Richard Burn Sam Stockley Simon Holburn
Armourer Adrian Mason
Welfare Officer Kelley Costigan