When he stopped competing in 2003, he was asked to coach at a local club in Wimbledon. His children started fencing and he eventually joined the cadet & junior GB coaching team. In 2010/11 he joined the FIE coach education program & trained under Octavian Zidaru in Zagreb and Budapest, gaining his FIE Maitre D’Armes. He is a BF level 5 registered Epee coach.
He has coached numerous fencers to Cadet & Junior World & European Championship level, his own children making ten Junior European & World Championships alone, and Gareth making a L16 finish at Junior Worlds. From 2013 to 2016 was involved with the BF program as GB Talent coach.
Today he is a full time professional coach, coaching Fencers and Pentathletes in Epee at various clubs & schools through Surrey & the south east.
Neale will be running the Sunday session and working primarily with the Teenager and Adult members in preparation for competitions .We look forward to a fruitful and successful term under his tutelage.
Congratulations to James Russell who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2016 World Cadet Championships in Bourges, France. It's been an amazing week for James who also won two silver medals at last weekend's U17 and U20 British Championships. James is the first Cadet to reach the epee finals of both age groups since Philip Marsh in 2010-11.