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.
Kent Schools Under 16 and Senior Championships
Good competition for RTWFC fencers, with Guy Ashcroft-Lury and Harry Couchman both collecting Bronze medals in the U16 Boys Epee.
Full results here
British Fencing to host first six weapon Under-14 European Series event
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European Cadet U17 epee
James Russell went to Bonn last weekend, as part of a 15 boy BG team, to fight the European Cadet U17 epee round there.
James was one of only two GB boys to make it into the last 32, finishing 26th out of 240 entrants.
On the new ranking list released today James is now the #1 U17 Cadet epeeist in GB!
Elite Epee Men's Autumn Open
Congratulations to Cadet James Russell for placing 3rd at the Elite Epee Men’s Open on Sunday. What an amazing result for a 16 year old! Full results here