Meet the Coaches

Coach | Lance Larsen

Over twenty years coaching experience. Professor of fencing from British academy of fencing. Prevost D’armes from Ecole Nationale de Maitre D’armes. Dinard, France. Leader level, Coaching Effectiveness Program. Olympic training center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Coach | Oksana Babaeva

Specialist Diploma in Physical Education and Sport from the Uzbek State Institute of Physical Education 1989. Holder of the Soviet Master of Sport Degree. Five time senior national foil champion of Uzbekistan. Appointed junior national coach 1998. British Fencing level 4 coach.

Coach | Jon Sloman

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If you would like a lesson with a coach there is a sign up sheet at the entrance to the hall, every Thursday. Please put your name down with the coach you would like and the coaches will do their best to fit everyone in on a first come, first serve basis.

Meet the Committee

Chair and Welfare Officer | Michael “Fred” Thomas

Foilist, Sabreur and Epeeist. He has been fencing for thirty years and Saxon member for over ten. In 2010 won 3 bronze medals representing England in the vets Commonwealth Games in Australia. Professor of cognitive neuroscience by trade, and father of twins.

Secretary & COIVD-19 Officer | Alex Seale

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Honorary Treasurer | Paul Harden

I fenced as a youngster many years ago but gave it up for 28 years. Started again about four years ago and I wished I had never stopped. If I had belonged to a club like Saxon I doubt if I would. Still competing and recently qualified as a coach.

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Membership Secretary| Sally Price

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Committee Member General| Nick Mort

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Club Captain | Paul Lowen

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Social Secretary | Sharon Thomas

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Armourer | Allan Coleman

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Covid-19 – Junior classes back on 22nd April

Junior classes will restart on the 22nd April, in Twyford school sports hall. They will be the usual length of 12 weeks, running until the 15th July.

Contact Paul on paul @ hardens . me . uk for more information

April 8th, 2021

Covid-19 – Club back from 15th April

On the 15th April the club will be open for U18 fencing and lessons for adults.

  • There’ll be an indoor fencing session from 7-9.30pm for U18’s
  • Adults (and U18s) can have 1-1 lessons, from 7-9.30pm. These are 20 (or 40 minutes if there’s time) long, and will need to be booked ahead of time.
  • A booking request email will be sent out by the 10th April

Indoor fencing for adults is due to be allowed again from the 17th May, so our goal is to have a mostly normal club night on Thursday 20th May.

April 8th, 2021

Subscriptions for 2020-2021

With the club being back to its regular venue at Twyford School from the 1th October onwards, subscriptions for 2020-21 are now due.

Adults: £400
Students/U18’s: £250

October 13th, 2020

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