Balazs has a wealth of World level experience in sabre in Hungary, Singapore and Mexico, and joined Truro in Autumn 2012. Balazs has produced many top fencers including a Senior World Cup medallist and Junior World Championship Gold Medallist.
Balazs leads the sabre programme at Truro Fencing Club, developing fencers from as young as 6-years-old through to Junior and Senior World Cup level.
As well as producing world-class fencers in Hungary, since coming to Truro Balazs has already has trained many GB champions.
Senior Sabre Coach
Nikolay Dinev, currently assistant national sabre coach in Bulgaria, joined the Truro Fencing Club team on January 3rd 2017.
Nikolay is an outstanding coach with great results at European level, and a work ethic and technical standard that matches that of our existing coaching team.
Jon is a leading international sabre coach, with many years of experience at world level. The founder of the Truro High Performance Programme, and now Head of Performance at the Leon Paul Project, Jon was Head Coach at Truro from September 2007 to January 2022.
As well as being Great Britain Sabre Coach for London 2012 Olympics, and GB national coach 2011-2014 and 2018-2021, Jon also coached a Brazilian athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was a successful competitor himself, representing GB 2004-2011, and a multiple national medallist.
Jon has produced many successful GB internationals at Cadet, Junior & Senior levels. As Consultant Coach, Jon supports the coaching team and committee, and works with TFC at competitions, events and camps, as well as delivering occasional workshops at the club.
Sports Science Consultant
With wide experience at professional level in many sports, including tennis, rugby, judo, football and more, Jon works closely with the TFC coaches to ensure the best possible training programmes for the High Performance athletes.
Steve delivers Strength and Conditioning sessions for the High Performance Programme athletes, and oversees all fitness training at the club’s Training Camps, and through pre-season training in the Summer.
His specialist knowledge in periodisation and nutrition are also a vital part of the preparation of the club’s athletes.
Ros is responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of children at Truro Fencing Club. DBS, Time to Listen, En Guard, Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport Certificates available upon request. For a full description of the Welfare Officer’s Role – see our Governance Page / resource.
Ros should be your first point of contact for staff, volunteers, parents/carers and young people where concerns about welfare, poor practice or child abuse are identified. Please contact Ros by email with any questions or concerns you may as below:
T: 07979 496312
Committee & Administration
Double Olympian and Grand Prix medallist Louise Bond-Williams retired from fencing after the London 2012 Games, and took on the full-time role of Truro Fencing Club manager for several years until family committments required her to stand down.
We’re delighted that Louise has returned in a part time role as Finance Manager responsible the administration of the club’s day to day financial affairs inputting financial information, invoicing, paying bills and occasionally chasing them!
T: 07532 310382
Jo will assist with all day-to-day management and administration of the club including: maintaining club databases, organising events & competitions, lesson bookings, answering email and phone enquiries, equipment ordering and other tasks.
Secretary & U17 GB Sabre Squad Manager
I have over 30 years experience working in the Insurance sector in the UK and Middle East. Progressing through sales and managerial positions, my last role was as General Manager for AXA Insurance, for Oman and Bahrain. I managed a multi-cultural team across 4 countries and was in charge of large Bank and Intermediary partnerships across the region totalling over USD 100m.
I now live back in Truro with my family and took on the role of Treasurer for the Club in November 2020.