Coaching Staff

Balazs Kurucz

Balazs Kurucz

Head Coach

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.

Nikolay Dinev

Nikolay Dinev

Senior Sabre Coach

We are delighted and excited to announce the appointment of an additional sabre coach to our top-class coaching team.

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 Salfield

Jon Salfield

Consultant Coach

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.

Jon Rhodes

Jon Rhodes

Sports Science Consultant

Sports scientist, and performance consultant for the TFC Performance Performance Programme, Jon Rhodes is responsible for periodised programming of Strength and Conditioning training. The programme also makes use of Jon’s wide experience in the fields of sports psychology and nutrition.

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 Petrie

Steve Petrie

S&C Coach

Steve is a Strength and Condititoning coach of the highest calibre, with experience in Martial Arts/MMA, professional rugby and football, and extensive work with world level cadet, junior and senior fencers.

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 Whitelegg

Ros Whitelegg

Welfare Officer

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:

E: welfare@trurofencing.com
T: 07979 496312

Committee & Administration

Simon Holdsworth

Simon Holdsworth

Chair Person

Responsible for overseeing the clubs accounts, the financial strategy and direction of the club activities.  Also involved in the day-to-day running, development, funding and management issues.
Louise Bond-Williams

Louise Bond-Williams

Finance Manager

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!

E: finance@trurofencing.com
T: 07532 310382

Jo Bennett

Jo Bennett

Club Administrator

Jo has a solid background in administration in both public and private sectors coupled with a diverse background in sports.

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.

E: admin@trurofencing.club

Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

President

The Club’s official representative and non-voting committee member.
Margie Mascolino

Margie Mascolino

Secretary & U17 GB Sabre Squad Manager

Responsible for documentation, record keeping. Advises on day-to-day running, development & management issues. Works with the Club Manager on event management and competition organisation. Margie is also the Squad Manager for the GB U17 Cadet sabre team.
Jonathan Jane

Jonathan Jane

Treasurer

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.

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