As well as being Great Britain Sabre Coach for London 2012 Olympics, and GB national coach 2011-2014, Jon also coached a Brazilian athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was a successful athlete himself, representing GB 2004-2011, and a multiple national medallist.
Jon has produced a huge number of successful GB internationals at Cadet, Junior & Senior levels.
Assistant Head Coach
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.
Alongside Head Coach Jon, Al was part of the club’s first GB Team Championship Gold medal winning team, and also won Commonwealth Team Gold with Wales in 2006. Al supports the club’s Head and Lead Coaches in lesson and session delivery and competition coaching.
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