Fencing Coaches

Hear from three of our coaches at Fence Club 43

Dominic de Almeida

I started fencing aged 9 and it has been one of the greatest journeys of my life. I fell in love with the sport aged 14, where it became clear that the mental complexity of the sport and physical challenge it offered was unlike any other sport I had tried. This had me hooked till this day. My aim is now to qualify for the Olympics and win medals on the international stage.

Notable results:

- Has won the GB National Championships at Senior, Under 23, Under 20, Under 17 age groups.

- Current Member of Team GB Senior Squad.

- Competed at Numerous World and European Championships.

- Junior Commonwealth Gold and Bronze Medallist.

Drew Beatie
Drew Beatie

I am new to fencing and have been teaching since 2023. What drew me to fencing is that the focus on footwork, technique and discipline are a great fit to my background as a martial arts instructor. Seeing young students put the time and effort into their training and seeing them improve is a great motivator for me and something I look forward to every week.

William Clark

I'm a full-time fencing coach and referee specialising in both Foil and Epee, while working towards becoming a three-weapon coach and an international referee. I primarily work in Kent, Sussex, Essex, Surrey and London with several years of international experience through an American summer camp. I take a great deal of care and pride in my students as I continue to help them grow and develop as fencers, be it as hobbyists, competitors or those that seek to go down the path of coaching or refereeing as I did. Ultimately my goal is not only to continue to develop as a coach but to help bring fencing to those who otherwise wouldn't have access to the sport.