Will Deary

Funding Level: Podium Potential
DOB: 27/06/97
Club: Truro Fencing Club
Coach: Pierre Guichot
Discipline: Men’s Sabre
Best Result: Junior World Cup Bronze medals at Plovdiv & Sosnoweic World Cups
Will started fencing at the age of 10 at Truro Preparatory School encouraged by his mother to try to do as much as he could. Coached by Jon Salfield, he was inspired to train hard from an early age as his friends were all in the more advanced group. It worked as he is nine-times age group national champion including three consecutive gold medals at the British Junior Championships.

Since completing his A levels in 2015, Will moved to London to join British Fencing’s World Class Programme with ambitions of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Joining the GB men’s sabre squad was a life-changing move, involving relocation from Cornwall but in his own words he’s “loved every minute of being a full time athlete”.

When he’s not training, Will spends his time learning how to code and has made several simple web games.


Primary: Truro Prep School
Preparatory: Truro Prep School
Secondary: Truro School
University: TBA

Athlete Quotes:

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

“I will always be happy with my results, providing I know I have given my all and refused to give up.”

“There is no substitute for hard work!”

Season Ending Ranking

Year Rank
2016 95
2015 406