Coach Profile: Michael Clemitson

Coaching Focus (Community, Development or Performance)

Qualified since

Last CPD Course With Year
March 2023 – BFA Coaching Level 2

Coaching Rates Group Individual
Learn To Fence : Beginners Course, held at Whitchurch Fencing Club - £34.50 for 6 weeks tuition, organised in small classes. Course material supplied, with Certificate on course completion. Details :

My Coaching Philosophy
People develop an interest in Fencing from all walks of life, and at all ages. As beginners they are naturally apprehensive, and perhaps unsure - so as a Coach, it’s important to make them feel welcome, to re-assure them that learning to fence is well within their capabilities, to emphasise the positives - and to take it in easy steps, so that they can consolidate each week on what’s been learnt so far.
At least one of my beginners has gone on to acquire a Gold Medal in Welsh team events – so I must be doing something right !

Other skills
Qualified Referee (level 1 epee); Qualified Armourer (Journeyman Armourer, Armoury team for the Welsh Open 2009-2019, Armoury team for the Commonwealth Fencing Championships team, Largs 2014);
Organiser - annual O’Sullivan Cup.

Life outside fencing -
Interests : Genealogy & Local history, Travel - and when not fencing, Michael likes to relax by playing the guitar...


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