Coach Profile: Michael Clemitson


Coaching Focus (Community, Development or Performance)
Community

Qualified since
1995

Last CPD Course With Year
Sept.2020 – WF Coaching Seminar, Cardiff Academy of Fencing

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 : whitchurchfencing.co.uk/learn2fence

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, part of the armoury team for the annual Welsh Open, member of the Commonwealth Fencing Championships Armoury 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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