I started fencing at the age of 24 in my final year at university with the late Prof Hawksworth. I only joined the club to help out a friend with numbers, but once I had a go I was hooked. I moved on the my MSc in Glasgow and fenced for Strathclyde Uni and at Bellahouston. Being coached by Derek Titheridge.
After my year in Scotland I was luck enough to find myself working in Fulham, just 5 minutes walk from the De Beamont Centre, then the BF HQ and meeting place of LTFC. I was even luckier to be able to take 3 lessons a week from Prof Brian Pitman
Having scraped into the top 20 in the National Rankings I backed off as a competitive fencers as my 3 children arrived on the scene. When they became old enough I took up coaching.
Lead Performance Coach at Nottingham University
Cricket, lovely cricket!
Geography Supply Teacher and Part Time Fencing Coach
British Fencing AASE Assessor
British Fencing Coach Developer
Veteran Foil Champion of Szombathely 2015 and 2016!!