Very saddened to learn that Bill Cumming has died. I am reposting from the Ni Fencing website. He was at the centre of NI fencing for decades and never stopped working for the sport. Along with a small group of people he kept the sport alive through many difficult times.

. It is with great sadness that NI Fencing Ltd announces the passing of Bill Cumming.* Bill was for many years the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Fencing Union and a very active Coach.* His funeral will be in Warrenpoint Presbyterian Church at 2:00pm on Friday 15th August 2014.

Peter Hazlett

Bill*was a talented teacher and much loved fencing coach for both junior and senior fencers in Northern Ireland and a dear friend who gave 100% to his students at school and supported many fencers in their quest to win tournaments across UK, Ireland and Europe.* He was an extremely generous man who gave of his time freely and coached in many of our schools including Kelvin, Victoria,*Methody, RBAI, BRA, Campbell College, Strathearn, Wellington College, Grosvenor, Ballee High & Cambridge House in Ballymena and in many of our leisure centres Maysfield, Antrim Forum, Carrickfergus, Craigavon, Queens and of course Avoniel.* He spent most of his coaching years supporting the girls at Victoria College and Kelvin Secondary School and it is with these students where he will be remembered the most.* Bill had no family of his own we were his family he is survived by his brother, sisters and nephews and neices.* He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Lorraine Campbell

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