Managing Committee

The Managing Committee (MC) is elected at each AGM (usually held February each year) and meets as required. Business is also conducted by email. It can co-opt during the year. Some posts are non-voting.

Blackheath Fencing Club Committee Roles 2012 (PDF) is a brief summary of the roles of each MC member

The ‘Club Officers’, who carry certain legal responsibilities, are the Chairman, Club Secretary and Club Treasurer.

The Constitution provides for a Club President and Vice- President. Both positions, which are non-voting, are vacant since 2012 with the passing of Life President Jack Gillett who was a founder member and Club Secretary for many years.

In 2012 the post of Club Captain was subsumed by the position of Lead Coach who is automatically appointed to the Managing Committee.

The 2014 MC was elected at the AGM on 12th Feb ’15 and comprises:

Ben Warner – Club Chair ( Andrew Nisbet –  Club Treasurer
(and Youth Coordinator) (
James Williamson

James Williamson – Club Secretary (

Lead Coach – Andy Pavaday
Welfare Officer – Helen Jenkins (
Seniors Rep –  Alister Smith
Competition Secretary –  Zoe Sumra (
Intermediates/Beginners – Miriam Strohe and Tony Nickson
Musketeers Parents Rep – Ange Crossen (

Non-voting posts 
Youth Development / Schools Contact – Andrew Nisbet
Armourer – Andrew Nisbet (anyone like to learn?)
Social Secretary – Vacant
Assistant Treasurer- Vacant

All Management Committee Members subscribe to the Code of Practice for Club Officials Coaches and Volunteers