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 2016 MC was elected at the AGM on 11th Feb ’16 and comprises:

Andrew Nisbet Fencing Coach

Andrew Nisbet Club Treasurer


James Williamson

James Williamson Club Secretary

Andy Pavaday Lead Coach

Andy Pavaday Lead Coach













Tony Nickson, Chairman (picture awaited) (

Welfare Officer – Helen Jenkins(
Musketeers Parents Rep – Khloe Cath (
Competition Secretary –  Ahmed Shaban (
Seniors Rep –  Alister Smith
Intermediates/Beginners Rep – Marlene Sturm
Additional – Henry Fazakerley

Non-voting posts:
Youth Development / Schools Contact – Andrew Nisbet
Armourers – Andrew Nisbet and Afifa Khan
Social Secretary – Vacant ( (Club Secretary at present)
Assistant Treasurer– Vacant

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