Managing Committee

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

Blackheath Fencing Club Committee Roles 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, have been vacant since 2012 with the passing of Life President Jack Gillett who was a founder member and Club Secretary for many years.

At the 2022 AGM Tony Nickson was elected President in recognition of his six years dedicated service despite suffering a stroke one month after his election to Chairman in 2016. He played a key role in steering the club through the Covid19 era and restarting so strongly in 2021. Andrew Nisbet was elected Vice-President after leading the club variously as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chairman, Armourer and Coach over 15 years.

The MC was last elected at the AGM on 8th March 2022 and comprises:

*All email addresses are

Chairman – Khurshid Khan  (chairman@)*
Club Secretary – Henry Fazakerley (secretary@)
Assistant Secretary – Membership – Rob Baxter
Club Treasurer – Manuel Capelo (treasurer@)
Assistant Treasurer – Alexander Vandenbroucke
Welfare Officer – Vacant from Oct21 (welfare@)
Musketeers Parents Rep – Tania Dyson (parentsrep@)
Competition Secretary – Dean Keigan (compsec@)
Social Secretary – Ester Balint (social@)

Non-voting posts:
Armourers – Andrew Nisbet, Dean Keigan, Frank Baxter can also assist
Marketing Advisor – Ester Balint

Non-Committee posts:

Social Media Coordinator – Bart Miko
Website and IT Support – Andrew Nisbet

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