Our Coaches

Andy Pavaday Lead Coach
Andy Pavaday Lead Coach

Our Lead Coach is Andy Pavaday, BFA. 

Andy is an experienced fencer and coach and is qualified to BFA level 5 (the top level) in coaching for all three weapons. He also coaches at Brixton Fencing Club, a large and successful club with a long history of developing excellent fencers. Andy is from Woolwich and still lives in SE London. He started fencing at Blackheath and was a member until 1997. He spent a year at the renowned Semmelwiess University in Hungary to achieve his Diploma.

 

 

Alan Grafton Fencing Coach
Alan Grafton Fencing Coach

 

 

Alan Grafton, BFA Level 3 foil, Level 2 Epee, Level 2 Sabre

Leads the Tuesday Adult training course and is individual coach for the Musketeers.

Andrew Nisbet Fencing Coach
Andrew Nisbet Fencing Coach

 

 

 

 

Andrew Nisbet, BFA Level 2 Foil, Level 1 Epee, is Youth Development Coordinator for the Musketeers.

 

 

Jack Fitzgerald Fencing Coach

Jack Fitzgerald Fencing Coach 

Jack Fitz-gerald, BAF Jack passed away in June 2017 aged 89 after a battle with blood cancer. He was an ex Army PT instructor and had been involved with the club for many years. He was still coaching at age of 86! He left a lasting impression on hundreds of children and adults and will be badly missed.

 

Senior fencers also assist as required

All registered coaches are DBS checked and subscribe to the Code of Practice for Club Officials Coaches and Volunteers, and the Task Descriptions for Lead Junior Coach and Assistant Junior Coach as applicable.