The Watford Fencing Club committee are all paying members of the club that volunteer their time to develop and run the club.
Chairman – Florent Boyer
Florent is a skilled foilist.
Treasurer – Dorota Matuszewska
Secretary – Jonathan White
He is a Foil fencer having learnt on one of our Beginners’ Courses. He won the Hertfordshire Senior Novice Foil competition in 2015.
Membership Secretary – Chris Nicholls
As membership secretary Chris is the single point of contact for new membership entries from our website, he also processes new membership applications in addition to chasing members down for their latest membership instalments!
Safeguarding & Welfare Officer, & Club Captain – Michael Lown
As safeguarding and welfare officer, Michael looks after all the members’ welfare ensuring we can fence in a safe and friendly environment. He makes sure the club meets the safeguarding standards set by British Fencing, and is also our Club Captain, organising and picking teams for matches.
Member Representative – Mike Ellis
Mike joined the committee in 2017 after a previous term as Chairman of Three Rivers Young Blades (now FCL Herts). He started fencing a few years ago on the beginners course at WFC after a successful TRYB Parents taster session!
He aims to represent the voice of the members on the WFC committee as well as representing the club with Herts Fencing Association.
Member Representative – Krysia Zalewska
Krysia joined the committee in 2015, having joined WFC in 2014. She is a foil fencer and as a Member Representative on the committee and brings the views of the members to the committee, to ensure that they have a voice when decisions are made.
Member Representative – Harry Neville
Harry joined WFC on the Beginners’ Course at the end of 2016 and fences foil. He joined the committee as a members rep in July 2017 and helps to bring the views of the members to the committee with particular focus on newer members at the club.
Member Representative – Liz Webster
Liz joined WFC on the Beginners’s Course in 2013 and became part of the committee in 2016 as a member rep and will soon be taking over as Membership Secretary. She is a Sabre fencer and always on the lookout for people to come and give this awesome weapon a try.
Press Officer – Hefin Rhys
Hefin Joined the committee in 2016 after having joined WFC in 2014. He is a foil fencer and as Press Officer is responsible for publicising the activity of the club. He is also the point of contact between WFC and any press outlets.