Club Committee

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 joined the committee in 2011 and, after becoming our Chairman in 2017, is responsible for the smooth running and development of the club.

Florent is a skilled foilist.

Treasurer – Dorota Matuszewska

Dorota joined the committee in 2016. Dorota is not a fencer but has been a regular at the club since 2014, bringing her son since 2014.  Her son is a keen épéist and a foilist from time to time.
Dorota is responsible for all financial matters.
Secretary – Jonathan White

Jonathan joined the committee in 2015, and is the person to speak to in regards to most things within the club, if he does not know, he will know who to point you in the direction of.

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

Chris joined the committee in 2015.

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.