Our head coach is Neil Young, who has over 30 years of local and international experience in fencing. He has been coaching since 1994, and has trained, fenced and refereed in Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Germany and the USA. He coached the NZ Foil team at the 2018 Commonwealth Championships and has also led NZ to gold at the Oceania Fencing Championships in both team and individual events. He coaches several current and past New Zealand Team representatives, and national and Oceania champions.
He is an accredited Oceania Fencing Masters Association Level 2/FIE Level 3 coach.
Our other primary coach is Vicky Fan. She is a certified OFMA Level 1 coach and has represented NZ several times as an individual and also as part of the NZ Team at multiple Commonwealth Fencing Championships. She has trained in NZ, Hong Kong and Hungary. Vicky has been fencing since high school and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Ruby Chan is one of our junior coaches who helps with beginners and leads footwork and warm ups often. She is a current national champion and is an extremely competent fencer with an outstanding work ethic. She inspires all of our fencers to work hard and excel. She has an outstanding understanding of fencing which she uses to help her clubmates. She started fencing in Hong Kong and has continued to improve under the guidance of Coach Neil.