Coach : Kevin Nelson

Qualifications : BAF Level 3 Epee, Foil and Sabre, First Aid, scUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Enhanced CRB Checked, BDFA Coaching Disabled Fencers.

Kevin learned to fence at Cotswold Fencing Club, more than 25 years ago, taking up fencing to keep fit. Starting by fencing foil and was a social fencer for many years. Eventually he moved onto sabre and then started competing.
Kevin started his coaching career at Cotswold Fencing Club in July 2006. He trained at the British Academy to coach foil, sabre,and epee, and has passed level 3 in all three weapons. He took over as Chairman of Cotswold Fencing Club in December 2009. In January 2015 he decided to open a club in Tewkesbury, which is Cotswold Cutlass Fencing Club, which is currently running as a satelitte club of Cotswold Fencing Club.

He also coaches at Dean Close School, Cheltenham Ladies College, Sherston Primary School, Berkhampstead Preparatory School, St Francis Primary School, Kings School Worcester, and Salle Hunt-Roeder in Bristol. Kevin has attended a number of inclusion based courses including the British Disabled Fencing Associations "Coaching Disabled Fencers".

  Kevin has been a full time professional fencing coach from September 2014, coaching under the trading name of Cotswold Cutlass.

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