The Committee

Each member of the committee has a specific role (however sometimes they cross over a little!) If you have weapon specific questions either use the contact page or talk to the weapons captains on a club night.

 

Ken McCubbin
Honorary President
Ken began fencing in 1955 and joined NFC in 1964. He soon established himself and became club captain in 1966. Apart from one small break this is a role he continued until he stepped down in 2003. Ken fenced into his 80's and after his death in 2014, in memory of his life time commitment to the club, he was named as Norfolk Fencing Club's Honorary President.
Nicola Greer
Chairman
Nicola has been fencing for roughly ten years after starting at university. She has been a member of NFC since 2010 and became chairman in 2015. On a club night she is more likely to be found chatting and socialising rather than actually fencing! At present she is taking a break from fencing completely as she is awaiting the birth of her first child. As chairman she is in charge of the overall running of the club
Mal Mather
Secretary
Mal has been fencing a very long time! As the club secretary he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day administration of the club, dealing with all enquiries related to club activities and acting as the club’s main point of contact for the purpose of liaising with the BFA and other organisations.
Catherine Asbury
Treasurer
Catherine completed a beginner course at NFC about 15 years ago and hasn't left since! She took on the role of club treasurer 5 years ago. As treasurer she is in charge of managing the club’s financial accounts. This includes managing member subscriptions, presenting audited accounts at the AGM, advising the committee on the financial management of the club and undertaking any additional financial tasks as necessary, including those associated with the Norfolk Open.
Peter Gallop
Minutes Secretary
Peter is one of the longest standing members of the committee having taken on various roles over the years. In his current role as minutes secretary he is in charge of convening committee meetings and AGMs, ensuring the timely preparation of agendas prior to these meetings and the circulation of minutes afterwards. He also ensures that accurate notes and minutes are retained in the club archives.
Andrew Sowerby
Director of Coaching
Andrew has been a full time coach since 1988. As Director of Coaching he is in charge of co-ordinating the implementation and maintenance of the club’s coaching structure, ensuring club members are updated on any relevant changes to the rules of competition and ensuring all coaches satisfy the legal / professional requirements of the sport.
John Walchester
Foil Captain
Weapons captains are in charge of ensuring a friendly and supportive club atmosphere in terms of the reception of new members and visitors, participate in the beginner’s course so as to ensure a supportive transition between the status of beginner and intermediate/novice and act as a point of contact for other clubs in relation to maintaining links to encourage sharing of experience, especially for friendly or league matches.
Mark Salway
Sabre Captain
Weapons captains are in charge of ensuring a friendly and supportive club atmosphere in terms of the reception of new members and visitors, participate in the beginner’s course so as to ensure a supportive transition between the status of beginner and intermediate/novice and act as a point of contact for other clubs in relation to maintaining links to encourage sharing of experience, especially for friendly or league matches.
Ted Hudson
Epee Captain
Ted has been fencing for a very long time! He represented GB in the 1972 Munich Olympics and he was British Epee Champion in 1973. As Epee captain he is in charge of ensuring a friendly and supportive club atmosphere for new and existing epeeists, participating in the beginner’s course so as to ensure a supportive transition between the status of beginner and intermediate/novice and acts as a point of contact for other clubs in relation to maintaining links to encourage sharing of experience, especially for friendly or league matches.
John Croxon
Disability Advisor
John is a well-travelled veteran. He took first place in the 2000 Commonwealth Championships along with a number of other top 10 places in national veteran events. He has received local awards recognising the work he has done by enabling the disabled, especially the blind and visually impaired to experience fencing.
Clarissa Hopkins
Social Media Co-ordinator
Clarissa started fencing at high school however took a ten year break from the sport only returning to it and joining NFC a few years ago. She predominantly fences foil however has recently started to learn sabre. Her role on the committee is to co-ordinate and manage the clubs social media accounts, both facebook and twitter.