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Jim Philbin - Head Coach

Jim is a qualified Fencing Master and Coaching Tutor, with many years’ experience of coaching fencers of all ages and standards from beginners to national team members.


Jim has been actively involved in fencing for most of his life, firstly as an international competitor before becoming an international referee, the GBR sabre team manager, and a coach at all 3 weapons – foil, epee and sabre.


During Jim’s international career he represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Championships.  His impressive list of honours includes Commonwealth individual and team gold medals, 5-times British Sabre Champion and, more recently, World Veterans Sabre Champion.​

Veterans World Sabre Champion