Coaching

Crawley Sword Club has a strong coaching team who work at the club and coach in all three weapons (foil, épée and sabre).

Ian Lichfield

Ian is a current Athlete Development Coach (ADP) for British Fencing, Ian is responsible for coaching Great Britain’s cadet and junior epee team, supporting them in World Cups across Europe. He is also Projects and Programmes Manager for British Fencing and is lead coach at Redhill and Reigate Epee Club, Crawley’s sister club. 

Maciej Pulaczewski

Maciej has specialised in coaching sabre for several years in clubs on the South Coast.

Dave Buist

Dave is a level 2 certified coach, specialising in epee. He has extensive experience, coaching at training camps across Europe. Having previously been in the GB epee team, Dave has built up years of fencing knowledge making him a great asset to the coaching team. 

Luke Deamer

Luke is a level 2 certified coach, specialising in foil. He is also an FIE certified foil referee, refereeing across Europe and educating / examining referees. He has fenced in the GB U17 team, including the European championships.

Euan Deamer

Euan is a level 2 certified coach, specialising in foil. He has a history of coaching fencers from beginner to national level. As a previous member of the GB U17 and U20 Team, Euan is translating his fencing experience into coaching.

Tim Buzwell

Tim is a level 2 certified coach, specialising in epee. He is a member of the Veteran GB team and competes regularly bringing a wealth of knowledge to Crawley’s fencers.