OUR TEAM

Building our Community of Passionate Fencers

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MARY BLACK

Founder. Coach

Mary is an FIE accedited Level 3 Epee Coach, and has been involved with fencing since 1991 - representing New Zealand many times including a World Championships and Commonwealth Championships.  She loves seeing new fencers develop confidence and tactics in the sport!


She is back competing - placing 2nd in Australian National Veteran Women's Epee in 2019.

Mary is committed to encouraging and supporting fencers grow in the sport and in the fencing community.

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KYLE NANKIVELL

Coach

Kyle has a passion for fencing, and drive to understand the details of this technical sport.

Kyle has been fencing for over 13 years, and coaching for the last 3 years.  He has attended Oceania Fencing Confederation Coaching Development courses.  

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DAVID ELDER

Coach

Dave represented New Zealand from 1978 - 1997, competing on the World Cup A Grade Epee circuit.

He was awarded an Olympic Solidarity Coaching Certificate in 1981, and is currently the President of Fencing North.  

Dave brings his vast experience to the club - sharing tricky tactics and a real understanding of the game.