Summer Training Camp 2017

Monday July 31st to Saturday August 5th.
The Camp

The 2017 Truro Fencing Club Summer Training Camp will take place between Monday July 31st & Saturday August 5th.

All facilities for training, accommodation & catering are on-site at Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH. The camp caters for sabre, foil and epee.

The camp is suitable for all ages and abilities except for absolute beginners.

Enrol by March 31st 2017 & receive a £25 discount

Lunch, water, sports drinks and energy snacks are all included in the cost of training. Dinner or Dinner/ B&B is available – please see the attached form.

The Coaches

The Truro Fencing Club Summer Camp has a top-class coaching and support team in all three weapons to help prepare athletes for the forthcoming fencing season.

Jon Salfield – Course Manager

Jon is Head Coach at Truro Fencing Club and leads the club’s High Performance Programme. Jon has coached at numerous Senior World and European Championships, and the 2012 London Olympic Games, and has produced World Cup and World Championship finalists at Cadet and Junior Sabre.

Peter Frohlich

Peter is one of the world’s most respected sabre coaches. As well as GB Olympic Sabre Coach in 1992, 1996, 2000 & 2008, Peter was the national coach of Hungary in the 1980s, and has coached senior World and Olympic medallists.

Alex Agrenich

Alex began fencing epee in his home town Moscow aged 10 and after a successful international career moved
into coaching. He has been full-time coach with Haverstock Epee club since 1999 and is a former Great Britain national coach.  Alex has produced outstanding results at all levels.

Rob Bruniges

Rob is a triple Olympian and former Junior World Foil Champion, renowned for his flair and unconventional style. Formerly foil coach at Truro, Rob brings his extensive experience of world-level foil and epee fencing to the coaching team.

Balazs Kurucz

Balazs is Lead Sabre Coach at Truro Fencing Club. Formerly sabre coach at Godollo Club in Hungary, (winners of the 2012 Hungarian Team Championships) and coach to Junior World Championship team gold medallists & many top fencers.

Chris Buxton

Chris is a 3-times GB sabre champion & former Lead Sabre Coach at Truro Fencing Club, now head coach at Guernsey’s Elizabeth College. Chris has produced European youth medalists and coached the GB team at Worlds & Europeans.

Nikolai Dinev

Nikolai is a sabre coach at Truro Fencing Club. Nikolai was previously a coach at the Etropolski Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Bulgarian Assistant National Sabre Coach. His pupils in Bulgaria have won many medals on the European Youth International Circuit, and he has coached the Bulgarian national team at Junior and Senior World Cup level.

Hannah Bryars

Hannah has been a competitive foil fencer for 22 years, and is current British national champion. She has been a member of the British team numerous times at world championships at cadet, junior and senior level. Hannah has had coaching experience since 2005.

Steve Petrie

Steve is a certified strength and conditioning coach and works closely with the TFC High Performance programme. Steve sets and leads all the Strength and Conditioning training of the club’s elite fencers, and has wide experience at professional level in many sports.

Included In Your Fee
  • At least 3 individual lessons with top -class coaches
  • Footwork training
  • Technical and tactical training
  • Sparring & Competitions
  • Fitness training, including CV, core, interval, flexibility, circuit training and other aspects of your fitness
  • Sessions with expert support staff in the fields of strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and other sports sciences
  • Extra evening fencing sessions at Truro Fencing Club
  • A TFC Summer Camp Tee Shirt
  • Daily sports drinks, water, energy snacks and lunch
  • 6 nights accommodation (Starting Sunday 30th July) in comfortable, fully equipped accommodation
  • Full buffet breakfast on site
  • Dinner on site every evening
  • A mid-week leisure trip
  • Dinner is available for non-residents at an extra charge

Bookings are made on a first come first served basis. Enquiries and mailing address for enrolment forms & cheques:

Club Manager
Cornwall Fencing Centre
Truro School
Trennick Lane

T: 07532 310382

Enrolment & Payment

The TFC Summer Camp is now full, and enrolments are no longer being accepted


General Checklist

In addition to your normal clothing, please bring:

  • Full Fencing Kit (mask, jacket, plastron, breeches, glove, socks, fencing shoes or trainers, working weapons, wires and lame)
  • Kit hire available – book ahead!
  • Outdoor running shoes
  • At least 2 towels
  • Lots of tee-shirts
  • Running shorts
  • Beach and swim-wear; Sun-cream
Resident’s Checklist
  • Toiletries (none provided on-site)
  • There is a laundry room for residents and a common room with pool table, TV, DVD player and stereo system. Bring your DVDs, CDs and games consoles etc!
  • Under 18s will be chaperoned in the accommodation block by qualified staff