Monday, 1 November 2010

Elliott Grover joins EC coaching staff!

During October half term Elliott Grover passed the Level 1 Coaching Awards in both foil and epee.
The Eltham coaches and fencers are all very proud of his achievement and look forward to Elliott developing our fencers as he takes on his new role.

Elliott started fencing at 10 years old when fencing was re-introduced to the school and he quickly became hooked with the sport.
His pro-active attitude and high level of commitment has been an inspiration from the start and has been the secret behind the success of the teams continued development. It is fair to say that the team has grown up with Elliott.
There is probably not a single fencer or coach at Eltham who hasn’t benefitted from Elliott’s advice, whether at training or at competition.

Elliott, who is currently ranked 52nd in epee in Great Britain, has assisted with coaching the younger fencers at the school for the past 4 years and is also a level 1 epee referee and has passed 2 modules of the Journeyman Armourers award. He is now the youngest teacher on the school payroll!

Ells hasn’t forgotten that he is a fencer first; he still trains hard and competes in Cadet, Junior & Open competitions.

Pictures from the coaching course are here.

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