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The ESC Ltd. Team : Phil & Meg Shepherd-Foster

Our Head Coach Phil Shepherd-Foster (30) is originally from South Wales. He and his wife, Meg Shepherd-Foster (31), moved to Maidstone in 2011 and set up, ‘Elite Sabre Coaching Limited’.

Having previously operated as ‘Ddraig Wern Fencing’ in South Wales from 2006-2011 which won the ‘Roaring Dragon’ award in 2010, they have been successfully running fencing sessions in schools and leisure centres around Kent and the South East since they moved and in 2013.

Phil trained under Dr. Laszlo Szepesi in Hungary - one of the best coaches in the world and arguably the most qualified coach educator alive- as well as studying under the British Acacedmy of Fencing and British Fencing Association systems. He was a qualified science teacher before switching to full time coaching and uses his experience of teaching in the classroom to help manage, structure and discipline his classes. He feels that, “the hallmark of a great coach is one that never stops aspiring to develop and improve himself and his students” and regularly attends additional workshops such as those run by ScUK.  

Meg has over 25 years of experience fencing and is trained to coach in all three weapons. Epee is her speciality and the weapon in which she represented Great Britain in 1998 and 2001. She won a ‘Local Hero’ award in 2009 after being nominated by her students and is a trained English Teacher, EFL Teacher and aspiring Author and Photographer.



PHIL AND MEG WITH THE VICTORIOUS SOUTH EAST REGION TEAM AT THE WINTON CUP, 2013 (ABOVE)

PHIL WITH MEGAN BEDDOE WHO WON A LOCAL AWARD FOR HER FENCING SUCCESS AND IS NOW A LEVEL 5 COACH, HAVING BEEN INSPIRED TO TRAIN IN HUNGARY FOR HER COACHING DIPLOMA. (RIGHT)

MEG RECEIVES HER AWARD FROM RADIO SIR GAR IN 2010 FOR BEING A LOCAL, ‘SPORTING HERO’. (BOTTOM LEFT)

PHIL AND MEG ARE PRESENTED WITH A BRONZE AWARD IN 2013 BY PETER SMITH OF ENGLAND FENCING FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SPORT OF FENCING. (BOTTOM RIGHT)




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