England Fencing would like to pass on their sincerest condolences to the family of Barry Flood, who died on Wednesday.
Barry was instrumental in the development of fencing in the North East by establishing an elite training centre based at Durham University and bringing in Olympic head coach Laszlo Jakab from Hungary in 1996. Salle Jakab was a powerhouse of sabre fencing in the late 90s and 2000s with National sabre champions in individual or teams for over 6 years!
He co-ordinated the FIE Coup de Nord Satellite competitions as well as the sabre selection circuit U20 event at Gateshead.
Our thoughts are with his wife Lorna and son Dominic.