Tomorrows Achievers

Tomorrows Achievers is the name of England Fencing’s youth development section created in 2005 as part of the England Fencing Youth Programme by the late Matthew Thompson , the then Youth Director Of England Fencing – a programme which he ran until a few weeks before his death in 2013. As Youth Director, Matthew was the strategic lead behind the reshaping of England Fencing’s youth championships and Tomorrows Achievers is very much one of his legacies

Training sessions cover all aspects of fencing, including warm-up, fitness, footwork, and bladework. Entry to Tomorrows Achievers is by invitation, but any Fencer between the ages of 10 and 14 can attend one Foil or Epee evaluation session, and fencers up to the age of 17 may be considered in special circumstances.

Tomorrows Achievers sessions are not suitable for beginners, and the fencers who will benefit most are those who have been fencing for a year or two, have competed successfully in a number of competitions, and aspire to compete at national and international standard.

If you would like to participate in this programme please e-mail Peter James at for further information, or visit the Tomorrows Achievers website by clicking here: .

Training sessions are held at Rye St Anthony School, Pullen’s Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BY from 09.45 – 16.00 on the following dates:

9th September 2017

7th October 2017

18th November 2017

2nd December 2017

27th January 2018

10th February 2018

17th March 2018

28th April 2018

26th May 2018

2nd June 2018

23rd June 2018