Mike O'DonnellChairman & Trustee
As a Trustee, I am keen to get everyone fencing whether they be young or old. I'd love for WFFC to have both vibrant adult AND junior sections. As a youth club, WFFC is one of the most successful clubs in the UK and I'm committed to keeping WFFC as one of the best fencing clubs in the country.
With the addition of our own building in 2016, WFFC has a very exciting time ahead of it as we move into the new venue, open more nights per week and grow our membership.
Whether fencers are in it to keep fit or challenge to be Scottish or British Champion, WFFC is one of the very best clubs in the UK in which to learn the skills and train as often as they like.
David is one of the clubs founding members and one of our more active fencing parents, he is a qualified coach and referee.
He regularly works with Scottish and British Fencing refereeing at various competitions around the country, he helps with all aspects of running the club.
I have been involved in fencing for 26 years and have previously been on the board and the executive committee of Scottish Fencing.
Was a competitive fencer who represented Scotland many times and reached Commonwealth level captaining the ladies epee team in Canada and Kuala Lumpur. Took a break to have a family and have recently started to compete at veterans level. I won the age group gold medal in the Commonwealth veterans in 2014 and qualified for the Veterans World Championships last year. Currently the veteran ladies epee captain for Scotland.
I am a Physiotherapist and a fencing mum too.
I am the newest member of the board, I have a long association with WFFC since I was a young teenager and have seen the success of the club throughout that time, I hope to contribute to that on going success as we enter an exciting period of having our own home.