Our Coaches

We have decades of experience spread amongst our coaching team. We also encourage our younger members with experience pass on their knowledge to beginners and new fencers.

Simon Gibson

Simon joined Hutt Valley Fencing Club in 2018 as a way to get fit and lose weight following a break from fencing of 25 years. During the break he was a corporate trainer at many Fortune 500 companies in Japan. In 2020 he restarted coaching, attending UFC8 in Melbourne, learning a great deal from Italian … Continue reading Simon Gibson

Winter Johnson (Junior Coach – Foil, Epee)

My name is Winter and I have been fencing at HVFC for about 6 years. I will turn 16 this year in September and I also gained my Level 0 coaching accreditation in October last year. I love the sport of fencing and fence both foil and sabre competitively.