Fencing: Saffron Walden Swords say goodbye to Gerry Doe

PUBLISHED: 11:31 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 25 July 2018

Gerry Doe and members of Saffron Walden Swords

Gerry Doe and members of Saffron Walden Swords


Saffron Walden Swords fencing club bid a fond farewell to senior coach and co-founder Gerry Doe, who retired recently.

Doe formed the club with local coach Fiona Turnbull in 2009 with the help of an £8,000 grant from Sport England.

And he was thanked by members past and present for introducing a generation of young people to the sport in the town.

Saffron Walden Swords is a relaxed and friendly community sports club with members ranging from novices to experienced fencers.

It is primarily a foil club with some members fencing sabre and epée and the club continues to fence on Saturday mornings at Saffron Walden County High school gymn.

The next session starts on September 8 at 9.30am.

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