Fencing: Saffron Walden Swords say goodbye to Gerry Doe

Gerry Doe and members of Saffron Walden Swords

Gerry Doe and members of Saffron Walden Swords - Credit: Archant

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.


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The next session starts on September 8 at 9.30am.

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