Alexander is not only a talented athlete, but also a fencing coach. He has been coaching for three years including athletes of all abilities. This has enabled Alexander to change and improve his own ability to make vast improvements in fencing. Alexander’s results so far this year –
British Junior Championships – 8th (out of 61)
Welsh Closed – 2nd
British U23 Championships – 3 (out of 44)
Birmingham International – 23rd (out of 83)
Elite Epee Spring – 31st (out of 89)
British Senior Championships – 32nd (out of 72)
Bill Hoskgns – 31st (out of 59)
FIE, St Duji Cup, Split (Croatia, International) – 28th (out of 39)
“The GLL Sport Foundation has helped me by supporting me with gym memberships, allowing me to use their great facilities around London and Surrey. In addition, Sport Science workshops which led me to taking Sport Science at University. All of my results have shown that I have been improving and making my goals even closer.”
Alexander has had a lot of achievements during his career. Representing Great Britain at cadet level (aiming for U23 next season), Wales at Junior and Senior Level is his best to date. Alexander has been lucky enough to compete at the UK School Games many times and medalling (best one was 2012 at Excel and the Olympic Park before the Olympics was held there). The most recent achievement was in Croatia at St Duji Cup were he was lucky enough to fence the 2008 Olympic Champion twice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Tagliariol ). Also at the same competition was the 2012 Olympic Champion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%C3%A9n_Limardo ) and others going to Rio Olympics.
The season for fencing has now finished, however Alexander is still training during the summer, preparing for next season. Alexander has also been asked by GB Pentathlon to go out to their training camp, to train with and fence against their Olympic squad to prepare them for Rio. His goals for his fencing career is to keep representing Wales at the highest level and also to go to a World Cup and place well at the Euros, representing GB.
Alexander currently trains at the GLL Leisure Centre in Brixton and also in Reigate, Surrey. He also uses the membership when back home in Redhill. The training membership is very useful for athletes that travel a lot or are at University and need to train at home and during study time. We’re very happy to be supporting Alex with his fencing and training and wish him the very best of luck for next season!