Julian Smith: Head Coach
Julian first picked up a sword as a part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme while at High School. It was when he was at university that he began to train for competition. Firstly with Wagga’s Tony Dominguez and then later in Sydney with Italian Master Angelo Santangelo. He is an accredited fencing coach and has begun to compete again after a 15 year lay-off.
Kim Manton: Assistant Coach
Started fencing in 2004 as a new experience to try and promptly fell in love with the sport.
2007 ACTFA Canberra Tournament, Novice Women's' Foil, 3rd.
2008 NSW Fencing Women's Novice of the Year; ACTFA Canberra Tournament, Novice Women's' Foil, 3rd
2009 Riverina Fencing Championships, Open Women's' Foil, 2nd
2010 ACTFA Canberra Tournament, Open Women's Sabre, 1st; Riverina Fencing Championship, Open Womens' Foil, 1st Open Women's' Sabre, 1st
2011 ACTFA Canberra Tournament, Open Women's' Sabre, 3rd
2012 Riverina Fencing Championship, Open Women's' Sabre, 3rd
Lily Smith: Official photographer (and Julian's daughter)
When Lily was 5 she wanted to be a musketeer when she grew up. Now she is old enough to take lessons, and has a medal from the 2014 Riverina C'ships in the under 9's. She can be counted on to take lots of photos at competitions.