Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Coach
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 11.
Club / Team Camden Fencing Club: London, ENG
Name of coach Jon Salfield [national]
Training Regime He has three set training sessions a week, as well as gym work and extra sparring practice.
Nicknames JJ (pianetascherma.com, 07 Jun 2018)
Hobbies Playing golf. (britishfencing.com, 01 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Use what you've got to the full and don't be scared to own your training." (britishfencing.com, 01 Apr 2015)
Ambitions To qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (pianetascherma.com, 23 Jun 2018)
Other information FUNDING TROUBLES
Following funding cuts to fencing in the UK following the 2016 Olympic Games, he and his teammates in the British senior national squad were forced to start organising their own training and get part-time jobs. "We were left in a position where everyone didn't really know what was going on, and everyone was a bit confused about our future as a sport. But as a group of guys, we sat down and decided that we still want to make it work, we still want to make our dreams a reality. A lot of us have got jobs on the side just to afford the competitions and outside of our jobs we are just arranging training sessions when we can. We're just trying to make the best of a bad situation really." (pianetascherma.com, 23 Jun 2018)
He works as a senior coach for the Diamond Blade Fencing Club in London, England. (Instagram profile, 07 Jul 2018)
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