DEARY William


Personal Information

Residence London, ENG

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English

Higher education Computer Science - King's College London: England

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 10 in Cornwall, England.

Why this sport? "My mother always told me to try as many activities as possible to really find one I liked. I actually had to ask what fencing was as I had no idea. After it was explained to me I desperately wanted to give it a go."

Club / Team Truro Fencing Club: England

Name of coach Jon Salfield [national]

Training Regime He has three set training sessions a week, alongside gym work and extra sparring practice.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Will (Facebook profile, 05 Jul 2018)

Hobbies Paintball, playing badminton, walking his dogs on the beach. (willdeary.co.uk, 28 Oct 2017)

Hero / Idol British rower Steve Redgrave. (alumni.kcl.ac.uk, 01 Apr 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "If it is to be, it is up to me." (britishfencing.com, 09 Aug 2013)

Awards and honours In 2016 he was named Young Athlete of the Year by British Fencing. (sportspromotions.co.uk, 17 Apr 2016; britishfencing.com, 16 Apr 2016)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 27 Feb 2018; willdeary.co.uk, 28 Oct 2017)

Other information COACHING
He has worked as a coach at King's College London Fencing Club in England. (kclfencing.weebly.com, 01 Sep 2017)


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