Our exec are all current students of the University of Warwick and are elected annually by the members as per our constitution, which can be found here.

John Wilson


Returning for my second (non-consecutive) year as President, I previously served on the exec as a Physics undergrad at Warwick 2015-2018. I couldn't stay away too long though and came back to do a degree apprenticeship in Software Engineering in 2019. A sabreur through and through, I have been fencing for 13 years.

Lera Smith

Social Secretary/Welfare Officer

Hi there! My name is Lera Smith, I am the Social Secretary and Welfare Officer. I am in my third year at Warwick as an English literature student and joined the club at the start of my second year. My job is to organise the social events, ensure that everyone feels welcome at the club and answer questions from members in relation to their well-being. This year my goal is to guarantee that the club remains dynamic and open to all as well as maintaining cohesion between experienced fencers and novices.

Damian Mikolajczak

Equipment Officer

Hi, I'm Damian studying Mechanical Engineering and I am your Equipment Officer!

I was always interested in swordfighting and I have practiced HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) before I came to uni. At the University, I joined the fencing club and instantly fell in love with the sport! As the equipment officer I am responsible for the club's inventory and I will be your first point of contact when you need to borrow equipment.

Ellie Parmar

Women's 1st Team Captain

Hi! I’m Ellie, women’s team captain, and I’m a second year classics student. I started fencing when I was 9, and I’ve since competed internationally at cadet and junior levels. As women’s team captain, I look forward to meeting beginners and experienced fencers alike, and I’d love to encourage members to compete in BUCS events.

Benjamin Udrzal

Men's 1st Team Captain

Hey, I’m Ben and I’m a second year Maths student. I’ve been fencing for about 12 years so I’d like to think I’m pretty ok at it by now. Just here to make some friends and have a laugh.

All of us here on the exec of Warwick University Fencing Club are happy to answer any questions you may have about the club, for example regarding equipment, training or our BUCS teams.

Anne Kaknena


Hi! This is my first year as an exec member and I am very excited to be this year’s Vice-President. I've been fencing only for a year and I definitely prefer sabre from all the weapons. However, the fencing club is more than just a sports club for me - it's like home away from home (especially because I met someone from my country, so I got to speak my language). Other than an enthusiastic fencing club member, I am also a second year MMORSE student. If you have any questions or just want to speak to someone, I'm more than happy to help!

Charles Cox

Treasurer/COVID-19 Officer

Hey, I'm Charles, the Treasurer of our esteemed fencing club. I started fencing when I came to uni a couple of years ago, and now I really love the sport. If the club ran out of money, it would inconvenience me greatly, so I decided to run for Treasurer and make sure that that doesn't happen with my fiscal genius. 👍




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