MEET THE EXEC

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.

277235430_2069581526555565_8139866319159985098_n.jpg

Anne Kaknena

President

she/her

Hi! This is my third year as an exec member, and I am very excited to be this year’s President. I've been fencing for as long as I have been in this university, and I certainly 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. Other than an enthusiastic fencing club member, I am also a third year MMORSE student. If you have any questions or just want to speak to someone, I'm more than happy to help! My goal is to make sure that everyone feels welcome and included this year and all the years after!

IMG_2612.jpg

Sophie Rayment

Vice-President/Social Secretary

she/her

Hiya, I’m Sophie, a first year English and Theatre student here at Warwick. I’ve been fencing sabre for over 11 years; competing on the national and international circuit. I’m so excited to be on the Warwick Fencing Exec again, this time as Vice-President and Social Secretary. I can't wait to organise and run some great socials with Francis and manage communication with  our lovely members.

276147462_953309028711450_7013808883693358533_n.jpg

Evan Little

Treasurer/Novice Representative/COVID-19 Officer

he/him

Hi, I’m Evan, a 2nd year Maths student, and returning Treasurer from last year. I’ve greatly enjoyed being part of, and helping run the club over the last year, so want to see it thrive and make sure everyone can enjoy fencing as much as I do. Starting with Foil about 7 years ago, I’ve recently moved into coaching and have enjoyed coaching our novices and experienced fencers throughout this year. I’ve also started to pick up some Sabre, something that I intend to develop through next year.

277455040_750402832608574_3233242893941243496_n.jpg

Ellie Parmar

Women's 1st Team Captain

she/her

Hi! I’m Ellie, a final year Classics undergrad. I’m an epeeist, and I’ve been fencing for about 11 years, during which I’ve competed internationally for the country. This year I’m looking forward to getting people involved in some BUCs matches, and my goal is for people to be excited about fencing in the team, whether they’re beginners or experienced fencers.

Image by Simone Secci

Matthew Hall

Men's 1st Team Captain

he/him

Hey, I'm Matt, a second year PPE student. I have been fencing foil since I was 11 years old and have competed nationally. Since joining Warwick I have enjoyed fencing sabre and epée too. I'm excited to compete in BUCS this year and assemble a kind and motivated team.

277292278_450290490218279_4254188110235593172_n.jpg

Selina Chan

Welfare and Diversity and Outreach Officer

she/her

Hi I'm Selina, I'm a second year PhD student studying Life Sciences. I started fencing this academic year and enjoy sabre the most. As the Welfare and DAO Officer my goal this year is to make sure the club continues to be a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members.

277454047_3240503872940894_1024754306581087789_n.jpg

Francis Butterworth

Social Secretary

he/him

I am a first year engineering student. I've been fencing for about 5 years in foil. I've always loved fencing and I hope that I can bring that enthusiasm to my role as social sec. I hope to continue the fun and safe environment already permeates the fencing community at Warwick

275967163_545679850165275_4168933743971595460_n.jpg

Casper Hawkins

Competitions' Officer

he/him

Hello, I'm Casper, and I am a Theatre and Performance student who has been fencing (primarily foil) for over 8 years. I love the competitive aspect of fencing and am hoping to create a fun environment for everyone as we travel to competitions across the country. I enjoy being a member of this club and am looking forward to helping as part of the exec for this year.

277976156_359522296102764_4790254584315784660_n.jpg

John Wilson

Armourer 

he/him

Hey there! I'm John, a degree apprentice studying software engineering. Going into the final year of my second 4-year degree at Warwick, this is my 6th year on the club's exec and a return to my first role as armourer. I've been fencing sabre for 15 years, and since joining this club I've slowly branched out to learn armoury, become a British Fencing University Fencing Officer, a coach (ITCF & L2 sabre), and a referee (also L2 sabre). I've been fortunate enough to see this club go from strength to strength over the years, and I'm looking forward to finishing my time here on a high.

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.

Image by Simone Secci

Louis Tassin de Nonneville

Equipment Officer

he/him