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About the club and coaches

Touché Fencing Club was founded by coaching couple Hilary and Baldip Sahota and has been located in Towcester for approximately 10 years. Situated at the leisure centre, our club has excellent facilities with changing rooms and showers for use of TFC members. A viewing gallery provides a safe and convenient meeting point for junior members allowing their parents/carers to see what is going on with the fencing.

Towcester Centre for Leisure

Baldip Sahota

Head Coach.
Qualified to BFA level 4 in all 3 weapons, Baldip ran and coached at several clubs before founding TFC.

A former British Fencing squad member, he is now an assessor for the BFA Coaching Schemes and runs coaching courses for both coaches and fencers in the region.

Baldip recently appointed Assistant Coach to Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing Team London 2012 and was formerly the Lead Coach to East Midlands Cadet Squad, Chef de Mision to GB Cadet Mens Foil 2009-2012.

Hilary Sahota

Assistant Head Coach.
Hilary is co-founder of TFC. Qualified to level 4 in all 3 weapons and a former British Polytechnics Champion, Hilary is actively involved in promoting fencing in schools around the region (including Beds, Bucks and Northants) attracting youngsters to the sport with 'Minifence'

Hilary is also coach to the
GB wheelchair Fencing Team
and recently accompanied the fencers on an internationl trip to Canada.
 Jacques Portal

Jacques is our assistant coach. Qualified to BFA level 2 in both Foil and Épée, Jacques is a keen fencer, competing in local, county and Open events. Jacques recently fenced for Great Britain, in France, at the Veterans European Championship.

Currently he is developing the junior section of the club with Hilary.