European Week of Sport - Laura's Story...

At Scottish Fencing, we are incredibly proud of the work being done by our member clubs to give people the opportunity to try our amazing sport. Clubs are the beating heart of our sport, and we are constantly in awe of the effort being given on a daily basis by the Club Leaders, Coaches and Volunteers. Below is an example of how one of these clubs has made a huge impact on someone’s life…

Laura Jamieson is originally from Aberdeen and has settled in Glasgow. Having fenced for a few years, she felt there was a gap for a new club that focused on beginners – children and adults. She founded Braveheart Fencing Club in 2014.

 

“I wanted to start a club that created a supportive environment for beginners and allowed them to progress at their own pace. At Braveheart FC, our coaches pay a lot of attention to adult beginners.”

 

Laura was looking for a venue to run the club from and, after viewing “every church hall in Glasgow”, settled on a facility in Maryhill.

 

“This facility is not in a typical location for a fencing club. However, it is accessible, close to bus and train links and means we can keep the costs low for our members and the local community.”

 

Laura loves coaching and gets huge enjoyment from working in local schools. Her coaching philosophy is focused on fun, and helping beginners of all ages to enjoy our amazing sport.

 

"Starting Braveheart FC has improved my fencing and my confidence and even my diet. I love coaching and fencing is my life!”

 

Braveheart FC is a fantastic example of a club that serves their local community, opening their doors to anyone – regardless of age or ability – who would like to try fencing. For more information on your local fencing club, contact Scottish Fencing Club Development Manager, Blair Cremin, at blair.cremin@scottish-fencing.com.