By Jon Willis
Last year, after I had run a cadet competition, I overheard a fencer refer to me as ‘the man who organises competitions’. Initially, it dented my ego to think that I’m known more for running competitions than my exploits with an epee. I only retired a few years ago! However, I’m delighted to have been able to remain in fencing, to use my competitive experience to improve the standard of events in the UK and help the sport grow.