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Matthew has trained with Ziemek from the age of nine and represents ZFW and Great Britain internationally. He understands the time, energy and dedication needed to become a top competitor and is keen to share his passion for the sport.


Matthew is a British Fencing qualified coach (Level Two), a BF qualified referee (Level 2) and holds child safeguarding and first aid qualifications. He also has a valid DBS (police check). He works with individuals and school groups and is an able competition coach.


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Some of Matthew’s competition highlights:

  • Member of GB Senior, Junior and Cadet foil squads; Senior squad debut at the FIE Prince Takamado Senior World Cup, Tokyo, 2019

  • Bronze Medal, FIE Junior World Cup, Guatemala City, 2019

  • Silver Medal, British Junior National Championships, 2018

  • British Youth Champion, Gold Medal, 2016

  • Public Schools Fencing Competition, Mount-Haes Champion, Gold Medal, 2014

  • England Youth Champion; repeat winner of the Leon Paul Junior Series

  • 2020 Junior European Championships, Croatia and 2020 Junior World Championships, USA, qualified outright for the individual and team events