Our Committee 2018/19

Club Captain: Kristof Bartha
Role: As the Club Captain, my job is to create a great fencing experience for all the club members. I do this with the help of my committee and with the aid of the Athletics Union.
Best way to contact me: Message me on fb or say hi in person
Degree: MEng Chemical Engineering 4th Year
Weapon of Choice: Épée
Favourite Food/Drink : Coffee and committee members missing their deadlines
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Most likely to be found in: Barnes Wallis in the morning, on the piste in the evening.
Favourite club/fencing moment: Hosting the summer BBQ for the club and seeing everybody having fun!
Best #purpleandproud moment: Winning the BUCS league with the Men’s Team!!

 

 

Treasurer: Kieran Jones
Role: My main job is to make sure that the club can stay running, by collecting money and paying bills. I’m also in charge of paying for improvements and equipment, so if you have any suggestions, want to ask anything or for any other reason, just say hi!
Best way to contact me: Facebook message, or find me at training.
Degree: MMATH Mathematics, 4th year.
Weapon of Choice: Sabre!
Favourite food: I’ll never say no to chocolate.
Hometown: Warrington, UK
Most likely to be found in: In the library, at training or arguing with Amin about his budget.
Favourite club moment: Helping with John the coach and convincing so many beginners to choose sabre.
Best #purpleandproud moment: Seeing everyone go to the Christie Cup in Liverpool and having a day out with the club.

 

Women’s Captain: Chiara Marcora
Role: I am responsible of the women’s team development and performance.
Best way to contact me: Facebook message (@Chiara Marcora)
Degree: MEng Materials Science and Engineering
Weapon of Choice: Sabre <3
Favourite food: My mum’s lasagne
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Most likely to be found in: Anywhere in the North Campus
Favourite club moment: Scotland club trip & competitions
Best #purpleandproud moment: Shooting the advert for PlayerLayer

 

Men’s Team Captain: Claudio Fortichiari
Role: My job is to effectively manage the men’s team, this entails getting to matches, making sure team members attend training and more importantly, deciding who’s on the team. If you have any questions about joining the team or how to improve, I’m here to help!
Best way to contact me: Facebook is usually a good shout
Degree: MEng Materials Science and Engineering
Weapon of Choice: Foil
Favourite food: Other teams in the BUCS league
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Most likely to be found in: my flat or wandering the various uni buildings in search of a computer
Favourite club moment: BUCS Individuals
Best #purpleandproud moment: Representing the University of Manchester Men’s fencing team

 

 

Beginner’s Secretary and Joint Social Secretary: Nathaniel Tallis-Lock
Role: I’m here to help newcomers get into fencing, like I did only a few months ago! Come to me with questions, concerns or feedback relating to your experience as a new fencer and I’ll do what I can to make sure your experience with UoM Fencing club is a great one. I’m also working with Ameen as Social Secretary to ensure you have a good time with or without a sword in your hand!
Best way to contact me: Facebook message, or just come up and say hi.
Degree: BA French and Linguistics
Weapon of Choice: Épée
Favourite food: Fish and seafood
Hometown: London, UK
Most likely to be found in: Harassing the club to sing karaoke on a Tuesday night
Favourite club moment: Coming third in my first club-wide épée tournament
Best #purpleandproud moment: Wearing a purple suit to our AGM dinner

 

 

Master Armourer:  Amin Namjoynik
Role: As the armoury elder, my responsibility is training the armoury guild into worthy craftsmen. Also, if I am around, feel free to ask me to fix your weapons.
Best way to contact me: DM me on facebook
Degree: Biochemistry (3rd year)
Weapon of Choice: Sabre
Favourite food: Shashlik for the body and Praises for the soul
Hometown: Born and raised in Tehran, shaped in Manchester
Most likely to be found in: Stopford Building or buried under books in the library
Favourite club/fencing moment: Every time treasurer gives in to my expensive demands
Best #purpleandproud moment: There isn’t just one particular moment that I like the most; everything the club does makes me proud 🙂

 

Armourer/Health and Safety/Wellbeing: Morgan Parker
Role: My role is to help keep the fencing kit in working order, to make sure the club remains a safe environment and everyone’s health is prioritised. And, to make sure everyone is happy and feels welcome in the club. So, if anything is broken, or something seems unsafe, or perhaps someone wants to talk about something confidentially, just find me around the club and I’ll be happy to help however I can.
Best way to contact me: Either via Facebook or just come talk to me at the club
Degree: Physics 3rd year
Weapon of Choice: Sabre
Favourite food: Grapes
Hometown: Carmarthen, Wales
Most likely to be found in: Simon computer cluster or in Schuster
Favourite club/fencing moment: Going to Stirling fencing competition
Best #purpleandproud moment: Winning the league in 1st year

 

 

Social Secretary:  Ameen Abdelbagi
Role: 
Nathaniel and I ensure everyone has a good time and feel involved in the community. We are always open to suggestions. 🙂
Best way to contact me: 
Facebook messenger, WhatsApp or in person.
Degree:
MEng Chemical Engineering 2nd Year
Weapon of Choice:
Épée
Favourite food: 
I can’t decide, maybe cheese?
Hometown:
Khartoum, Sudan
Most likely to be found in:
Oxford Road, Ali G, training sessions and around North Campus.
Favourite club/fencing moment: 
my first Sandbar social
Best #purpleandproud moment:
taking part in the Christie championships on my first year.

 

Kit Secretary: Mohamed AlMutawa
Role: Keeping count of kit. Keeping kit clean. Keeping kit safe. Most importantly, being able to lock kit lockers.
Best way to contact me: 
Facebook message
Degree:
International Business, Finance and Economics (2nd Year)
Weapon of Choice:
Épée
Favourite food: 
Spicy food and soup
Hometown:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Most likely to be found in:
Not sure myself
Favourite club/fencing moment: 
Stirling trip, specifically where we played hide and seek <3

 

 

Technology Secretary: Octavian Taranu-Toma
Role: Dealing with the society website and also with anything that is related to a technological improvement
Best way to contact me: 
Facebook message or email
Degree: Computer Science (3rd Year)
Weapon of Choice:
Sabre 🙂
Favourite food:
Olives and cheese
Hometown:
Bacau, Romania
Most likely to be found in:
Kilburn Builing (next to Uni Place)
Favourite club/fencing moment: Going karaoke after a good fencing session haha
Best #purpleandproud moment:
Doing the Manchester 10k run with all the other students