Worcester Fencing Club
The Heart of Massachusetts
 Worcester Fencing Clubthe heart of massachusetts

Worcester Fencing Club Coaches and Staff

Syd Fadner
Owner, Head Coach

Syd comes to the WFC with over 27 years experience as head coach of the Boston College Varsity Fencing Team, which she led to multiple New England Collegiate Championships.  Instrumental in the early growth of the Boston Fencing Club to one of the largest clubs in the U.S., Fadner is a former chair of the New England Division and member of the NCAA Northeast Regional Committee.  Primarily a foilist, her long competitive career includes national finals in all three weapons.

Coach Fadner is available for private lessons by prior arrangement weekday and Saturday Afternoons.

Bill Shipman

Brandeis fencing head coach for over 30 years, Shipman is an accredited fencing master. Selected seven times as a coach for the US Olympic Festival, Shipman was honored as the United States Fencing Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1994.

Coach Shipman will be available for private lessons by prior arrangement

David C. Brown


Head Coach of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fencing team since the early 80's, Coach Brown is a USFCA certified Prevot d'Armes.  Brown began his coaching career in Great Britain, and prior to coming to WPI was an assistant coach at Ohio State University.

He is available by appointment  for private lessons in all three weapons.

David Snell
Club Armorer

David is responsible for the care and upkeep of club equipment and facilities.  He is also available to repair personal fencing equipment.

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