Congratulations to Jonathan Courtney on his appointment as a Master Armourer by the British Fencing Guild of Armourers. Jonathan was part of the weapon control team for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the promotion to Master Armourer was a just reward for all his hard work over the past six years. This is a first for Northern Ireland and indeed makes Jonathan the most highly qualified armourer on the island of Ireland. Jonathans journey to becoming Master Armourer included being part of the technical team at the following competitions;
2006 World Veterans Championship,
2006 Commonwealth Fencing Championship,
2007 – 2011 F.I.E Satellite Tournament Mens Epee,
2009 World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championship,
2009 5 Nations Championship,
2011 European Championships,
2011 Olympic Test Event,
2012 Olympic Games,
2012 Paralympic Games.
The Guild of Armourers is responsible for the development of Armourers within British Fencing and membership is open to members of NI Fencing. For further information please contact any of the armourers via their contact details on the Technical page.