Coaching Staff

Scott Nichols, Head Coach

Coach Scott Nichols has been fencing since the late 1980’s and has several years of competitive experience. His love of sword fighting began after seeing the 1977 blockbuster movie Star Wars.

In August of 2012, Scott earned his Level 3 Foil Coach accreditation.  He is mentored by Fencing Master Claude Seguin who has had a long and illustrious career in Canadian fencing. Claude has consistently produced athletes for our national teams at the cadet, junior, and senior levels since 1991.  Scott has completed his National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and is now pursuing certification through the CSIO (Canadian Sport Institute Ontario).  The Advance Coaching Diploma program is a 2 year full–time program that is reserved for coaches who have a Level 3 accreditation.  He is on track to complete this program in the spring of 2018 and at that time will challenge for his Level 4 accreditation.

Scott is the Chair of the Domestic Development Committee for the Canadian Fencing Federation and is spear heading a national developmental program for clubs across the country.

Michelle Curran, PFC Administrator & Community Instructor

Michelle Curran is a late blooming foil fencer. She is a young at heart, mature student, who enjoys the physicality of the sport and the mental challenge.

She is also a PFC business partner, club administrator and community instructor of both fencing and archery.  She is also pursuing her Aide–Moniteur coaches designation.

Behind the desk or on the gym floor assisting with classes, Michelle is attentive to the needs of members and their families alike.

 

Doug McLean, Community Instructor

Since June 2012, Doug McLean has been overjoyed to discover that a keen veteran fencer had been lodged undiscovered beneath his golf cap and various layers of goalie equipment. His return to fencing has been enthusiastic after getting a beginner’s start in his youth and then further as a Trent University Sabre fencer in the late 1970’s.

Having gained a Community Instructor’s Certificate in the spring of 2013 and shortly after embarking upon training for an Aide–Moniteur coaches designation, Doug delights in welcoming new fencers to the sport. He is also learning the ropes of Armory work as well as he maintains and repairs club equipment. On the competitive side, Doug participates in Veteran Fencing competitions wherever and whenever possible.

Mike McGuire, Sensei

Mike started studying Jiu Jitsu at the Peterborough YMCA in 2007 under the instruction of Andy Dobie. In 2012, he happily took on the role of Assistant Instructor at the newly formed youth club. Since that time he has taken on a stronger role as Secondary Instructor in both the adult and youth clubs at the YMCA.  September 2015 saw Mike team up with the Peterborough Fencing club (PFC) and open Peterborough’s second youth club – the Peterborough Jiu Jitsu Club (PJC)   Mike continues to maintain a strong presence at the YMCA and trains regularly at Jitsu Canada weekly senior classes.

 

David “Calv” Calverley, Archery Coach

Active in coaching Traditional Archery since 2008.  Instructor Beginner and Intermediate Archery.  Coached teams to compete at the A.C.E. International Student Convention.  Archery Judge A.C.E. International Student Convention.  Archery Co-ordinator A.C.E. Regional Convention.  2008 Men’s Traditional Ontario Archery Association 3D Triathlon Winner.  2008-2014 Numerous 3D awards – Men’s Traditional.