Our Fencing Instructors

Iuliana Cocora

Iuliana Cocora

Iuliana Cocora holds the British Fencing coaching qualification at level 4 in foil, épée and sabre, and coaches adults at Wimbledon in all three weapons.

From 1997 to 2011 Iuliana was a member of the Romanian national fencing team, winning three team European Championship titles and finishing with Top 8 rankings at numerous World and European Championships. Her career highlight is an individual bronze medal at the 2005 Senior European Championships.

She holds a Master's degree in Performance and Competitive Sport, and has served as a sergeant major in CSA Steaua București, the Romanian Army's sports society and Romania's most successful club.

In addition to her role at Wimbledon, Iuliana coaches fencing and modern pentathlon at Whitgift School and a GB Coach with the GBR Athlete Development Programme.

Alan Grafton

Alan Grafton

Alan is a full-time coach who has been coaching for more than 20 years at various schools and clubs in London.

Alan currently holds the following qualifications from the British Academy of Fencing: Level 3 Foil, Level 2 Epee. And from British Fencing: Level 3 Foil, Level 2 Epee and Sabre, Wheelchair Certification.

Alan also coaches at Streatham Fencing Club and Club Des Artistes in Fulham.

Alan Grafton is the COVID Officer for Wimbledon Fencing Club. His contact details are:

  • Tel : 07752-479-103
  • E-mail : alan@thefencingclub.co.uk
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