Who Are We?
Team Melia started in 2007 as a family run business based in Birmingham;
with Lynne, Jamie and Rhys all offering top quality coaching in schools and
running club and squad training. Other young aspiring coaches came to work
with us, and having trained and qualified, stayed a while to gain experience
before moving on to start their own clubs.
In 2010, Lynne began coaching in Monmouth, and as Jamie and Rhys moved on -
Jamie to other avenues, and Rhys first to training full time, and then
coaching in Hertfordshire at PDFA – that is where the focus has remained.
Through our work in the West Midlands and Wales, we have coached many children,
young people and adults, also working for a time with the BDFA, coaching
wheelchair fencing. We have helped people who would never have thought of
fencing access the sport, aspire to succeed and achieve their potential,
with Welsh and GB champions at all age groups, and representation in Welsh,
English, Irish, Northern Irish and GBR teams.
As well as coaching fencers aged 7 and up, providing a fun and exciting
programme of physical literacy, footwork, technical learning and sparring;
Lynne is an internationally qualified referee, referee developer and coach developer.
All are welcome to join us, equipment is provided and fees are reasonable.