Technical consultant

David coaches VRI members across all 3 weapons. A student of the late Maître John Fethers, David has studied fencing coaching internationally and has been part of many Australian team tours, both privately and as a team manager/coach.

David is a 3-weapon FIE referee, and refereed Olympic and Paralympic Games, World and Commonwealth Championships, Grand Prix and World Cup events. A keen student of coaching practice, David is current in international refereeing norms, and has an abiding interest in the application of sports science to athlete development.

David is also an expert in theatrical fencing training, and coached Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush for his performance in Pirates of the Caribbean.