Heather Jarrold has passed on the news of the death of Bill Vinyard. He died suddenly but peacefully on the 23rd October, aged 86.
After Bill began fencing in his forties, he approached the sport with complete dedication. He ran Ipswich Fencing Clubs for decades and never missed a night. He leaves a legacy of fencers who came to love the sport thanks to his dedicated coaching. To the younger fencers he inspired awe, to the older members a sense of loyalty and to all of us, an incredible admiration. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, as coach and friend.