Jean MacLardy

The British Academy of Fencing is saddened to hear of the passing of Jean MacLardy. Jean began fencing at a housewives group in 1971. From this beginner’s introductory class she went on to pass her SAFU and BAF coaching exams. She coached many youngsters in her time starting some international fencers on their paths to success. She ran fencing clubs at St Margarets School and Scotus Academy to name just two. As well as coaching she was an active  committee member standing on the Scottish Schools Committee. There will be many in the fencing community with fond memories of Jean. We send our condolences to her family