Construction Industry Council chief executive Graham Watts has had a lifelong involvement in fencing and his competitive career culminated with a Commonwealth Medal in 1990. He is currently the manager and performance director of the British Olympic Fencing Team.
Buro Happold infrastructure engineer Richard Kruse is three-times British champion in men’s foil and was a quarter-finalist at the Athens Olympics. Commentators have dubbed him Britain’s best hope for a fencing medal and has overcome an injury to take his place in the Olympics team.
The fencing will take place in the Fencing Hall at the National Convention Centre, a temporary venue.