Sven Hein – Foil Coach
I was born and raised in Germany and moved to Australia in the year 2000.
I have been fencing since I could walk, I really didn’t have a choice, my father was on the German foil team in the 1970’s and 1980’s and later was the coach of the German national women foil team and of course he also was my coach.
During my active fencing days I won a couple of individual and team German championships as a cadet and in the Under 20’s. I also placed 6th in the Cadet World Championship in Foggia (ITA), second in the Under 20’s European championship in Estoril (POR), placed second at the Under 20’s World Cup in London (ENG), placed 2nd at the Australian Open Championship in Perth and placed 3rd in the Australian Open DH McKenzie in Perth just to name a few.
I took a break from fencing during my early 20’s and started again once I moved to Australia.
I have been a Level 1 Foil coach at ECU Cavalier School of Fencing since 2010 where I run the main group session, the foil skill sessions as well as giving private one on one lessons.