It is with great sadness that NI Fencing Ltd announces the passing of Bill Cumming. Bill was for many years the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Fencing Union and a very active Coach. His funeral will be in Warrenpoint Presbyterian Church at 2:00pm on Friday 15th August 2014.
Bill was a talented teacher and much loved fencing coach for both junior and senior fencers in Northern Ireland and a dear friend who gave 100% to his students at school and supported many fencers in their quest to win tournaments across UK, Ireland and Europe. He was an extremely generous man who gave of his time freely and coached in many of our schools including – Kelvin, Victoria, Methody, RBAI, BRA, Campbell College, Strathearn, Wellington College, Grosvenor, Ballee High & Cambridge House in Ballymena and in many of our leisure centres – Maysfield, Antrim Forum, Carrickfergus, Craigavon, Queens and of course Avoniel. He spent most of his coaching years supporting the girls at Victoria College and Kelvin Secondary School and it is with these students where he will be remembered the most. Bill had no family of his own – we were his family – he is survived by his brother, sisters and nephews and neices. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.