Knightsbridge

St Columba's Church of Scotland

London, SW1X 0BD

Pont Street

Hampstead

WAC Arts, Belsize Park, The Old Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QP

 

Hampstead - West Hampstead

St Mary's Church, Priory Hall

London, NW6 4SN

134A Abbey Road

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Gabriella Hopka-Varga Co-Founder & Head Coach

20-time Hungarian National Champion Gabriella Hopka-Varga and 2-times European Champion is a professional athlete and coach with 20 years of world class experience and numerous successful results in the world of international foil fencing. Her stellar achievements include coming 6th in the 2004 Athens Olympics and 4th in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is an inspirational sportswoman, continually passing on her wisdom to the new generation of athletes. Gabi is a true living role model to all.

 

Key Achievements:

  • 2013 European Championship Zagreb team bronze

  • 2010 European Cup Budapest team silver

  • 2009 European Championship Plovdiv individual bronze

  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games team 4th place

  • 2008 Kiev European Championship team 2nd place

  • 2007 Gent European Championship team gold

  • 2006 European Cup Budapest team gold

  • 2004 Athens Olympic Games individual 6th place

  • 2003 Bourges European Championship individual gold

  • 2002 Moscow European Championship team silver

  • 20 times Hungarian National Champion (15 times team, 5 times individual)​

Education:

  • KOTK Education Centre Ltd. - Professional Fencing Coach Diploma   

  • International Wellness Institute (IWI) - Personal Trainer Diploma: EQF Level 4

  • Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 (QCF)

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate                     

  • University of Physical Education and Sport Sciences - M.Sc. (Sport Management)

  • St. Stephens University - Commercial and Entrepreneurial Academy BSc. (Marketing Management)                     ​