Sam Stockley began fencing at KES Stratford at the relatively late age of 14 and is still the last non-sabreur they have produced. He won a variety of age groups in the Leon Paul series and went on to fence in a-grades across Europe at under 20 level. He went on to be a fixture in the top 20 of UK senior men's foil rankings for over 10 years winning over over a dozen open titles in both foil and epee.
Sam is a level 3 qualified amateur and volunteer foil coach, is head coach at Redditch Youth Fencing club and provides weekly private lessons to pupils in the GB cadet foil squad. He has worked as foil and epee coach at the National Academy, West Midlands Regional Academy and West Midlands Hub.
Professionally, since 2002 Sam has been a recruitment consultant providing teachers to schools in Warwickshire which allows him the time to coach at camps in the school holidays.
He is married to Hannah and they have a one year old daughter.