Salle Eton - History

  • The club was established in 1964 following the successful Fencing course run in the evening at Slough College in the academic year 1963-64 by Prof Henry Porter. Originally called “Salle 64”, the new club initially rented space at Slough College.
  • Since then the club has changed its location several times including many years at Eton College from 1982. At that time the club name was changed to Salle D’Escrime Eton – or Salle Eton for short.
  • Since 2013 the club has been based in the Singh Sabha Slough Sports Centre, in Stoke Poges Lane, Slough
  • Children’s (Under 12) and Cadet (12-17) fencing was and is a key part of the club’s focus. Salle Eton was the first club to participate in the Leon Paul Junior Series competitions that have been running since 1986
  • Salle Eton members also initiated one of the key adult regional fencing competitions – the Slough Open – which ran for many years
  • Recent success at National competition level have been achieved by Alistair Gerard and Tom Bennett (at cadet and junior level) and at adult level Nicole Abdul, Rachel Gower, Esther Kulmey, Katie Perrott, Paul Dazeley and James Roberts