Welcome to Salle Hunt-Roeder Fencing Club. The Club aims to provide a friendly and welcoming training environment for all levels of fencer, ranging from complete beginners of all ages to members of the current British Veterans team.  In addition to this, the Club has a fine pedigree of producing excellent fencers who have represented their country at European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic level both at a junior and senior level.

The club traditionally specialises in Sabre, however, we cater for Foil and Epee as well.



Tuesday & Friday 20.00 to 22.00

On club nights the coaches are available for additional lessons if time is available -  please check in advance with the individual coach for availability and price.


Juniors, students,                           £20 per month

Adults                                                £25 per month

Junior visitors                                  £6 per session

Adult Visitors                                    £8 per session


Club History.

Salle Hunt-Roeder Fencing Club is not only one of the few specialist sabre clubs in Britain , but also one of the oldest. It was founded as Phoenix Sword over 40 years ago, with the name being changed to Salle Roeder in 1982 by the eccentric French-Canadian coach Francois Roeder. In 1998, the club became Salle Hunt-Roeder to reflect the many years of hard work, dedication and expertise by coach Dennis Hunt.

The Officers of the Club.

Chris Prevett

Club Chairman

A keen sportsman, Chris initially followed his son Andrew into fencing about 12 tears ago and has since proved to be one of the Club’s successes in his own right. He is a member of the Great Britain Veterans’ Fencing Squad and was a member of the Bronze medal-winning teams at the European Championships in 2006 and 2008.  He was also National Veteran Sabre Champion in 2008.


Contact Chris on

Tel. No. 07970 521637        email:  chris.prevett@hotmail.co.uk



Dennis Hunt

Head Coach

Dennis is a member of British Academy of Fencing , British Fencing and  international M’Aitre d’Armes.  He is one of the most successful sabre coaches in Great Britain and has attended Cadet and Junior World Championships on many occasions as coach.  He has coached many of the Cadet, Junior and Senior successful sabreurs – his most recent being the Senior British Sabre Champion – Chris Buxton.  Many of his pupils have represented Great Britain on many occasions.

He has also trained Peter Wright, not only to British and international success, but to become one of the successful London coaches.

On a personal success level, he has won the South West Senior Sabre Championships 19 times and represented GB on many occasions.  He has won the Veteran Sabre European Championships and was a silver medalist in the Vets World Championships in Moscow .  He has been a finalist on several occasions at the Vets World Championships and is still actively competing.



David Grendon

Club Treasurer

Willy Price

Club official



Pete Hutton Club Secretary and Club Welfare Officer

Pete has been Fencing since the age of 9, following in his older brother's footsteps (A Former GB team member). Pete first tasted success at the age of 12 taking the South West Under 14 Championship, and he never looked back. Pete qualified for the World Youth Championships in 1991, and came home with a final ranking of 17th in the World, something he is very proud of. Pete
remained part of the GB set up for many years. He says he 'retired' in 2000, however, after 13 years of rest and seeing old faces at the London Olympics he got the bug again and returned to the club and picked up where he left off. He finished 8th in the British Veterans Championship in 2014 at his first attempt and then gained an Individual Bronze Medal and a Team Gold medal in the Veterans Commonwealth Games in November 2014.  

He is a HR Manager within the Financial Banking sector.

Kevin Nelson

Assistant Coach / C.P.O.

Kevin started  fencing 20 years ago to keep fit and enjoyed it. Initially fencing foil, which he now also coaches at Cotswold F.C. in Cheltenham, but over the last 6 or 7 years has fenced Sabre.  He Joined Hunt-Roeder four years ago. Very recently reached veteran age, and came 3rd in Champion of Arms at the Veteran National Championships 2007.  Still enjoy fencing !

Kevin is registered as a coach with England Fencing, and teaches the beginners on a friday.


Contact Kevin on


e-mail : sallehuntroeder@sky.com