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JANUARY2015THESWORD27ROUNDUPSalleEtonhasCelebratedYearsasaClubInOctober4SalleEtoncelebratedyearsasaclub.Apartywasheldattendedbyover6peoplebothcurrentandretiredmembers.Duringitsyearstheclubhasdonesomeevolving.Itworkedwithaewnamesbutnowinitsthirdhomeitstillhasacoupleomemberswhohavebeenwiththeclubortheentireyearsandseveralorplusyears.Backin963ProHarryPortersetupaencingeveningclassatSloughCollege.In964itwasdecidedtochangetheclassintoaclubitrentedspaceatSloughCollegeandbecameSalle64.TheyweretheoriginatorsotheSloughOpenwhichbecameoneothebiggestcompetitionsinthesouthoEnglandandstillcontinuesnowasa6weaponevent.UnortunatelyHarryPorterhadanuntimelydeathintheseventiesandKenPearsontookoverasacoach.Atthistimeencingwasnotconsideredasuitablesportorthoseundertheageo3.KenPearsonhadbeentheAssistantNationalFencingCoachandgotinvolvedwithBobAndersoninanewconceptoactivityclubsatButlins.KenwassenttoButlinsMineheadtorun6weeksoencingsessionsoryoungschoolgroups.KenbecameenthusiasticaboutUencingandinresponsetoamumwholivedclosetohimhestartedChalontFencingClub.In978KenwenttoSouthAricaasNationalCoachandAllanSkipptookovermanyoKensclubs.AllaniscurrentlyanEnglandFencingDirectorandstillverymuchinvolvedwithencing.AsyoungstersoutgrewtheChalontClubtheywereedintotheclubatSloughCollege.HarryJonesthecurrentcoachhadtwoyoungchildrenIanandKarenwhobothstartedatChalontandwentontowinNAGCandwereselectedorUandBritishstudentteams.KristinPaynewhoisstillanactiveVEThadhelpedKenatChalontwithhertwoboysNickandTomandsheorganisedaurtherclubinHighWycombetheWycombeCygnets.OthersuccessulencersromthistimeincludedMartinLaingJeremySampsonEleanorFarringtonStuartCrowgeyAdrianGrinalsonowbackencing.FencersalsoflteredinandcontinuetodosoromRGSHighWycombeandDrChalloners.InhistimeKenhadsetuptheChalontCupateamcompetitionortheUs.AterhehadgoneAllanchangedittoanindividualoilcompetitionortheUsstartingin979.Inthemid8sacertainRaymondPaulbroughthisdaughtertotheyoungsterscompetitionandhiswieBarbarawassoimpressedthatshethenorganisedaLeonPaulyouthcompetitioninLondonandtheLPJSserieswasbornin986.TheEtonLPJSwasthefrstclubtojoinintheseriesrunninglargeoilcompetitionsorboysandgirlsinarangeoagegroupsupto.KristinPaynewasmanagerortheBritishGirlsUteamandshehadcontactwithvariousFrenchclubsincludingLaRiposteFCinChalon-sur-Saoneandexchangeswerearrangedwiththeiryoungencers.AtthistimeAllanwascoachatEtonCollege.In98EtonwebelievewasthefrstschoolinthecountryoutsideoLondontohaveapurposecreatedSallewithmetalpistesandfxedscoreboxes.ItwasAllanwhonegotiatedtheclubtobeabletousethecollegeacilitiesandtheclubwascalledSalleDEscrimeEtonknownasSalleEton.In988AllanbecameDirectoroCoachingandHarryJonestookoverascoachatSalleEtonandisstillthere.HarryschildrenIanandKarenwerebothverysuccessulNationalandInternationalepeeists.DuringtheyearsvariouscoacheshavecomeandhelpedincludingJennyDouglasJackyFaulknerandRobTurtlewithJamesRobertsasthecurrentsecondcoach.Jamesjoinedtheclubasa7yroldbeginnerbecommingajuniorinternationalsabruerandBritishmedallistduringhiscompetitivephase.JoanMasonanoriginalmemberhasdoneasterlingjobovertheyearsinkeepingtheclubgoingencouragingencersparentsandpartnerstogetinvolvednotjustwiththeclubbutwiththesportandisstillthereasitsPresident.DavidOakdenisanotherworthyomentionhewasacommitteememberormanyyearsandasHeadMasteroalocalschoolnotonlyencouragedmembersbutenabledtheclubtorunallyearlongusinghisschoolhallduringtheholidays.OtherswhohavesuccumbedtothevolunteercallovertheyearsandstayedonormanyyearshaveincludedSandraMaxwellSarahRobertsandMilindPradhanwhohavehelpedorganisetheSloughOpenoryearsalongwiththeEtonLeonPaulandbeenBBOCommitteemembers.MilindhasbeenontheSouthernRegionCommitteeandiscurrentlyanEnglandDirector.Untilrecentlytheclubhasseenencersgoingontoachieveantasticresultsatnationallevelsandregularlyrepresentingtheircountryatalllevels-AlistairGerardandTomBennettatcadetandjuniorlevelNicoleAbdulRachelGowerEstherKulmeyKatiePerrottPaulDazeleyJamesRoberts.In3theclubmovedtoSriGuruSinghSabhaknowastheFalconSportsCentreinSloughwhereitnowoperatesonaMondaymostlyadultsandFridaychildrenevening.GroupromthepartyOctober4-AllanSkippJamesRobertsJoanPorterJackyFaulknerJoanMasonDavidOakdenandHarryJonesByRochelleDazeley