About The Coach

John Routledge has over 10 years experience of coaching primary and secondary school age childen.He holds a current DBS certificate, has been trained and certified in First Aid and attended 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' workshops.


In 2009, he was sent by British Fencing to train in Bucharest Romania to qualify for his FIE international coaching diploma. There, he was trained by three times Olympian Petru Kuki and the 1995 world foil champion Dmitri Chevtchenko. The programme consisted of a minimum of thirty hours training per week amounting to over two hundred and forty hours of coaching education in total. Upon returning to Britain, England Fencing awarded him his level five foil coaching award.


He also ran the foil coaching ‘master class’, at Loughborough University in 2010 at the British and England fencing coaches conference.


For the past five years, John has been undertaking 'Continuing Professional Development', learning from Great Britain's Olympic fencing coach Ziemek Wojciechowski.


From 2017-2018, John worked as a ‘British Fencing Talent Coach’, running Talent Camps and helping to support the British Fencing Talent Pathway. He also recently coached the England under 17 and under 20 foil teams at the Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships.


John's ethos is to aid the empowerment and development of young people through sport.

A Salisbury based Fencing Club

About The Venue

We are pleased to announce that from April 2019 our new venue will be Dennis Marsh House, there is free parking on site in our car park and also parking nearby in Waitrose carpark which is free for 3 hours and only a short 5 minutes walk away from the venue.





We are ideally situated close to Salisbury City Centre, just off Devizes Road. Bus services are regular to the City Centre - please check with Salisbury Reds for more information on bus times and pick up/drop off points.

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Dennis Marsh House (Scout HQ)

Westminster Road