Pre-Season Training Camp – Coaches

Ben Peggs -  Foil Coach
Ben Peggs – Foil Coach

Ben is currently 5th in the GB Senior Foil rankings after winning Gold at the Essex Open and Leon Paul Open and Silver at the Bristol Open. 

Ben was Junior Commonwealth Championship Gold medal winner in 2009 and has achieved consistently high results in both International and domestic foil competitions

He has represented GB at Cadet, Junior and Senior levels.  He now teaches at ZFW with his coach of over ten years, Ziemek Wojciechowski. 

 Leo Suarez -  Foil Coach
Leo Suarez – Foil Coach

Former member of the Cuban National Foil Team, Cuban Junior Under 20 Champion and Central American Champion, Leo moved to London in 2002.

He has been a Senior Foil Coach at Salle Paul since 2010. Leo is a registered coach with British Fencing





Neil HutchinsonNeil Hutchinson – Sabre Coach

  • 10 years of coaching experience
  • Former British No. 1 (2005, 2009-2011)
  • Level 2 BF registered coach
  • British Team Champion 2010
  • GB team for 4 World Championships,
  • 5 European Championships, and 2 World University Games.

Neil is passionate about fencing and is dedicated to sharing his experience and knowledge of sabre fencing.

He has worked with some of the best coaches in the country including Ian Williams (former GB national coach, Olympian, and 5-time British Champion) Peter Wright (former GB World Youth Games coach) and Norman Golding (Professor of Fencing, former GB and England coach), as well as with former French Olympic coach and all round legend Christian Peeters.