1. Senior and Junior events
New FIE rule o.29 (previously o.55)
With effect from the 2018/19 season, fencers must have reached their 13th birthday before they may apply for an FIE licence
New BF rule
From 1st January 2018, fencers must be at least 13 on the day of the event to compete in a junior or senior competition in the UK.
2. Cadet events in the UK
Fencers must be at least 11 on 1st January in order to compete in any UK cadet events in that calendar year. [no change]