1st November 2017
Specific Reports for medal-winning performances plus Weekly Round-Up
Last season, coverage and production of reports on Great Britain’s representation at international events was partly supported by World Class Programme resources. In the absence of UK Sport funding and the reduction of Sport England funding for core activities, alongside an increase in the number of GB athletes competing internationally, BF is unable to maintain a continuous result reporting service or support live coverage every weekend that GB athletes compete internationally.
In addition the advances in FIE media coverage of events mean that live steaming, high quality images and reports are available online for many FIE events.
Therefore BF will be moving to a new process to report on international results:
BF will continue to publish a brief weekly round-up of GBR international performances on the BF website every Tuesday for the following events:
- Nominated European Fencing Confederation Cadet (U17) and Under-23 circuit
- FIE Junior (U20) World Cups
- FIE Senior Satellites, World Cups and Grand Prix
On Thursdays we will post links (where we have them) on Facebook so that members and supporters can follow the action live over the weekend.
Our Tuesday round-up report will only include events where results are available and ratified by the European Fencing Confederation or FIE. Should an event not be ratified in time for our round-up, we will endeavor to include them in the following week’s report.
In addition to our weekly round-up, we will also provide Facebook mentions and a longer dedicated report (and press releases at Senior level only) for medal-winning results at these events and medals won at Cadet/Junior/U23/Senior European & Cadet/Junior/Senior World Championships. These will be produced as soon as logistically possible and will be dependent on the availability of ratified results and the co-operation of athletes and coaches in providing/approving quotes. Photos will be included where these are easily and freely available through the FIE/EFC or where the athletes (coaches or parents) have been able to provide them to British Fencing. (Photos should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with explicit permission of the photographer to publish.)
For Cadet/Junior/U23/Senior European & Cadet/Junior/Senior World Championships BF will create and post a full Championships report online as soon as logistically possible at the end of the Championships.
Due to the high numbers of categories and medals at Veteran European and Veteran World Championships, BF will create daily posts on Facebook throughout these events.
For Veteran European and Veteran World Championships BF will re-post and publicise any BVF produced online summary reports.
For Cadet/Junior/Senior/Veteran (with the support of BVF) European and World Championships BF will create and publish a full report in The Sword.
As we look to continue promoting the hard work of our athletes and coaches, we ask that you help support us on social media. Whether you are an athlete, coach, parent, administrator or a fan, please use the hashtag #gbrfencing on Facebook and Twitter, to make us aware of notable international performances (from the competitions listed above) and try to include an image of the athlete(s) where possible.
Furthermore, should you wish to support us by providing voluntary reports from international events that you attend, please submit these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any reports should cover all GBR athletes competing in the event – not just your child, clubmates or pupils!