26/10/2023- ADP Update


A new Foil working group has been formed to give direction and support to Foil development in the ADP, with identified ADP coaches given specific additional responsibilities.

In 2023-24 the ADP weapon programmes will be overseen by the Athlete Development Team in conjunction with three new weapon working groups.

Each working group will take over some of the responsibilities previously assigned to a specific single appointed Weapon Lead.

Consisting of experienced ADP coaches and staff the working group will be responsible, under the Board approved Weapon Strategy, for:

  • Giving direction and support to the future development of the weapon from Cadet through to Senior level.
  • Providing leadership and guidance in the development of the ADP programme, shaping the deliverables across camps, competitions and other athlete development opportunities (including online education).
  • Setting and improving standards at ADP camps and competitions.
  • Advising on relevant BF Policy development.
  • Supporting delivery of funding body requirements (UK Sport Progression and Sport England Talent).

A full terms of reference can be found here.

Subject matter experts may be appointed to work across the weapon groups depending on identified need.

The Foil working group includes the following coaches:

  • Peter Barwell
  • Keith Cook
  • Richard Kruse
  • Ben Peggs
  • Linda Strachan

In addition to the working group role, the following coaches will be supporting the delivery work of the ADP as follows:

  • Keith Cook –  supporting identified junior foillists with their Individual Athlete Development Plans (IADP).
  • Richard Kruse – continuing to work with the Senior Men’s Foil Team leading up to Paris.
  • Ben Peggs – the planning and running of ADP Camps, coordinating with coaches and other support staff to deliver.


Information about the Sabre Working Group can be found here. The Epee Working Group information will follow.


Note: The make-up of the working group will be reviewed each season. If you are an ADP coach interested in joining the working group, please read the Terms of Reference and then contact [email protected]


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