12/06/2024- GBR Fencer


Updated: 13/06/2024

Following a review of 2023-24 performances, minor changes to selection standards were proposed. The updated 24-25 GBR Selection Policy is open for consultation until 30th June.

The proposed 2024-25 GBR Selection Policy includes eligibility and qualification standards for U14s, U17s, U20s, U23s, Seniors and Para Fencing selections. Key changes are highlighted in yellow within the document.

Following a review of 2023-24 performances and operational aspects of the policy, the main proposed changes are summarised as follows:

  • Qualification Standards, adjusted
    • The qualification percentages will be adjusted in line with the variation in performance standards achieved in the age groups. Seniors will remain at 40%, whilst marginally higher percentages are being introduced for Under 23 Selection for the European Championships at 35%.
  • Entry requirements for the EFC U14 events and the new EFC Festival.
  • Performance standards clarified for the EFC Festival.
  • Removed references to Paris 2024 with a shift in focus to LA 2028 in discretionary factors.
  • Automatic Qualification via the Team at FIE events moved to the Top 10 in the World Rankings.
  • Aligned qualification standards and criteria for the World University Games in 2025 – similar to current standards used in the Policy.
  • Updated FISU eligibility.



  • Replacement of references to IWAS for World Abilitysport for Para Fencing.
  • Replacement of references to EIS to UKSI for Para Fencing.
  • Recognition of the New GBR Pathway replacing the Athlete Development Programme (ADP) for 2024-25.

Consultation – Timescales and Links to Response Form

The consultation period will run from Wednesday, 12th June 2024, to Sunday, 30th June 2024, at midnight.  Members will be able to respond to the consultation by submitting questions and comments using this online form:


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