BF announces the cadet men’s squad selected to compete at the EFC Cadet Competition 2022 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The following athletes are now invited to attend the EFC Cadet – Bratislava, this as part of their ongoing development to gain international experience and to work towards meeting the qualification standard for selection to represent Great Britain at the Cadet European and World Championships
Competition Date: 14th – 16th December 2021
Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80: 13:00 on Thursday, the 16th December.
Competition details (Reglements) – PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE ORGANISERS unless it is booking transfers or hotel through the organisers.
ACCREDITED PERSONAL COACHES
If you wish to apply to attend in the capacity of a personal coach you must register in advance with BF. Personal Coaches must apply for accreditation to each event using the following form. As a reminder, personal coaches must not coach against fellow GBR fencers during international competitions.
All coaches, including personal coaches, must be on the BF Coaching Register.
EFC Licence – you need a licence to compete
From 1st August 2021, you must apply for the EFC licence through the British Fencing Membership Portal. The EFC licence is valid for the current season only and is required for all EFC competitions.
Please go to bf.sport80.com – log in using your membership login details; click on the Licences tab and follow the directions for an EFC licence.
All selections are subject to possession of a British passport/certificate of British Citizenship.
A selection email from Sport80 will follow this post within 24 hours. Fencers must confirm the selection by following the instructions in the selection email including making any payment due. Athletes who have not made payment will not be confirmed. Any athlete that clicks to accept a place and subsequently fails to make a payment by the due date may be charged an administration fee.
All BF Codes of Conduct apply to athletes, parents, coaches and officials and attention are drawn in particular to the Code of Conduct for Youth Events.
Referee Contribution: £90. Each EFC squad will require 3 referees (or a 500 euro fine per missing referee – which could happen at the last minute eg if a referee tests positive for COVID). BF, through the ADP, will be subsidising the additional costs of fines/travel where required. Rules around referee quotas and fines can be found on the EFC website here
Administration: £10 (£20 per head subsidy by BF)
Please note all places must be accepted and paid for within 48 hours of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80) unless notified otherwise.
Ensure your kit is in full working order, with all weapons and body-wires tested for continuity, resistance, and weight. You must do this before leaving the UK as there may not be an armoury service or an equipment stall at the event. Having your equipment well maintained can mean the difference between hits registering or not. There will be weapon control. Different competitions check different items – so be prepared for everything to have to pass weapons control.
Please make sure you have read the international travel notice and England, Scotland and Northern Ireland entry and exit requirements and rules for the UK there are no exemptions for competing as a GBR athlete. Please also make sure you are aware of the entry requirements and travel advice for France
Parents are responsible for travel arrangements and the welfare of athletes.
Please visit the GBR Cadet page for more information about Anti-doping, Kit requirements, Guide to Weapon Checks and so forth
If you have any queries regarding how the selection is made please ensure you have carefully read the selection policy that can be found here. This policy will also help you understand who you need to contact in the event you think there has been an error in rankings or applying the policy.
If you have any queries regarding why you have not been selected for a discretionary place you should speak to the ADP Lead Coach in your weapon. Please ensure that you have your Athlete Development Profile available and shared with the ADP Lead Coach in advance for that discussion. To book a discussion with an ADP Coach please email your Athlete Development Profile along with details regarding the specific selection you wish to discuss to [email protected].
The BF Appeal Policy and Procedure published here sets out the framework process that will be followed. Athletes have two (2) working days to submit their notices of appeal.
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