16/12/2022- Selection


Women’s and Men’s Sabre development selection for the EFC Cadet event in Meylan, France.

The following athletes are now invited to attend the EFC Cadet – Meylan, this is part of their ongoing development to gain international experience for those outside of the top 20 in the rankings.


Competition Date: 14th and 15th January 2023

Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80:  13:00 on Monday, the 19th December 2022.

Competition details (Reglements).

Please only contact the organisers regarding booking accommodation and transfers if the organisers are offering this service. Please do not contact the organisers for any other queries. For all other queries please contact Shelley Robinson or other BF Staff using the Contact Form

Emily Berry
Amelia Blackledge
Amber McAuley
Sumie Rubio
Bob Childs
Oakley Francart
Henry Learner
Alexander Stewart

Due to this being a development event we will also be taking individual entry requests, but with priority being given to the above-selected individuals and in accordance with the selection policy. Only use the following if you have not been listed above and would like to enter: Click Here

There will be no teams selected for this event. Individual entries will be restricted to nine places per gender.


Please do not contact the EFC for entry or competition queries. Contact BF staff using the form above with any questions.

All selections are subject to possession of a British passport or certificate of British Citizenship.
And having a British Fencing Membership

Accepting Your Place
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.

EFC Licence – REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.  Please ensure this is actioned before you complete the Sport80 Invite
You must have a valid EFC Licence for the 22/23 Season. You will either need to renew your licence if you held one form last season or apply for a licence if this is your first time competing as a cadet at this level. Without a valid licence, we cannot enter you for the competition.

Instructions on how to apply for the licence
1. Go to your British Fencing Membership on Sport80 bf.sport80.com
2. Login using your membership details
3. Click on your profile
4. Then click on the Licences tab
5. And follow the directions to apply for an EFC licence.

All BF Codes of Conduct apply to athletes, parents, coaches and officials and attention is drawn in particular to the Code of Conduct for Youth Events.

BF will do the entries through the EFC once all entries are finalised. Entries are done 10 days before the deadline on Thursday.

Trip Costs
Administration: £15 (£20 per head subsidy by BF)

Referee Costs: If there are more than 5 fencers in each category that wish to enter, a referee will be needed and the costs of the referee will be divided between all fencers.

Please note all places must be accepted and paid for within 48 hours of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80) unless notified otherwise.

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.

Equipment Requirements
FIE equipment should be used (800 NW clothes, 1600 NW masks, 800 NW plastron and FIE homologated blades).

Name and country printed on the back of the jacket/lame are not required. The ‘GBR’ patch is not required for cadets. These are required for athletes that have been selected for Cadet European or World Championships, or FIE Junior or FIE Senior international events.

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.

It is the parent or athletes responsibility to ensure they can enter the country of competition. Please check COVID regulations.
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.

 Selection Queries
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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