01/11/2022- Selection


GB Men’s and Women’s Sabre squad that is selected for the JWC event in Sosnowiec, Poland.


Competition Date: 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2022

Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80:  13:00 on Monday, the 7th November 2022

Competition details (Reglements). Please make sure you read the invitation as this event is happening over 3 days, rather than the usual 2 days.

Once you have booked your flights please complete the travel and emergency form.

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

Bea Abram-Moore
Bethany Brierley – accepted
Lexie Craze – accepted
Melissa Jane – accepted
Nicole Saunders – accepted
Amy Westwell – accepted
Folayemi Akinyosoye – accepted
Samuel Allen – accepted
Elliott Baxter – accepted
Louis Bedford – accepted
Max Cromie – accepted
Thomas Heath – accepted
Ethan Hilton – accepted
Ian Ho – accepted
Darcy Holdsworth – accepted
Henry Martin – accepted
Rory McLellan – accepted
Roman Norris – accepted
  • Q = Top 8 eligible fencers
  • D =  ADP discretionary selections
Ryuki Hiyama
Zachary Woodward


Lexie Craze
Melissa Jane
Amy Westwell
Bethany Brierley
Samuel Allen
Darcy Holdsworth
Ian Ho
Max Cromie
Nicole Saunders
Bea Abram-Moore
Ethan Hilton
Henry Martin


FIE Licence – you need a licence to compete
From 1st August 2022, you must apply for the FIE licence through the British Fencing Membership Portal.

Please go to bf.sport80.com – log in using your membership login details; click on the Licences tab and follow the directions for an FIE licence.

Vienna House Easy Katowice

  • Parents should not book into the athlete hotel
  • Rooms will only be booked for fencers. Personal coaches will need to make their own reservation.

Official transfers are available for this event, which will be booked by BF


FIE COVID Testing Rules
The FIE still have COVID rules in place for the FIE events.

  • Facemasks must be worn, except when fencing, training and eating;
  • Participants will need to present to the organisers the negative result of one
    Covid19 test (PCR or RAT  Rapid Antigen Test), performed within maximum 72 hours before the arrival in the country
  • Other sanitary measures at the competition may be implemented by the host
    federation at their option or as required by the national authorities.


BF COVID instructions for the above test

  • Athletes and staff to RAT test prior to leaving the UK within 72 hours of the arrival time into the country travelling to.
  • Take a photo of the test make sure you are able to show the time and date the photo was taken and also bring the test with you to present at registration.
  • Everyone is also to bring a spare test to the registration as a back up.  
  • Everyone to bring enough masks for the duration of the event.


Athlete Contributions
As the cost of travel and accommodation have increased due to the current climate we have had to increase the travel and administration costs to reflect this.

  • Team Manager/Coach Contribution: £70
  • Referee Contribution: £100.  Each Junior World Cup squad of 10 or more will require 2 referees (or a 1000 euro fine per missing referee – which could happen at the last minute eg if a referee tests positive for COVID or illness). 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 FIE website here, o.25 and o.31. 
  • Additional Coach: £0 (approx. £65 per head subsidy by BF when a coach is provided)
  • Accommodation: £60/night (normally a minimum of 2 nights, based on sharing). Any additional nights required by fencers they will need to be booked by the individual. When doing this you can ask the hotel to have the same room but please do not alter any BF bookings.
  • Administration: £15 (£20 per head subsidy by BF)

Athletes that breach BF Codes of Conduct risk becoming ineligible for future financial subsidies and may be required to refund any grants and subsidies.

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

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.

ADP Coaches and Staff
Pat Aiyenuro – Team Manager
Niki Dinev – Coach
Balazs Kurucz – Coach

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.

Kit and Equipment
Please check to make sure you meet the FIE requirements. Further information can be found here – https://www.britishfencing.com/gbr-fencing/fie-and-efc-equipment-rules/

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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