07/02/2023- Selection


GBR Men’s and Women’s Epee squad selected for FIE Senior Grand Prix Budapest, Hungary 2023.

Competition Date: 10th – 12th March 2023

Deadline to accept the invitation: 13:00 on, Monday the 13th February 2023

Competition details (Reglements)

Rachel Barnes
Imogen Bulman (D) – declined
Jessica Gundry (D) – declined
Victoria Hide
Danielle Lawson
Hannah LeBor (D)
Rachael Lever – declined
Alexandra Powell – declined
Amy Radford (D) – declined
Susan Maria Sica
Katrina Smith Taylor
Lydia Stanier
Benjamin Andrews
Alec Brooke
Joseph Choong
Matthew Cooper
Aurelien Degorce (D) – declined
William East
Elliott Grover
Calum Johnston
Hal Jones (D)
Owen Jordan (D)
Billy Shepherd – declined
Joseph Walmsley (D)
Louise Sadler – invited
Sophie Peat – declined
Abagael Black – declined
Elizabeth Coakley – invited

added on 15/02:
Kerenza Bryson -invited
Hannah Nesbitt – invited
Jessica Rumble – invited

Aurelio Calipa – invited
James Euan Russell – invited
Isaac McKerr
Jonathan Woollard
William Sturgeon
  • Q = Top 8 eligible fencers
  • D =  ADP discretionary selections


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.


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 test prior to leaving the UK within 72 hours of the arrival time into the country travelling to and take a photo of the test and also bring the test with them 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.


Important Information
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.

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.

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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