The GBR National Camps are Athlete Development Camps which give athletes the tools needed to become a successful, self-sufficient athlete. This is done by bringing the country’s top fencers together with the top coaches across a number of annual camps, aligned to their competition calendars.
Development camps aim to provide strong sparring opportunities aimed at developing both an individual’s skills and a wider GB squad culture. This combines with developing the broader skills vital to negotiating the modern sporting landscape, including managing time and budgets, designing and following a training plan and how an athlete can publicise themselves for potential sponsorship or funding opportunities. To help achieve this, the development camps have partnered with the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE), funded by the Department for Education. This is a BTEC level qualification for development program athletes aged 16-18, not in university, and allows athletes to gain a qualification alongside their training.
The camps are structured to complement the cadet and junior competition calendar, with themes to match the time of year relative to this. Below is a summary of the dates for each camp, as well as their aims and any additional learning being provided
ADP training events will vary in their set-up depending on intended outcomes, some separated by weapon and some by competition level.
Please check this page regularly as the ADP Master Plan is a live document and subject to changes. (Last Updated 30/07/2022)
Any questions regarding ADP activity please complete this form here.
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