01/06/2022- GBR Fencer


BF is currently seeking nominations for athletes that wish to stand for election as Athlete Representatives for the BF Athlete Representation Panel.

The purpose of the BF Athlete Representation Panel (the ARP) is to provide a representative voice for GBR athletes on the GBR international performance pathway to Olympic success (‘Athletes’), in particular those involved with the BF Athlete Development Programme (‘ADP’). It is intended to:

  • provide a group for Athletes on the performance pathway to share their feedback on all aspects of the GBR system and structure (as delivered by the BF Athlete Development Programme, excluding the elements delivered by the EIS Para Fencing World Class Programme)
  • provide Athletes with a mechanism for ensuring their views on important matters are heard and communicated to the BF Senior Leadership Team and Board
  • provide a two-way communication link between the Athletes and the BF Senior Leadership Team and BF Board.

The nomination process will be run by the British Athletes Commission (BAC) on behalf of British Fencing.

Any athlete wishing to nominate themselves for election should send an email to [email protected] stating an expression of interest and a short paragraph about why they would be a suitable candidate.

The nomination period will take place over 23 days and start on Monday 6th June 2022 and will close at 17:00 on Wednesday 29th June 2022.

In the event of an election, this process will be run independently by the BAC and will be completely confidential. Online elections will start on 1st July 2022, athletes will be given 14 days to vote. The voting will close at 17:00 on 14th July 2022.

Athlete nomination statements will be published on the BF website.

For more information about the role of an Athlete Representative (AR) and the ARP please read the AR Role Description and the ARP Terms of Reference.

Please note the following changes to the role of the ARP:

  • Replaces the existing Senior Athlete Panel and the Youth Athlete Panel.
  • An extended remit to cover the whole of the ADP. The ADP is the part of BF that delivers the GBR system and structure and covers all GBR international pathway activity from U17 through to Senior (excluding Veteran).
  • Includes para fencing in relation to the elements of the GBR structure delivered by BF (WCP athletes are still welcome to stand for election).

The BAC will be emailing ADP athletes details directly on how to vote once the nomination window has closed.

Note on ADP Membership – The ADP is focussed on supporting athletes from age 15 to 35 (and beyond for those performing at Olympic level) who are moving through a defined development pathway to success at the highest level of fencing. However any athlete who has been selected for a World Cup or Grand Prix can request to join the ADP and we will seek to include them in ADP activities in a developmentally appropriate way. If you are currently represent GBR at FIE World Cups or Grand Prix and wish to be part of the ADP please complete this form here. Before you do so, please check your junk mail as you may already be receiving invitations to participate in ADP activities.









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