24/02/2022- Selection

Cadet & Junior World Championships 2022 Selections

BF is delighted to announce the Cadet and Junior Squad for the upcoming Cadet and Junior World Championships which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from the 2nd to 10th April of 2022.

At the selection meeting. It was reaffirmed with the selectors that selection for World Championships is based on meeting the qualification standard and fencers not meeting the qualification standard could be selected by the team selection.

Selection policy point 60 was referenced.

“If fewer than three eligible athletes have reached the qualifying standard for the Cadet World Championships, the qualified athletes will be selected.”

As the pandemic has impacted fencers being able to attend international competition, for this season 2021-2022, the panel agreed to recognise those fencers who would be predicted to meet the qualifying standard based on trajectory performance.

Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches.

Athletes selected (listed alphabetically by surname):

Q = Qualified, P = Predicted qualification, T = Selected via the Team (Those selected via the team will be expected to work with their coach and the  ADP team to review training plans to agree improvement areas)

For further event and travel information click here

U17 & U20 World Championship Selection Panel 2022

Selections for the upcoming Cadet & Junior World Championships have been made according to the criteria published in the Board approved GBR Selection Policy v1.1 Approved 23.11.2021

The members of the panel were:

Steve Kemp – Chair
Johnny Davis – Head of Olympic Team
Rob Cawdron – Sabre recommendations
Chris Galesloot – Foil recommendations
John Rees – Epee recommendations
Kola Abidogun – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Hugh Kernohan – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Anthony Crutchett – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Lindsay Bottoms – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Kate O’Connell – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Mike McKay – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Dusty Miller – Observer
Clare Halsted – Independent Member
Rob Cawdron  – Minutes, data and insight

The panel met on 20th February 2022.

For Fencers that did not meet the qualification standard for selection, the selection panel took a number of discretionary factors from the selection policy into account including:

  1. Team Strategy
  2. Performance Trajectory (International Results % finishes)
  3. BF Pathway Stage Assessment and development trajectory to 2024/2028/2032 Olympic Games
  4. Performance Trajectory (Domestic Results % finishes)

For Appeals and Complaints please read below – please note selections are subject to appeal

Appeals & Complaints (Section 13 – extract from the Selection Policy)

  1. Any athlete who has not achieved the eligibility criteria and qualifying performance standards for automatic selection for any International Competitions or Major Championships shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  2. Any athlete who has not completed and submitted a ‘GBR Discretionary Selection Form’, shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  3. Any athlete who has not provided a completed Athlete Assessment Form (submitted as part of the Selection Application Form where applicable), shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  4. Submitting the Selection Application Form is the opportunity for the athlete to provide any relevant data to the Selection Panel. An athlete shall have no right of appeal against non-selection on the grounds that the data supplied by the athlete was missing or inaccurate.

We are aware that the timing of this announcement coincides with some athletes competing at the Cadet and Junior Europeans. This selection has been published in a timely manner to allow for those competing to book travel and make preparations.

Where there is disappointment to manage, we would request that all parents and coaches support open conversations which form an important aspect of the athlete development journey and will provide the opportunity to better understand the selection decision and the route to future selection.

Whilst we understand that selection decisions can generate significant emotion, we would ask that parents and coaches do not behave in ways that might constitute abuse or harassment to BF staff, selectors and coaches.  This includes repeated calling, messaging, emailing and making personal threats. Any such behaviour will be reported for disciplinary action.

Queries about selection?

If you have any questions relating to this post, please submit them to us via the form here and a member of the ADP team will come back to you.

If there are any outstanding queries you should email. Steve Kemp E: [email protected] cc’ing your personal coach.

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