Last updated 18/12/2023
GB Women’s and Men’s Epee preliminary squad selected for the European Fencing Confederation (EFC) Cadet event in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The following athletes are now invited to attend the EFC Cadet event in Bratislava. This is part of their ongoing development to gain international experience and to work towards meeting the qualification standard for selection to represent Great Britain at the Cadet European and World Championships.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THIS POST AND COMPLETE EVERYTHING THAT IS REQUIRED
Competition Date: 12th January 2024 (men’s individual) and 14th January 2024 (women’s individual)
Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80: 96 hours from receipt of invitation on Sport:80 – invitations will be issued via Sport:80 on Monday 18th December 2023.
Please familiarise yourself with the new conditions around accepting invitations on Sport:80 using this post on the BF website. Invitations will need to be accepted using the link issued in the invitation email.
Competition details (Reglements). Please make sure you read the invitation carefully.
Click here for rankings and selection information for this selection. The ranking file (csv) downloaded from the ranking system is attached to the selection information. If you believe there is an error in the production of these rankings, please register your query here within two working days of the selection announcement.
Please only contact the organisers regarding booking accommodation if the organisers are offering this service. Please do not contact the organisers for any other queries. For all other queries, please contact BF Staff using the Contact Form.
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Due to the schedule of this competition, we will not be sending teams to this event.
ADP Coaches Attending the Event
As per the selection policy.
Accepting Your Place
A selection email from Sport80 will follow this post within 24 hours. Fencers must confirm the selection by following the instructions in the selection email, including making any payment due. Athletes who have not made payment will not be confirmed. Any athlete who clicks to accept a place and fails to make a payment by the due date may be charged an administration fee.
EFC Licence – REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Please ensure this is actioned before you complete the Sport80 Invite.
You must have a valid EFC Licence for the 23/24 Season. You will either need to renew your licence if you held one last season or apply for a licence if this is your first time competing as a cadet at this level. Without a valid licence, we cannot enter you for the competition.
Instructions on how to apply for the licence
1. Go to your British Fencing Membership on Sport80 bf.sport80.com
2. Login using your membership details
3. Click on your profile
4. Then click on the Licences tab
5. And follow the directions to apply for an EFC licence.
All BF Codes of Conduct apply to athletes, parents, coaches and officials; attention is drawn to the Code of Conduct for Youth Events.
BF will do the entries through the EFC once all entries are finalised. Entries are done 14 days before the deadline on Thursday.
Administration fee: £20
Referee Contribution: £145. Each EFC squad of 14 will require three referees (or a 1000 euro fine per missing referee).
Please note all places must be accepted and paid for within 72 hours of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80) unless notified otherwise.
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.
FIE equipment should be used (800 NW clothes, 1600 NW masks, 800 NW plastron and FIE homologated blades).
Name and country printed on the back of the jacket/lame are not required. The ‘GBR’ patch is not required for cadets. These are required only for athletes selected for Cadet European or World Championships or FIE Junior or FIE Senior international events.
Ensure your kit is in full working order, with all weapons and bodywires tested for continuity, resistance, and weight. You must do this before leaving the UK, as there may not be an armoury service or an equipment stall at the event.
Maintaining your equipment can mean the difference between hits registering or not. There will be weapon control. Different competitions check different items – so be prepared for everything to pass weapon control.
The parent or athlete is responsible for ensuring they can enter the country where the competition occurs. Parents are responsible for travel arrangements and the welfare of athletes.
Please visit the GBR Cadet page for more information about Anti-doping, Kit requirements, Guide to Weapon Checks, etc.
If you have any queries regarding the selection, please carefully read the selection policy, which can be found here. This policy will also help you understand who you need to contact if 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 contact us using the Pathway/ADP Query Form.
To speak to the ADP Coach in your weapon, please book a discussion with them. Please email GBR Support regarding the specific selection you wish to discuss. Please ensure you have your Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP) available and that it has been uploaded via this link before your discussion.
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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