11/12/2023- Selection


GB Women’s Foil preliminary squad selected for the European Fencing Confederation (EFC) Cadet event in Poznan, Poland.

Published 11/12/2023
Last updated 21/12/2023

The following athletes are now invited to attend the EFC Cadet event in Poznan. 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.


Competition Date: 13th – 14th January 2024

Deadline to accept the invitation and make full payment on Sport80: Within 96 hours upon receipt of invitation – Please note that invitations shall be sent as soon as possible due to issues with Sport80 invites

Competition details (known as Reglements). Please make sure you read the invitation carefully.

Madeline Beard
Victoria Amore
Katie Johnson 
Lev-Jac Hu
Abigael McVinnie 
Indigo Zaffino
Lauren Byrne – declined
Sophie Ho
Emily Clement
Gloriosa Sung
Imogen Cook
Jessica Beechey – declined
Isabella Mangalit – declined
Ines Goyarrola
Isabelle Hopkinson
Thandie Nash – declined
Lilwen Quan-Nicholls – declined
Emily Walshe – declined
Alexia Hardie
Alexandra Salas



Team 1
Madeline Beard
Victoria Amore
Katie Johnson 
Lev-Jac Hu
Team 2
Abigael McVinnie – declined
Indigo Zaffino
Lauren Byrne – declined
Sophie Ho
Emily Clement
Team 3
Gloriosa Sung
Isabella Manlangit – declined
Ines Goyarrola
Isabelle Hopkinson

We are only selecting three teams for this EFC cadet competition. Those not selected for the teams will be the reserves for the team events.

ADP Coaches Attending the Event

Trip Costs/Athlete Contributions
As travel and accommodation costs have increased in the current climate, we have had to increase the travel and administration costs to reflect this. The costs now are:

  • Administration fee: £20
  • Referee Contribution: £145

Each EFC squad of 15 fencers will require three referees (or a 1000 euro fine per missing referee).

Please note that unless notified otherwise, your place must be accepted and paid for within three working days of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80).

Selection Queries
Carefully read the selection policy, which can be found here, if you believe there is an error in ranking calculations or policy application.

Queries regarding discretionary applications should contact GBR Support using the Pathway/ADP Query Form. Ensure you have your Individual Athlete Development Plan (IADP) available and that it has been uploaded via this link before contacting BF.

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.

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.

Accredited Personal Coaches
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. All coaches, including personal coaches, must be on the BF Coaching Register and not coach against fellow GBR fencers during international competitions.

The parent or athlete is responsible for ensuring that the athlete can enter the competition host country, has a valid passport and meets the host country’s entry requirements. Parents are responsible for travel arrangements and the welfare of athletes on cadet trips. Read the ‘Foreign travel advice’ section of the gov.uk website for further details.

As per the selection policy.

EFC Licence – you need a licence to compete
You need a valid EFC licence for the 2023-24 season to compete in this competition. Your must apply for this via Sport80 before accepting your place at this event.

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

For complete instructions click here.

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 get in touch with BF using the Pathway/ADP Query Form.

Other Important Information
All selections are subject to possessing a British passport/certificate of British Citizenship. This must be uploaded to Sport80 and approved by BF before you can accept your place on this trip.

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 process the entries through the EFC once all entries are finalised. Entries are done 14 days before the deadline on a Thursday.

Equipment Requirements

  • FIE equipment required- (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 needed 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 complete working order, with all weapons and bodywires tested for continuity, resistance, and weight. It would be best to 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.

Please check to make sure you meet the FIE requirements. Further information can be found here.

Accepting Your Place
An invitation email from Sport80 will follow this post within 24 hours. Unless notified otherwise, all places must be accepted within three working days of notification from the BF membership platform (Sport80).

Fencers must confirm the selection by following the instructions in the invitation email, including making any payments due. Athletes who have not made payment in full and completed the registration form within the deadlines will forfeit their place to any remaining reserves.

Any athlete who accepts and pays for their place but fails to appear at the event may be liable for any EFC fines.

For further information about anti-doping, kit requirements and guides to weapons checks, please visit the GBR Cadet Zone.

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