05/02/2019- GBR

GBR World Cadet Championships, Torun 2019

Last season there was a decision to send full squads to the Cadet Worlds to provide development opportunities.  10 fencers were selected on that basis using  discretionary places.  This season there are a number of fencers that have not achieved the level of performance to present the case for a discretionary place.  Based on current results, it was felt a discretionary place would potentially be detrimental to the fencers’ development in the longer term and would devalue the excellent performances achieved by those fencers that have qualified directly.

However, due to the variability of some results, it was felt that fencers could have one further opportunity to demonstrate the level of performance that would provide confidence that selection for the Worlds is  suitable for their development.

Therefore, places will be filled for the GBR Cadet Worlds team in line with the selection policy as follows:

1) Qualified directly

2) Selected now via a discretionary place

3) Where places remain, further discretionary places *may* be offered to fencers who achieve suitable performance levels at the European Championships.

BF is delighted to announce the following selections for the upcoming Cadet  World Championships which will be held in Torun, Poland,  from 6th  to 14th April  2019.  Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches.

Mens Epee
Jacob Foulsham  Q
Isaac McKerr    Q
Harry Baston-Hall  Q

NTR James Jeal  Q

Womens Epee
Eva Reston   Q
Maisie McCormack   Q
Rachael Lever D

Mens Sabre
Darcy Holdsworth Q
Rory McLellan D
Sam Freeman D

Womens Sabre
No discretionary places awarded

Mens Foil
Cameron Evans  Q
Rafael Rhys-Pollitt Q
David Williams Q

NTR William Lonsdale Q

Womens Foil
No discretionary places awarded 

Q = qualified, NTR = non travelling reserve

Next Steps

Full information for athletes parents and personal coaches can be found here. Please make sure you have read the information provided carefully and take the appropriate action.  Please note the expected travel arrangements and restrictions around independent travel which may be different to previous years.

Fencers will shortly receive an email containing instructions for payments due. Athletes who have not made payments will not be confirmed.  Any athlete that clicks to accept a place and subsequently fails to make a payment by the due date may be charged an administration fee.  More information can be found here.

Please note that the TM is not responsible for the welfare of any athlete that chooses to travel on a different flight until they arrive at the hotel at which point the TM will take over welfare responsibilities until the agreed exit point (hotel or venue).

Queries about selection?

Information regarding selection and appeals is found here.

For athletes wishing to appeal please ensure that you have read all the relevant documents (in particular the relevant selection policy) and follow the instructions within the timescales indicated.

If you have any queries regarding why you have not been selected please ensure you have carefully read the selection policy that can be found here. Using this selection policy and the ranking and results information available please then talk to your personal coach. If there are any outstanding queries you should email [email protected], cc’ing your personal coach.

Personal Coaches

If you wish to apply to attend in the capacity of a personal coach you must register in advance with BF.  Please note spaces are limited.  Deadline for applications is March 1st 2019

Full information for personal coaches can be found here.




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