Age Group Definitions

Typically your age group for the season is based on the age you are on 1st January.

Age Groups:

Years showing are the last eligible year of birth. So, for example to be eligible for U14 in the 22-23 season you can be born in 2009 or later. But if you are born in 2008 you fall into the U16 category.

22-23 23-24 24-25 25-26
U12 2011 2012 2013 2014
U14 2009 2010 2011 2012
U16 2007 2008 2009 2010
U17 (Cadet) 2006 2007 2008 2009
U18 2005 2006 2007 2008
U20 (Junior) 2003 2004 2005 2006
U23 2000 2001 2002 2003

 

Cadet (U17)

Fencers who are under the age of 17 on 1st January in the calendar year.

Minimum Age for Cadet Events in the UK – Fencers must be at least 11 on 1st January in order to compete in any UK cadet events in that calendar year.

 

Juniors (U20s)

Fencers who are under the age of 20 on 1st January in the calendar year.

Minimum Age in the UK – Fencers must be at least 13 on the day of the event

 

Seniors

No upper limit.

Minimum Age in the UK – Fencers must be at least 13 on the day of the event.

 

Minimum Ages for International Competition

Fencers must have reached their 13th birthday before they may apply for an FIE licence (FIE rule o.29 )

 

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