2024 Cadet & Junior European Championships – Naples, Italy

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior European Championships 2024. It is also intended to provide information to non-travelling parents and coaches. Please check back to this page regularly for information updates.

Last updated: 6th February 2024 –
19/01/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches
26/01/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches
26/01/2024 Team hotel named
29/01/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches and costs confirmed
06/02/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches
12/02/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches and Staff
20/02/2024 Update: Addition of approved coaches and Staff

Location: Naples, Italy

Date: 22nd – 25th February – Cadets,  26th-29th – Juniors

Link to organisers’ webpage: Napoli 2024 – Europei Cadetti e Giovani di Scherma (napolifencing2024.it)

There are some changes to the processes for 2024, so please read the information below, even if you are familiar with attending the European Championships.

On this Page:

  • Staff Team
  • Hotel Information
  • Entry and Exit Points
  • Costs & Subsidies
  • Selection Information
  • Accepting Selection
  • Visa and Foreign Office Advice
  • Athlete Travel and Medical Form
  • Schedule
  • Authorised Personal Coaches
  • Anti Doping
  • Safeguarding
  • Discipline and Behaviour
  • Travel Information
  • Patches, Logos & Tracksuits


BF Staff Team

  • Chef de Mission – Pat Aiyenuro
  • Athlete Support – (Wellbeing) Matilda Mayne
  • Athlete Support (Physio) – Federica Balbi

ADP Coaches 

  • Epee Coaching Team Cadet and Juniors – Ian Lichfield and Oana Puiu
  • Foil Coaching Team Cadet and Juniors – Ben Peggs and Keith Cook
  • Sabre Coaching Team Cadet – Fran Whalley and Alex Bela
  • Sabre Coaching  Team Junior – James Williams and Balazs Kurucz

Authorised personal coaches 

  • Chris Buxton
  • Michael Swiffin
  • Pierre Harper
  • Dominique Szokolovics
  • David Sach
  • Tamas Kovacs
  • Daniel Robinson
  • Alex Agrenich
  • Don McKenzie
  • Can Aydin
  • Ziemowit Wojciechowski
  • Sally Peat
  • Peter Barwell
  • Anhelina Hoshko
  • Peter Barrett
  • Richard Lloyd-Jones

EFC officials & referees

  • Jon Willis – President of DT
  • Georgina Usher – EFC Event Safeguarding Officer
  • Luke Deamer – Referee
  • Mary Cohen – EFC Medical Committee

Immediate Actions

Check that you have a valid FIE Licence (for cadets that may be competing in the Junior event.)
Check you have a valid Passport – (an ‘expiry date’ at least three months after the day you plan to leave ).


Please read the generic instructions here.

Arrival & Departure

To support optimal performance for all Major Championships, fencers must arrive by the entry point to ensure sufficient event preparation and orientation time. For example, if competing on Saturday, athletes should arrive at the hotel by midday on Thursday at the latest. Departure is the day after the final event, often a Team event. Based on the location of the Championships, a travel assessment has been undertaken to confirm entry and exit points. The latest Entry Points for this competition are below:

Travel Group Squad Entry Point Competition Start Date Exit Point
Group 1 Cadet Men’s Epee
Cadet Women’s Foil
Cadet Women’s Sabre
By noon on 20/02/24 22/02/2024 By 11:00 on 25/02/2024
Group 2 Cadet Women’s Epee
Cadet Men’s Foil
Cadet Men’s Sabre
By noon on 21/02/24 23/02/2024 By 11:00 on 26/02/2024
Group 3 Junior Men’s Epee
Junior Women’s Foil
Junior Women’s Sabre
By noon on 24/02/24 26/02/2024 By 11:00 on 29/02/2024
Group 4 Junior Women’s Epee
Junior Men’s Foil
Junior Men’s Sabre
By noon on 25/02/24 27/02/2024 By 11:00 on 01/03/2024


Travel with Minors

  • Minors Accompanied by Adult – If a child under 18 is travelling with someone who is not a parent or a legal guardian, the supervising adult must have a written and signed statement certifying that they have parental consent for the child.
  • Unaccompanied Travel Options – tbc
  • Accompanied within an Official Group Options – tbc

Team Hotel

Magri’s Hotel Via Galileo Ferraris 118/a, 80146 Naples, Italy

Booking will be for five nights in twin rooms
Group 1 – 20th Feb to 24th Feb
Group 2 – 21st Feb to 25th Feb
Group 3 – 24th Feb to 29th Feb
Group 4 – 25th Feb to 1st Mar

Fencers who plan to arrive before or exit after the stated accommodation for the entry and exit points MUST source their own accommodation. BF cannot provide additional accommodation nights for athletes.

Expected Costs 

  • Individual Entry Fees:  120 euros (payable in advance based on 2023 figures Cost )
  • Hotel Costs: most athletes should expect to pay for five nights and should budget around £80  B&B per night, based on a twin room
  • Staff (Chef de Mission ) Contribution: £90/athlete
  • Admin Fee £30


Athlete Development Programme Subsidy: The Athlete Development Programme will be subsidising the cost to athletes of competing at the Europeans, including:
a) paying for the balance of the Chef de Missions Athlete Support Staff to attend the event.
b) covering team entry fees (140 euros per team based on 2023 figures).
c) covering the cost of ADP Coaches.
d) covering the cost of well-being support.

Selection Policies

GBR Selection Policies and Procedures

Accepting Selection – tbc

Official Tracksuits

We will contact you to arrange the kit order if you do not have the official tracksuit for the 2024 Cadet and Junior European and World Championships.

Here is more information about which tracksuit you need, vouchers, and how to order additional kits. 

As a reminder by the FIE rules, the Official National Tracksuit must be worn in full on the podium. (Not club tracksuits, cycling shorts, leggings etc)


You are responsible for ensuring your kit has the correct logos/patches and that your equipment meets FIE standards.

All athletes competing must wear a Leon Paul logo as part of the Leon Paul sponsorship arrangement terms.

For more information, read the GBR logos and patch instructions here.

Social Media

Athletes selected for major championships are encouraged to use the hashtag #GBRFencing on social posts.

Athletes, parents, and coaches are encouraged to share their journeys and experiences of major competitions. All social media content for this competition falls under the BF Code of Conduct. Please ensure that all fencing images, including warming up and coaching, reflect best practices regarding conduct and safety.

Authorised Personal Coaches

ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies, including GBR-Coaches-Policy-v1.6.pdf (britishfencing.com) and  http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/coaches_code_of_conduct.pdf.

More info: GBR Major Events – Requirements for Personal Coaches

To request accreditation: Click Here
Deadline for applications: 8th February 2024

If the applications for accreditation of personal coaches for the cadets and juniors have exceeded the available applications, then accreditations will be awarded based on coaches:

  • being up to date on the coach register
  • having met the qualification standard for selection
  • having completed the UKAD Anti-Doping course and uploaded the certificate to Sport 80
  • holding a valid EFC Licence.
  • consistently demonstrating suitable coaching behaviours and are not currently being investigated
  • having an up-to-date Coach Health Check – Personal Development Plan
  • being the coach of a fencer in selection places 1-4

Coach Register (Overseas) 
Coach Register (UK)

Discipline and Behaviour

By accepting Selection to represent GBR at any European and World Championships, you have already agreed to the British Fencing Codes of Conduct. Please act responsibly and sensibly and understand that we are one collective team, and respect and support for your fellow team members is expected and reasonable.

In addition, every squad member is supported by public funding and is expected to behave in a way that recognises the responsibilities that this brings. Funding to compete (whether from public or private sources) is not an entitlement, and we owe it to everyone who contributes to our participation to act as professionals and role models for our sport.

As a reminder, Youth events are alcohol-free for the entire duration of the stay, and any athlete consuming alcohol should expect to serve a ban following the published sanctions. Parents and Personal Coaches attending events are expected to support athletes and are respectfully requested to refrain from consuming alcohol if they are in the company of athletes.

Any breach of the BF Code of Conduct may result in fines equivalent to any athlete subsidy paid by BF.



There will be testing at the event.

Athletes are solely responsible for any banned substance they use, attempt to use, or that is found in their system, regardless of how it got there and whether or not they had an intention to cheat. Athletes must:

Please ensure you have met the relevant mandatory requirements for athlete, coach, parent/supporter training. 



FIE Safeguarding Officers will be at the event, and the FIE Safeguarding policy will be in place for all participants.

BF welfare policies and codes of conduct apply to athletes, coaches, parents and supporters associated with the GBR team.

There will also be mandatory training (which includes specific training on the FIE safeguarding policy) for all those selected and those who intend to accompany them.

More details here.

Further Information

If you cannot find the information you need on this page, please submit any questions to us via the form here, and an ADP team member will respond to you. Please note that we cannot reply to all emails personally, but we will update this page to answer the most common queries we receive.



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