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:
BF Staff Team
Authorised personal coaches
EFC officials & referees
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 ).
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:
|Competition Start Date
|Cadet Men’s Epee
Cadet Women’s Foil
Cadet Women’s Sabre
|By noon on 20/02/24
|By 11:00 on 25/02/2024
|Cadet Women’s Epee
Cadet Men’s Foil
Cadet Men’s Sabre
|By noon on 21/02/24
|By 11:00 on 26/02/2024
|Junior Men’s Epee
Junior Women’s Foil
Junior Women’s Sabre
|By noon on 24/02/24
|By 11:00 on 29/02/2024
|Junior Women’s Epee
Junior Men’s Foil
Junior Men’s Sabre
|By noon on 25/02/24
|By 11:00 on 01/03/2024
Travel with Minors
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.
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.
Accepting Selection – tbc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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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