This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior World 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.
Updated: 8th December 2023 – Information overview
Updated 5th February 2024 – Travel Details – Entry and Exit and Visa applications
Updated 12th February 2024 – Updated Visa Deadline
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 12th to 20th April 2024
Link to organisers webpage: Riyadh 2024
There are some changes to the processes in place for 2024, so please read the information below even if you are familiar with attending World Championships.
On this Page:
BF Staff Team
Georgina Usher – Safeguarding Officer
Check that you have an valid FIE Licence
Check you have a valid Passport – (it should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date you arrive)
Pat Aiyenuro – 9th April – BA0263 (LHR) 21st April BA0262 (KKI)
Balazs Kurucz 15th April – BA0263 (LHR) 21st April BA0262 (KKI)
James Williams 16th April BA0263 (LHR) 21st April BA0262 (KKI)
Arrival & Departure – As a general rule for all Major Championships, fencers are expected to arrive to ensure they have two full days clear prior to competing. For example, if competing on Saturday, athletes should arrive at the hotel at the latest by Wednesday evening. Departure is the day after the event.
Based on the location of the Championships a travel assessment has been undertaken to confirm entry and exit points.
Latest Entry Points for this competition
|Competition State Date
|Exit Point Check Out
|Foil Team – Junior
|By Midnight on 09/04/24
|By 11:00 on 15/04/2024
|Foil Team Cadet
|By Midnight on 10/04/24
|By 11:00 on 14/04/2024
|Epee Team -Junior-
|By Midnight on 12/04/24
|By 11:00 on 18/04/2024
|Epee Team – Cadet
|By Midnight on 13/04/24
|By 11:00 on 17/04/2024
|Sabre Team – Junior
|By Midnight on 15/04/24
|By 11:00 on 21/04/2024
|Sabre Team – Cadet
|By Midnight on 16/04/24
|By 11:00 on 20/04/2024
Entry Requirements – for all passengers arriving in Saudi Arabia. More information will be published nearer the time. You are encouraged to monitor Entry requirements – Saudi Arabia travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for changes. BF team will also be checking on a regular basis.
GBR Support will submit a request for Visas for athlete and staff via the Local Organising Committee, further information will be provided post submission. Athlete are requested to make sure there passport details are upload on Sport 80. The GBR Support’s deadline for submitting the application for visas is 29th February 2024.
Travel with Minors
Minors traveling alone.
While minors can travel for the Championships on their own, they would need to have the following documents:
Minors Traveling with an Adult
Minors who are traveling with an adult who isn’t their parent or guardian are required to have the following documents:
Minor Fencers in Groups
The manager or coach of the group should have the following documents:
Grand Plaza Hotel – Takhasosi Riyadh
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.
c) covering the cost of ADP Coaches.
d) covering the cost of well-being support.
If you do not have the official tracksuit for the 2024 Cadet and Junior European and World Championships, we will be in contact to arrange the kit order.
It is your responsibility to ensure your kit has the correct logos/patches and your equipment meets FIE standards.
As part of the terms of the Leon Paul sponsorship arrangement, all athletes competing are required to wear a Leon Paul logo.
Athletes who are selected for major championships are encouraged to use the hashtag #GBRFencing on social posts.
Athletes, parents and coaches are encouraged to share their journey and experiences of major competitions. All social media content relating to this competition falls under the BF Code of Conduct. Please remember to ensure all images of fencing, including warming up and coaching reflect best practices in regards to conduct and safety.
ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including GBR-Coaches-Policy-v1.6.pdf (britishfencing.com)
More information – GBR Major Events – Requirements for Personal Coaches
To request accreditation: Click Here
Deadline for applications: 8th March 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 member of the squad is being 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 that 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 in accordance with 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:
There will be FIE Safeguarding Officers 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 that 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 a member of the ADP team will come back to you. Please note that we will not be able to reply to all emails personally but will update this page to answer the most common queries we receive.
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