2024 Cadet & Junior World Championships – Riyadh, KSA

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
Updated 28th February 2024 – Updated staff flights  details and added travel plan links and approved Personal Coaches
Updated 7th March 2024 Updated staff flight details and Flight date change Ben Peggs 9th to 10th
Updated 2nd April 2024 added Minor Athlete Travel Form
Updated 7th April 2024 – Coaching role change

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:

  • Staff Team
  • Hotel Information
  • Entry and Exit Points
  • Costs & Subsidies
  • Selection Information
  • Accepting Selection
  • Visa and Foreign Office Advice
  • Athlete Travel and Medical Form
  • Sports Therapy
  • 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) Kristie Urwin
  • 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 Junior  – Can Aydin and Balazs Kurucz

FIE Officials

Georgina Usher – Safeguarding Officer

ADP Personal Coaches 

David Sach
Joseph Buxton
Alex Bela
Sally Peat
Peter Barwell
Ziemowit Wojciechowski
Tamas Kovacs

Immediate Actions

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)

Flight Details (Staff)

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)
Ian Lichfield – 11th April – BA0263 (LHR) 18th April BA262 (KKI)
Oana Puiu – 13th April – SV110 (LHR) 18th April SV121 (KKI)
Kristie Urwin – 10th April – SV110 )LHR) 20h April SV117 (KKI)
Ben Peggs – 10th April – SV110 (LHR) 15th April SV121 (KKI)
Keith Cook – 9th April  – QR32  + QR1168 (EDI) 15th April TK1343 + TK141 (KKI)


Please read the generic instructions here.

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

Travel Group Squad Entry Point Competition State Date Exit Point Check Out
Group 1 Foil Team – Junior By Midnight  on 09/04/24 12/04/2024 By 11:00 on 15/04/2024
Group 2 Foil Team Cadet By Midnight  on 10/04/24 13/04/2024 By 11:00 on 14/04/2024
Group 3 Epee Team  -Junior- By Midnight  on 12/04/24 15/04/2024 By 11:00 on 18/04/2024
Group 4 Epee Team  – Cadet By Midnight  on 13/04/24 16/04/2024 By 11:00 on 17/04/2024
Group 5 Sabre Team – Junior By Midnight  on 15/04/24 18/04/2024 By 11:00 on 21/04/2024
Group 6 Sabre Team – Cadet By Midnight  on 16/04/24 19/04/2024 By 11:00 on 20/04/2024

Travel Plans – Please complete the travel and emergency form ASAP. To access the form click here

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:

  • A signed FIE minor athlete travel form and signed by a legal guardian (Minor Athlete Travel Form )
  • A letter from the minor’s national fencing federation stating that the minor is participating in the 2024 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Riyadh

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:

  • A signed FIE minor athlete travel form  (Minor Athlete Travel Form )
  • Passport copies of parents or legal guardians
  • A signed letter of consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian

Minor Fencers in Groups

The manager or coach of the group should have the following documents:

  • A letter on the group’s official letterhead stating the name of the group, supervising adult, and name of each fencer in the group, along with their address, phone number, date and place of birth, and the name of at least one of the minor’s parents
  • A signed letter of consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian
  • A signed FIE minor athlete travel form
  • Passport photographs of the parents or legal guardians of each team member

Team Hotel

Grand Plaza Hotel – Takhasosi Riyadh

Expected Costs 

  • Individual Entry Fees:  55 euros
  • Hotel Costs: Junior athletes should expect to pay for six nights and Cadets for four nights and should budget around £100  Half Board per night, based on a twin room
  • Staff (Chef de Mission ) Contribution: £90/athlete
  • Admin Fee £30
  • Transfer Fee (optional) 90 euros


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.

Selections Policies

GBR Selection Policies and Procedures

Official Tracksuits

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.

More information about which tracksuit you need, vouchers and how to order additional kit here. 

As a reminder in accordance with the FIE rules the Official National Tracksuit must be worn in full on podiums. (No club tracksuits, cycling shorts, leggings etc)



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.

For more information read the GBR logos and patches instructions here.

Social Media

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.

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 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:

  • 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 FIE 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

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 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:

Please ensure you have met the relevant Athlete, Coach, Parent/Supporter Training mandatory requirements. 



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.

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 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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