Discretionary Selection

Unless the relevant selection policy states otherwise any application for a discretionary place must be done by completing and submitting a GBR Discretionary Selection Form.

The responsibility to inform selectors of any results or mitigating factors which would support the discretionary case lies with the athlete. It is not the role of independent Selectors or the ADP to construct cases to support individual athletes and therefore no assumptions should be made regarding existing or prior knowledge of factors to be taken into account.

Athletes must ensure that information contained within these forms are up to date at the time when the selection meeting occurs.

It is not expected that athletes complete multiple discretionary forms at the start of the season on the basis of ‘just in case’ they fall outwith the selection zone.  The only exception to this will be on medical grounds.

Athletes that are part of the GBR Athlete Development Programme must supply an up to date copy of their Athlete Profile as part of their discretionary application. Athletes that are not part of the programme are still expected to provide an up to date competition and training programme, but there is no requirement to use the BF Template.

Unless stated otherwise, applications for discretionary selection must be received by midnight 2 weeks before any published selection date.  BF will confirm receipt by email and no form will be considered submitted unless that acknowledgement is received.


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