GBR Athlete
Development Programme

The objective of the Athlete Development Programme (ADP) is to deliver a six weapon programme through which every GBR athlete aged between 15 and 23 can access development opportunities that supports them to maximise their potential. The ADP is not designed to replace the personal development programmes provided by clubs and personal coaches that existing and aspiring GBR athletes will be following, but to complement, help and support these athletes to make the transition between top level domestic and top level international performance and ultimately become successful senior athletes.

The 2021 goals of the GBR ADP are to:

  • Put in place a sustainable world leading ADP which produces
    robust and resilient GBR senior athletes.
  • Achieve an average Junior GBR Team World Rankings of top 10 by 2021.
  • Maximise athlete development opportunities for athletes aged 15-23 through an aligned delivery structure which includes Club, DiSE (formally known as AASE), GBR Development Centres, GBR Development Camps And Home Country Development programmes.
  • Provide opportunities to GBR athletes to support a lifelong and meaningful participation in the fencing community.

The programme will deliver activities for athletes through:

Delivery of the GBR ADP goals will also be underpinned by the activities in the other GBR programmes.

The GBR Athlete Development Programme is funded by Sport England and Department for Education (DiSE).

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