This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior European Championships 2023. 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 04/02/2023
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21 February – 28 February 2023, Tallinn, Estonia
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Selection will be according the the BF Selection Policy here. More selection information can be found here including discretionary information and links to all individual calendars where selection timescales and dates/points can be found for this and all other competitions.
Squad Athletes selected (listed alphabetically by surname):
|Epee Women||Epee Men||Foil Women||Foil Men||Sabre Women||Sabre Men|
|Sophia Gerhart Accepted||Cador Beautyman Accepted||Maddie Beard Accepted||Mihkel Archer Accepted||Ava Davies Accepted||Jacob Barr Accepted|
|Harriet Hillier Accepted||Tristan Lumineau Accepted||Megan Elliot Declined||Aarav Chaudhari Accepted||Keira Donnelly-Sallows Accepted||Yoji Hiyama Declined|
|Gabrielle Holland Accepted||Sameer Sunder-Rajan Accepted||Isabella Johnson Accepted||Callum Penman Accepted||Hui Xin Sezille Accepted||Alex Lister Accepted|
|Zoya Suresh Accepted||Cheney Zhu Accepted||Amelie Tsang||David Sosnov||Maya Sutton Accepted||Lucas Yuen Accepted|
|NTR: Reya Farlam||NTR: Noah Goryn||NTR: Zoe Wagstaff||NTR: Sebastian Beardmore-Esteban||NTR: Emily Fereday||NTR: Felix Groves Accepted|
|Epee Women||Epee Men||Foil Women||Foil Men||Sabre Women||Sabre Men|
|Imogen Bulman Accepted||Alec Brooke Accepted||Isabella Johnson Accepted||Jaimie Cook Accepted||Bethany Brierley Accepted||Samuel Allen Accepted|
|Julie Caron Accepted||David Perkins Accepted||Tamara Gavrilenko||Joe Donaghue Accepted||Lexie Craze Accepted||Max Cromie Accepted|
|Hannah LeBor Accepted||Louis Taiwo-Williams Accepted||Carolina Stutchbury Accepted||David Sosnov Accepted||Melissa Jane Accepted||Ian Ho Accepted|
|Sophie Peat Accepted||Joseph Walmsley Accepted||Amelie Tsang||Oliver Strange Accepted||Amy Westwell Accepted||Darcy Holdsworth Declined|
|NTR Abagael Black||NTR: Mike Maclennan||NTR: Sophie Tsang||Rafael Rhys Pollitt Accepted||NTR: Nicole Saunders||NTR: Roman Norris Accepted|
Athlete are expected to join the squad two days before their competition and leave after the team event. There will be a member of staff to meet everyone at the hotel.
Athlete Development Programme Subsidy: The Athlete Development Programme will be subsidising the cost to athletes of competing at the Europeans including:
a) paying for balance of the Chef de Missions, Team Managers 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 Sports Science Support
This subsidy typically amounts to several hundred pounds per athlete.
BF is delighted to announce a new 5-year partnership with Kukri to supply a full range of training and leisurewear, alongside a merchandise range and online shop.
For athletes to access the Championship section, a password will be provided. This password should not be shared with anyone. The range is exclusive to athletes that have been selected for major championships
A voucher will be provided to those athletes attending their first Major Championship to support the purchase of the new team wear.
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. This should appear on the back arm. For foilists and epeeists the logo patch should be sewn onto the back arm ideally above the GBR logo. Sabreurs will need to have their lames printed directly by Leon Paul. This can be done at any event where Leon Paul have a printing service or at the Leon Paul shop. Alternatively, you can contact [email protected] and they will send you patches to sew onto your lame jacket (you will need to specify the type of lame – eg lightweight).
Please note that NO logos of any description, other than the GBR national logo, should be on the breeches – the FIE rules changed in September 2019 (see here).
Please also note that the commemorative event patches should not be attached to the fencing jackets (or breeches) that you will be wearing at the event.
ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including – http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/gbr_coaches_policy_v1.0.pdf and http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/coaches_code_of_conduct.pdf.
Please Note: As there is a staff allocation that is less than the number of fencers attending we are unable to guarantee accreditation for all personal coaches. The personal coach allocation is split 50/50 between cadet and junior.
If the applications for accreditations of personal coaches for the cadets and juniors have exceeded the available applications. Accreditations will be awarded based on
To request accreditation Click Here –
Deadline for applications – 1st February 2023
There will be testing at the event.
Athletes: 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
This page will be updated as and when more information is available.
We are aware that the choice of direct flights to Tallinn have limitations in short supply from UK airports. For this trip, parents and athletes will be responsible for booking their flights to and from the event, ensuring that sufficient time is given to arriving at the meeting points. This includes taking any covid tests before the meeting takes place. BF will not be responsible for booking or changing any athletes flights for these championships. Due to the complexity of travel currently, we will be unable to advise on this area.
Please note any U18’s that needs chaperoning for travel please let us know and we will help to make arrangements where we can.
Other Travel Instructions
23kg will be enough for your fencing bag, providing you pack your fencing kit in your carry on case.
Do’s and Don’ts:
Athletes unable to travel from UK airports (eg athletes travelling from outside the UK) are permitted to choose to travel independently however they must not arrive on a later date or leave on an earlier date than the rest of the squad. Transfers need to be discussed with BF Head Office.
There will be a daily transfer provided by the competition organisers. All the details will be available at the hotel info point and at the info point of the competition venues.
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 socialising/eating with athletes.
Any breach of BF Code of Conduct may result in fines equivalent to any athlete subsidy paid by BF.
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