Cadet & Junior World Championships 2020

URGENT UPDATE 12/03/2020:

In response to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are receiving reports that the Federation Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) has confirmed that the Cadet and Junior World Championships 2020 due to be held in Salt Lake City from 3rd April to the 11th April has now be postponed.

It is likely that it will not be held before September 2020.

We will be contacting the fencers and parents of all fencers selected to advise on next steps and the process to follow in terms of refunds, and selection and organisation of any future Cadet and Junior World Championship in 2020. Summary advice and guidance will be also provided below as soon as we have it.

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior World Championships 2020. It is also intended to provide information to non travelling parents and coaches.  Please check back to this page regularly for information updates.

If you cannot find the information you need on this page or by following the links provided please contact [email protected] in the first instance.  (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.)

3rd April  – 11th April  2020, Salt Lake City, USA


Applicable Selection Policies:

Junior Selection Policy can be found here.
Cadet Selection Policy can be found here.


Immediate Actions (February 2020)

If you think you might be selected (Juniors) or have been selected (Cadets) here are some steps to take now. Please read to the bottom of this information page first.

  • Check that your email address in the BF membership platform is up to date as we will be using this to contact you –
  • Check your passport will be valid for dates of travel.

VISA APPLICATION We would like to remind you that for the participation in the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Salt Lake City, you need to take care of the visa formality as soon as possible. Please follow the instructions on the website of the organisers: Click Here

The following are requirements regarding athletes under age 18 who are travelling to the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships.

If a child (under the age of 18) is travelling with only one parent or with someone who is not a parent or legal guardian, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strongly recommends that the accompanying adult have a note from the non-travelling parent (or, in the case of a child travelling with neither parent, a note signed by both parents) stating: “I acknowledge that my wife/husband/etc. is travelling out of the country with my son/daughter/group. He/She/They has/have my/our permission to do so.” Based on CBP advice, we strongly recommend that this note be notarized. Please join the passport copies.

If there is no second parent with legal custody of the child (e.g., the second parent is deceased, one parent has sole custody, etc.), relevant paperwork such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc., would be useful as well. For more information Click Here

  • Check your travel insurance – note that we have been alerted to potential issues with Sports Cover Direct policies where athletes (eg those in receipt of scholarships and grants) may be deemed professional and are therefore not covered. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm that you are sufficiently covered in your current financial and training circumstances.
  • If your personal coach wishes to attend please ask them to follow the instructions below.

Fencers to arrival days at the hotel in Salt Lake City.

Junior Sabre –  01/04/2020 Cadet Sabre  –  01/04/2020 Junior Foil –  03/04/2020 Cadet Foil –  04/04/2020 Junior Epee – 07/04/2020 Cadet Epee – 08/04/2020
Jon Salfield Pat Aiyenuro Chris Galesloot John Rees
Barnaby Halliwell Rory McLellan Cameron Evans Rafael Rhys-Pollitt Ben Andrews Alec Brooke
Julian Richards Sam Allen Isaac Jolley Oliver Strange James Jeal Joseph Walmsley
Luke Haynes Maximilian Cromie William Lonsdale Jaimie Cook Billy Shepherd Edward Scott-Payne
Bertie Holdsworth Lexie Craze Matthew Abrahams Carolina Stutchbury Harry Palmer Isabella Summers
Sophia Potter Bethany Brierley Yasmin Campbell Amelie Tsang Laura Sheffield Sophie Peat
Elsie Llewelyn Teagan Williams-Stewart Alexandra Powell Patrycja Krzyzaniak
Hannah O’Reilly Bronwen Granville Rachael Lever
Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson Mhairi McLaughlin Louise Sadler


Cadet and Junior Selection

The cut-off dates for Cadet and Junior qualification results are as per the Cadet and Junior calendars. Any discretionary forms must be completed and submitted in advance of this as per the relevant Selection Policy.
Cadet and Junior Squad Selections will be formally announced following the final qualifying event in the last weapon.

Junior Squad Selections will be announced week starting 20.01.2020.

Cadet Selection Policy can be found here.

Junior Selection Policy can be found here.


Mens Epee (J)
Ben Andrews Q -Accepted
James Jeal Q – Accepted
Billy Shepherd – Accepted
Harry Palmer – Accepted
NTR:  Nathan Foster

Womens Epee (J)
Laura Sheffield Q
Alexandra Powell Q – Accepted
Rachael Lever – Accepted
Louise Sadler – Accepted
NTR Maia Henderson-Roe

Mens Epee (C)
Alec Brooke Q – Accepted
Joseph Walmsley  Q Accepted
Edward Scott-Payne Q – Declined
NTR Louis Taiwo-Williams Q – Declined

Womens Epee (C)
Isabella Summers  Q – Accepted
Sophie Peat Q – Accepted
Patrycja Krzyzaniak Q – Accepted
NTR Keira Papadopoulos


Mens Sabre (J)
Julian Richards II Q
Barnaby Halliwell Q – Accepted
Luke Haynes – Accepted
Bertie Holdsworth – Accepted
NTR: Alexander Le Maitre

Womens Sabre (J)
Sophia Potter Q
Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson Q – Declined
Hannah O’Reilly – Accepted
Elsie Llewellyn – Declined
NTR: Bea Abram-Moore

Mens Sabre(C)
Rory McLellan Q – Accepted
Sam Allen Q – Accepted
Maximilian Cromie Q – Accepted
NTR: Ian Ho Q

Womens Sabre(C)
Lexie Craze Q
Bethany Brierley Q – Declined


Mens Foil (J)
Cameron Evans Q – Accepted
Isaac Jolley  Q – Accepted
William Lonsdale Q – Accepted
Matthew Abrahams Q – Accepted
NTR: Edmund Howlett

Womens Foil (J)
Yasmin Campbell Q
Teagan Williams-Stewart Q
Bronwen Granville Q – Accepted
Mhairi McLaughlin Q – Accepted
NTR: Phoebe Newton-Hughes

Mens Foil (C)
Rafael Rhys-Pollitt Q Accepted
Oliver Strange Q – Accepted
Jaimie Cook Q – Accepted
NTR Dario Stenbeck-Schiavo Q

Womens Foil (J)
Carolina Stutchbury  Q
Amelie Tsang Q – Accepted

Q = qualified, NTR = non travelling reserve

Accepted = Completed all the Sport 80 trip documents

Accepting Selection

You will receive an email from Sport:80. (If your name is showing as selected and you have not received an email please contact [email protected]). To accept your selection please follow the link in the email to log into the platform, click on the event and follow the entry process to pay the deposit amount shown by the deadline indicated. By accepting the selection and paying your deposit you are agreeing to  abide by all BF Policies and Procedures including:

Please note that due to the short timescales there will not be much time and if you do not accept the selection and pay you may risk being de-selected.


Photos of athletes need to be uploaded to the EFC web site (for cadet fencers competitions) or to FIE web site for juniors. That differentiation is due to the fact that cadets individual and team events are EFC competitions whilst junior individual and team competitions are FIE Junior World Cup competitions.   




Other Important Information

Official Tracksuits

The official tracksuit for the 2020 Cadet and Junior European and World Championships is the Nike branded tracksuit available here. Please note that the fulfilment time can be up to six weeks.

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



It is your responsibility to ensure your kit has the correct logos/patches and your equipment meets FIE standards.

A summary of the latest rule changes can be found here.

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 (again on the back arm). This can be done at any event where Leon Paul have a printing service or at the Leon Paul shop. We are currently checking whether a LP printing service will be at the Championships.

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.

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.


Expected Cost

Individual Entry Fees:  55 euros (payable in advance)
Team Entry Fees:  140 euros (payable in advance)
Transfer Costs:  40 dollars euros (payable in advance)
Hotel Costs:  159 – 200 dollars per room per night based on a twin room
Staff (Chef de Mission and Team Managers) Contribution: £65/athlete
Referee Fee:  TBC payable in advance, for this event this is levied by the organiser NOT by BF)

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

This subsidy typically amounts to several hundred pounds per athlete.


The team hotel will be Hampton Inn Salt Lake City – Downtown in Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

  • The Chef de Mission for the event will be Pat Aiyenuro
  • The Team Managers for the event will be Lorraine Rose
  • Events Safeguarding Officer will be Georgina Usher

GBR Coaches

Foil – Chris Galesloot
Sabre – Jon Salfield
Epee – John Rees


Authorised Personal Coaches

ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including –[1].pdf and

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.

The applications for accreditations of personal coaches for the cadets have exceeded the available applications. Accreditations will be awarded based on

  1. Coaches are up to date on the coach register
  2. If the fencers’ personal coaches has met the qualification standard for selection
  3. Coaches have consistently demonstrated suitable coaching behaviours and are not currently being investigated.
  4. Fencer selection place 1-4

To complete an application for accreditation as a Personal Coach please click here.


Visa and Foreign Office Advice


This Championship, we will not be centrally coordinating flights. This affords the fencer more travel options. The meeting points for fencers travelling to Salt Lake City will be the team hotel.

We will publish staff flight bookings allowing fencer to book the same flight.

Sabre Junior & Cadet

1st April 11.35 (LHR) 14.35 (SFO) VS19 – 1st April 16.59 (SFO) 19.49 (SLC) VS4507


Foil Junior & Cadet

Epee  Junior & Cadet

7th April 11.35 (LHR) 14.35 (SFO) VS19 – 7st April 16.59 (SFO) 19.48 (SLC) VS4507

Return Flights

12th April 11.00 (SLC) 16.36 (ATL) VS4505 – 12th April 17.59 (ATL) 07.20 (LHR) +1 VS4044

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:

  • Do not take liquids or gels in your hand luggage. (100mls or under in a transparent bottle is OK).
  • Do not take tool kit items in your hand luggage.
  • Do put your mask, jacket, plastron, breeches, glove, socks, and a spare handle (if you have one) in your hand luggage in case any fencing bags get lost.  (This means that all you need to borrow to fence is a sword if the worst happens.)
  • Do travel in comfortable clothing,  wearing trainers to travel in.
  • Do not wear any GBR marked clothing whilst travelling.
  • Do pack any phone batteries in your hand luggage
  • Do ensure that ALL your electronic equipment (phone, etc) is fully charged, and can be shown to be working. If it isn’t, it may be confiscated at security.


Independent Travel

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.

More Information

If you cannot find the information you need on this page please contact [email protected] in the first instance.  (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.)

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 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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