Cadet & Junior World Championships 2022

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior World Championships 2022. 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: 19/03/2022

There are some changes to the processes in place for 2022, so please read the information below even if you are familiar with attending World Championships.

If you cannot find the information you need on this page or if you have any questions relating to this post, please submit them 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.

2nd  – 10th April  2022, Dubai, UAE



Staff Team

  • Chef de Mission – Patricia Aiyenuro
  • Team Manager – Steve Kemp
  • Team Manager  – Lorraine Rose

ADP Coaches

  • James Williams – Sabre
  • Balazs Kurucz – Sabre
  • Chris Galesloot  – Foil
  • Keith Cook – Foil
  • Ian Lichfield – Epee
  • John Rees – Epee

FIE Officials

(Members of BF that will be travelling to undertake official roles for the FIE)

  • FIE Safeguarding Officer – Georgina Usher (BF CEO)
  • Semi Commission Delegate – Janet Huggins
  • FIE Fair Play Delegate – Hilary Philbin  (BF President)

Immediate Actions (February 2022)

If you think you might be selected, 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 and more than six months after the return date.

Visa Application – You can get a visa on arrival valid for 30 days, provided your passport is valid for six months after the date of your expected return to the UK.


We will not be centrally coordinating or booking flights. This affords the fencer more travel options. The meeting point for fencers travelling to Dubai will be the team hotel. Athletes are welcome to book onto flights where staff members will be travelling noting that:

  1. The staff member travelling is not responsible for the athlete, the athlete is in principle ‘unaccompanied’.
  2. The staff member may need to cancel/change their flight at the last minute so it is not guaranteed they will be on the flight.


Expected Arrival and Departure Times in Dubai

As for all Major Championships, fencers are expected to arrive at least two days before the competition. For athletes travelling from the UK, they must arrive so they have two full days clear prior to competing, this is to allow travel recovery, COVID protocols, orientation to the competition venue, and to deal with any travel issues such as missing kit. For example, if competing on Saturday, athletes should arrive at the hotel at the latest by Wednesday evening.


  • Sabre 30/03/2022 – 05/04/2022

Sabre staff flights – James Williams & Balazs Kurucz

London to Dubai: BA Wednesday 30th March, 12.50 – 23.05

Dubai to London: Tuesday 5th April, 01.05 – 05.55


  • Foil 02/04/2022 – 08/04/2022

Foil staff flights – Chris Galesloot

London to Dubai (via Bahrain) GF2  Saturday 2nd April, 10.00 – 22.35

Dubai to London (Via Bahrain) GF501 Friday 8th April, 08.00 – 15.30

Keith Cook –

Edinburgh  (Via Istanbul)  TK1344 Friday 1st April,  10.50 – 02.25

Dubai (Via Istanbul) TK761  Monday 11th April, 02.05 – 09.50


  • Epee 5/04/2022 – 11/04/2022

Epee staff flights – John Rees  & Ian Lichfield

London To Dubai BA Tuesday 5th April, 12.50 – 23.05

Dubai to London Monday 11th April, 01.05 – 05.55


Team Hotel

Hotels for the squad (athletes, coaches, officials and accredited personal coaches) are booked by BF through the organisers and we have booked the Millennium Place Barsha Heights. We may be moved by the organisers. Parents should avoid booking into this hotel and under no circumstances should parents contact the hotel or the organisers to discuss accommodation arrangements for the BF squad. All communication will be handled through BF and you can submit your queries here.



Unaccompanied Travel

Individual Entry Fees:  55 euros (payable in advance)
Team Entry Fees:  140 euros (payable in advance)
Transfer Costs:  35-45  euros (payable in advance)
Hotel Costs:  6 nights  £100   per person 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 (ADP) Subsidy: The ADP will be subsidising the cost to athletes of competing at the Worlds including:
a) paying for the 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.



Selections for the upcoming Cadet & Junior Worlds Championships have been made according to the criteria published in the Board approved GBR Selection Policy v1.1 Approved 23.11.2021

Selection – Accepted and Completed Sport 80  (34 from 34 invites)  Date updated (19/03/2022)

Epee (11/11)

  • Alec Brooke
  • Cador Beautyman
  • Imogen Bulman
  • Julia Caron
  • James Jeal
  • Hannah LeBor
  • Charlotte Lattanzio
  • David Perkins
  • Isaac McKerr
  • Eleanor Taylor
  • Joseph Walmsley

Foil (11/11)

  • Emily Beardmore
  • Jaimie Cook
  • Megan Elliot
  • William Lonsdale
  • Callum Penman
  • Georgia Silk
  • David Sosnov
  • Carolina Stutchbury
  • Amelie Tsang
  • David Williams
  • Teagan Williams- Stewart

Sabre  (12/12)

  • Sam Allen
  • Bethany Brierley
  • Lexie Craze
  • Max Cromie
  • Thomas Heath
  • Ryuki Hiyama
  • Ian Ho
  • Darcy Holdsworth
  • Melissa Jane
  • Ellen Robbins Wilkinson
  • Amy Westwell
  • Zachary Woodward

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.

Athlete Photos

Photos of athletes need to be uploaded to the EFC website (for cadet fencers competitions) or to the FIE website 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.

Please send a passport-style photo to Head Office via [email protected] using the subject header ‘C&J Championship’

Official Tracksuits

If you do not have the official tracksuit for the 2022 Cadet and Junior European and World Championships, we will be in contact to arrange the kit order.

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 new Championship range.

We will provide a password for athletes to access the Championship range. This password should not be shared with anyone. The range is exclusive to athletes that have been selected for major championships.

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 supporting ADP camps and BF competitions, 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.

Social Media

Athletes who are selected for major championships are eligible to use the hashtag #GBRfencing on social posts.

The competition hashtag is #dubaiwfc2022

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 –[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.

Accreditations will be awarded based on

  1. Coaches are up to date on the coach register.
  2. If the fencers’ personal coaches have 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. Incomplete applications, applications with lapsed coach accreditation criteria will not be considered. The deadline for applications is 7th March 2022.

For guidance on GBR Coach Accreditations click here

Authorised Personal Coaches

Peter Barwell
Ziemowit Wojciechowski
Alex Bela
Linda Strachan
Pierre Harper
Tamas Kovacs
Michael Swiffin
Sebastian Pallier
Jon Salfield

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 the BF Code of Conduct may result in fines equivalent to any athlete subsidy paid by BF.

Visa and Foreign Office Advice

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.


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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