Cadet & Junior Worlds Championships 2023

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Cadet and Junior World 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 21/12/2022

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1 April – 12 April  2023, Plovdiv , Bulgaria 

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Leadership Team

Chef-de-mission – Pat Aiyenuro

Team Manager – TBC

Team Manager – TBC

Epee Coach – Ian Lichfield & TBC

Sabre Coach –  TBC & TBC

Foil  Coaches – Keith Cook & TBC

Pathway Director – Steve Kemp


Selection will be according the the BF Selection Policy here. Selection points can be found here.

Entry & Exit Points

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.

Entry Points
Sabre – 29th March
Foil – 30th March
Epee – 31st March

Exit points
Sabre – between 3rd and 4th April
Foil – between 6th and 7th April
Epee -between 9th and 10th April


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.

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.

Accreditations will be awarded based on

  1. Coaches are up to date on the coach register
  2. Have a written coaching development plan or Coaching Health Check
  3. Been attending the other competitions with the selected athletes through the season, with recent Major Event experience.
  4. Been actively involved in producing a documented IADP with the athlete/s they are coaching. If they are not doing this they are not a performance coach.
  5. Have an individual documented plan which covers not only competition day but their preparation (attendance at pre-competition briefing, pre-comp camps or training day)
  6. Have a set of personal behaviours aligned with a credible performance coach


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.


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