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 15/03/2023

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1 April – 9 April  2023, Plovdiv , Bulgaria 

Information for Delegations

Leadership Team

Chef-de-mission – Pat Aiyenuro
Team Manager – Ben Peggs
Team Manager – Shelley Robinson
Epee Coach – Ian Lichfield & Richard Lloyd-Jones
Sabre Coach –  Fran Whalley  & Niki Dinev
Foil  Coaches – Keith Cook & Dominique Stowell
Athlete Support – Jojo Dawes


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


Hotel Imperial  6, ul. “Lev Tolstoy” str, 4017 Plovdiv,
Hotels for the squad (athletes, coaches, officials and accredited personal coaches) are where applicable are booked by BF through the organisers. If available. Personal Coaches can book  direct with the hotel, if this option is available. 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.

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
Junior Sabre – 30th March
Cadet Sabre – 31st March
Junior Foil – 2nd April
Cadet Foil – 3rd April
Junior Epee – 5th April
Cadet Epee – 6th April

Exit points
Junior Sabre – 4th April
Cadet Sabre – 3rd April
Junior Foil – 7th April
Cadet Foil – 6th April
Junior Epee – 10th April
Cadet Epee – 9th April

Individual Entry Fees:  55 euros (payable in advance)
Team Entry Fees:  140 euros (payable in advance)
Transfer Costs:  98 euros  return from Sofia (payable in advance)
Hotel Costs:  5 nights for Juniors and 3 nights for Cadets.  70 euros  per person per room per night based on a twin room
Staff (Chef de Mission and Team Managers) Contribution: £70/athlete
Referee Fee:  TBC payable in advance, (for this event this is levied by the organiser NOT by BF)

The best airport to fly into is Sofia.

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.

Authorised Personal Coaches

ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including GBR-Coaches-Policy-v1.6.pdf ( and

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

Authorised Personal Coaches

James Williams
Alex Bela
Chris Buxton
Mike Swiffin
Peter Barwell
Jon Salfield
Pierre Harper
David Sach
Ziemowit Wojciechowski
Sam Boyle
Ronan Gustin
Tamas Kovacs
Sally Peat
Dmitri Romankov


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


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.

This page will be updated as and when more information is available.


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