Cadet & Junior European Championships 2019

Last updated: 30:01:2019

21st February – 3rd March 2019, Foggia, Italy



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.)

Immediate Actions

If you think you might be selected (Juniors) or have been selected (Cadets) here are some steps to take now:

  • 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.
  • 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 you haven’t already, start saving money! The deadline to pay after selections are confirmed will be extremely short so you should try and make sure you have money ready to transfer from 6.1.2019.
  • If your personal coach wishes to attend please ask them to follow the instructions below.
  • Do not book flights or accommodation – please read the travel information at the bottom of the page.


The cut-off dates for qualification results are indicated here. Any discretionary forms must be completed and submitted in advance of this as per the relevant Selection Policy.

Squad Selections will be formally announced following the final qualifying event in the last weapon.

Junior Squad Selections will be announced week starting 20.01.2019 – updated 15.01.2019

Junior Selection Policy can be found here.

Cadet Selection Policy can be found here.

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 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 selection and pay you may risk being de-selected.

Junior (U20)

Mens Epee
Will East Q – Accepted
Ben Andrews Q – Accepted
Antoine Belot  – Accepted
Dylan Morrison – Accepted
George Morris (Team Only) Accepted

Womens Epee
Laura Sheffield Q – Accepted
Avery Louis – Accepted
Maia Henderson-Roe – Accepted
Alex Powell – Accepted
NTR Abigail Watkins

Mens Sabre
Barnaby Halliwell Q – Accepted
Ian Ren Q – Declined
Jamie Craze – Accepted
Bertie Holdsworth  – Accepted
NTR Julian Richards II – Accepted

Womens Sabre
Caitlin Maxwell Q – Accepted
Maia Fashokun – Declined
Catriona Thomson – Accepted
Sophia Potter – Accepted
Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson – Accepted

Mens Foil
Connor Head  Q – Accepted
Dominic de Almeida  Q – Accepted
Sebastian Pallier Q – Accepted
William Lonsdale Q – Accepted
Isaac Jolley (Team Only) – Accepted

Womens Foil
Mhairi Mclaughlin – Accepted
Seville Babaeva – Accepted
Teagan Williams-Stewart -Declined
Bronwen Granville – Accepted
Helosie Hardie – Accepted

Q = qualified, NTR = non travelling reserve

Cadet (U20)

Mens Epee
Jacob Foulsham  Q –  Accepted
Isaac McKerr    Q  – Accepted
Harry Baston-Hall  Q  – Accepted
James Jeal   Q  – Accepted

NTR  Edward Scott-Payne Q

Womens Epee
Eva Reston   Q  – Accepted
Rachael Lever   Q –  Accepted
Maisie McCormack   Q – Accepted
Isabella Summers – Accepted
NTR  Eleanor Taylor

Mens Sabre
Darcy Holdsworth Q  – Accepted
Rory McLellan – Accepted
Sam Freeman – Accepted
Maximillian Cromie – Accepted
NTR Samuel Allen

Womens Sabre
Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson –  Accepted
Erin Corcoran  – Accepted
Elsie Llewellyn – Accepted
Bethany Brierley   – Accepted
NTR Bea Abram-Moore

Mens Foil
Cameron Evans  Q – Accepted
Rafael Rhys-Pollitt    Q – Accepted
William Lonsdale Q – Accepted
Harry Gray –  Accepted
NTR Joe Donaghue

Womens Foil
Teagan Williams-Stewart – Accepted
Emily Beardmore – Accepted
Georgia Silk  – Accepted
Henna Raiyat  – Accepted
NTR Martha Bird


Photos of athletes should be either uploaded to 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.  (updated 15.01.2019)

Official Tracksuits

The official tracksuit for the 2019 Cadet and Junior European and World Championships is the Nike branded tracksuit available here.

Athletes that do not already have a tracksuit (i.e. those athletes that did not compete in the 2018 Championships) will be sent a voucher to purchase a discounted tracksuit.

Expected Cost

Individual Entry Fees:  60 euros (payable in advance)

Team Entry Fees:  200 euros (payable in advance)

Flight & Transfer Costs: £300

Hotel Costs: Research of the listed hotels, identified one suitable hotel,  the Hotel Cicolell, most athletes should expect to pay for 7 nights and should budget around £80 B&B per night., based on a twin room –  updated 15.01.2019

Staff (Chef de Mission and Team Managers) Contribution: £65/athlete

Athlete Development Programme Subsidy: The Athlete Development Programme will be subsidising the cost 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 (200 euros per team)

c) Covering the cost of ADP Coaches – updated 15.01/2019

The money raised at the C&J Awards dinner totalled £840 and this will be used to subsidise the coaches attending the event.


The team hotel will be Hotel Cicolell, Viale XXIV Maggio 60 71100 FOGGIA –


  • The Chef de Mission for the event will be James Williams
  • The deputy Chef de Mission will be Marie Pauline MacKinnon
  • The Team Managers for the event will be Lyn Robinson,  Megan Beddoe, Stuart Haw.
  • The Team Medic for the event will be Ben Weedon


GB Coaches 

Chris Galesloot
Tim Miles
Glen Golding
Dominique Szokolovics

Jon Salfield
Stuart Marshall
Nikolai Dinev
Sarah Ellis

John Rees
Olga Campofreda

Authorised Personal Coaches 

  • Chris Buxton – Barnaby Halliwell
  • Bence Juhasz – Maia Henderson-Roe
  • Pasquale Capuano – Ben Andrews
  • Oana Puiu- Laura Sheffield
  • Phil Carson – Rory McLellan & Sam Freeman
  • Anthony Klenczar – James Jeal
  • Steve Cowan – Henna Raiyat
  • Anna Katkova – Cameron Evans
  • Ian Lichfield – Jacob Foulsham
  • Pierre Harper – Georgia Silk
  • Linda Strachan – Teagan Williams-Stewart
  • Christopher Howser – Rachael Lever & Maisie McCormack
  • Steven Davey – Eva Reston
  • Alex Beardmore – Emily Beardmore

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

Please Note: As there is a staff allocation that is less that 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 has 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

Updated 15/01/2019

Visa and Foreign Office Advice


For safety and security reasons we will not be supporting multiple travel dates. BF have made advance group bookings with BA for flights between Gatwick South Terminal  and Naples and the team will travel together out and back on the following dates:

Out WS/MF – 20th Feb
Out MS/WF/ME/WE – 21st Feb
Back All – 27th Feb

Out WS/MF – 25th Feb
Out MS/WF/ME/WE – 26st Feb
Back All – 4th Mar

All flights out are scheduled for: 14:30 -18:05 (Gatwick – Naples)
All flights in are scheduled for 18:55-20:45 (Naples – Gatwick)
(Local time)

All flight groups can be found here: FOGGIA – TRAVEL INFORMATION

Flights Hand baggage* Checked baggage*


London to Naples 1 handbag/laptop bag, plus 1 additional cabin bag 1 bag at 23kg (51lbs)
Naples to London 1 handbag/laptop bag, plus 1 additional cabin bag 1 bag at 23kg (51lbs)
British Airways hand baggage sizes and weight limitations British Airways checked baggage sizes and weight limitations


23kg will be enough for your fencing bag, providing you pack your fencing kit in your carry on case. 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.  Please 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. Make sure you travel in comfortable clothing,  wear trainers to travel in. Do not wear any GBR clothing whilst traveling.


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 London 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 can be arranged with the competition organisers via BF for independent travellers from Bari airport or Foggia station. Please note BF are unable to arrange transfers from Naples for independent travellers due to safety and security reasons.

In the event that not all the seats on the group bookings (flight and transfers)are required BF will make these available to personal coaches and parents. If you are interested in applying for one of these please email [email protected].

Daily Transfer

There will be a daily transfer provided by the competition organisors. All the details will be available at the hotel info point and at the info point of the competition venue.

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.)



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