FIE Satellites (Senior)

Satellite competitions were introduced to the FIE calendar to develop fencing in specific geographic regions. Results at satellites are also awarded points for the official FIE ranking. A full list of the FIE Satellite events is available on www.fie.org.

 

Entries

Entry to FIE Satellite competitions are governed by the conditions of the particular competition and/or FIE regulations and any fencer must meet any such conditions/regulation to be considered for selection including holding an FIE licence.

Athletes wishing to be entered for an FIE Satellite should complete this form   and return to  headoffice@britishfencing.com. GBR entries are on a first come, first served basis, as there are currently no British Fencing selection criteria for entry. Athletes must have competed in the Senior National Championships.

Entries should be submitted to BF 4 weeks prior to the event.  After 4 weeks late entries will be accepted only on the condition that if the entry increases the referee requirement the late entrant (fencer) must source and fund 100% of any additional referee required as per the FIE/EFC competition regulations or pay the referee fine. Late entries must be received no later than 10 working days prior to the event.  In exceptional circumstances BF will accept late entries after the 10 working days deadline – these are at the FIE’s discretion and a fine of €150 will be charged by the FIE, alongside a fine of £50 charged by BF – the fencer wanting the late entry will still be responsible for the payment of the fine and resourcing any associated refereeing requirement/referee fine.  Fencers should only book their flights and accommodation once they have received confirmation of their entry.

To order your FIE licence log into your membership portal at bf.sport80.com then click on the licence tab on the left.

 

Referee Requirements

A maximum of 4 fencers per country can compete without a referee, 5-9 entries 1 referee 10 or more entries 2 referees.  See entry form for further details.

All fencers are expected to check online FIE or EFC entry lists as the event approaches and actively liaise with the other team members with regards to arranging referees.  Failure to engage in the process to discuss sourcing referees does not mean that you are not liable for costs.  Any athlete that withdraws once a requirement for a referee is identified is still responsible for their share of refereeing costs.

The FIE fine is currently €1000 if the referee requirements are not met.

Fencers should regularly check the entries on the FIE website here: www.fie.org/competitions.

 

Withdrawal

The FIE will fine any athlete that fails to notify them of withdrawal or fails to provide sufficient and adequate information for the withdrawal.

Withdrawal from the event will incur a fine if past the entry deadline and the fencer will be responsible for the full amount of the fine.  Withdrawals from events must be requested via email to headoffice@britishfencing.com at least 3 working days prior to the entry deadline to ensure this deadline is met.  No refund of administration charges will be due.

There are exceptions for medical reasons.  Athletes withdrawing for medical reasons should complete a Medical Form and email it to  headoffice@britishfencing.com.  Please complete carefully and in full.  Athletes will be solely liable for any FIE fines incurred.

 

Coaches

Athletes must ensure that the coaches that accompany them are on the BF Coaches Register, or the equivalent Federation Coaching Register if you are supported by a coach that is not based in the UK. If the coach is providing lessons, the coach must have a Level 2 qualification or above. Please note that the BF Codes of Conduct and the GBR Coaches Policy applies to all coaches.

 

National Logo

From September 2019, the FIE has introduced a new rule that all athletes competing in FIE Satellites are required to display the National Logos (ie the GBR patch).

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