Senior European Championships 2022

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Senior European Championships 2022. Please check back to this page regularly for information updates.  (Page Updated 16.55 – 1/06/2022)

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16th – 22nd June 2022 – Antalya, Turkey

https://www.euroantalya2022.com/

Leadership Team

James Williams – Chef-de-mission
Johnny Davis – Team Manager
Lorraine Rose – Team Manager
Steve Kemp – Head of Delegation

GBR Coaches

Ian Lichfield*
James Williams

* Funded by the Epee Club

Senior Selection

Senior 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 shelley.robinson@britishfencing.com. 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:

You are also accepting that you and your parents (if you are U18) understand the expectations on athletes competing for GBR which are laid out here. Athletes unable to meet these expectations should contact us before accepting selection.

Hotel

Suit Laguna Hotel
Half Board, breakfast and dinner is booked at the hotel
Twins rooms are booked for athletes unless otherwise requested.

Costs

Individual Entry Fees:  120 euros (payable in advance)
Transfer Costs:  35-45  euros (payable in advance) -Optional
Hotel Costs:  6 nights  £50  per person per room per night based on a twin room
Other costs, such as Team entry and Staff Costs  covered by BF and the Epee Club

Entry and Exit Points

If you require earlier entry point, please let Shelley Robinson know in advance – shelley.robinson@britishfencing.com

Foil Women Arrive 15th June Depart 21st June
Sabre Men Arrive 15th June Depart 21st June
Epee Women Arrive 16th June Depart 22nd June
Foil Men Arrive 16th June Depart 22nd June
Epee Men Arrive 17th June Depart 23rd June
Sabre Women Arrive 17th June Depart 23rd June

 

Athlete Travel and Medical Form

All athletes and staff are required to complete the athlete travel and medical form. Please complete this form by Tuesday 24th May at 17:00

Official Tracksuits

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 online shop.

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

A voucher will be provided to athletes to support the purchase of the new team wear. With your permission, we would like to share your name and email address with our commercial partner so they can provide this service. They will only be using your contact details for these purposes. Should you not wish for your email to be shared, please inform BF using the query form above.

Patches/Logos

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, 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 sales@leonpaul.com 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.

Personal Coaches

ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies including – http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/gbr_coaches_policy_v1.0[1].pdf and http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/coaches_code_of_conduct.pdf.

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.

The applications for accreditations of personal coaches for the cadets have 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

To complete an application for accreditation as a Personal Coach please click here. Please complete this form by Friday 27th May.

Authorised Personal Coaches & Development Coaches

Dan Kellner
Tamas Kovacs
Dimtri Romankov
Ziemowit Wojciechowski
Tullio De Santis
Michal Janda
Richard Kruse
Jon Salfield
Adrian Trenea

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Anti-Doping

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

Coaches: As announced in September 2019, any coach wishing to accompany a GBR athlete to an FIE event, whether as a personal coach or as a squad coach must have undergone the online anti-doping training course Coach Clean within the last three years.

Parents: Parents are expected to support our efforts to keep our sport clean. We strongly advise that parents involved in supporting athletes at events undergo the Coach Clean course. All other parents are expected to support efforts to keep sport clean and read the WADA Parents Guide.

More information here.

Travel

For this trip, athletes will be responsible for booking their flights to and from the event, ensuring that sufficient time is given to arriving at the meeting points. This includes taking any potential covid tests before the meeting takes place. BF will not be responsible for booking or changing any athletes flights for these championships. Due to the complexity of travel currently, we will be unable to advise on this area.

Please note any U18’s that needs chaperoning for travel please let us know and we will help to make arrangements where we can.

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.

Independent Travel
Athletes unable to travel from UK 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 need to be discussed with BF Head Office.

Transfers

Transfers are offered to and from the office airport and hotel €45
There will be a daily transfer provided by the competition organisers. All the details will be available at the hotel info point and at the info point of the competition venues.

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

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