Senior World Championships 2022

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Senior World Championships 2022. Please check back to this page regularly for information updates. 

Created: 08/06/2022, Last Updated: 04/07/2022

The World Championships will be taking place from 15th to 23rd July in Cairo.

Official Website

Leadership Team

Pat Aiyenuro – Chef-de-mission
Steve Kemp – Team Manager (BF Pathways Director)
Johnny Davis – Team Manager (BF Exec Weapon Lead Foil)
Lorraine Rose – Team Manager (BF Workforce Development)
Ian Lichfield – GBR Coach (BF Exec Weapon Lead Epee)
Maria Goriup – Sport Science Support


Triumph Plaza Heliopolis
All Hotels rates are per room per night including all taxes, breakfast and transportation from hotel to venue and vice versa. BF has made bookings through the official competition organisers.
Twins rooms are booked for athletes unless otherwise requested.


Hotel Costs:  9 or 10 nights  £50 per person per room per night based on a twin room, based on entry and exit points below.
Transfer Costs:  30 Euros each way (payable in advance) – optional
Individual Entry Fees:  55 Euros (Covered by BF, see below)
Team Entry Fees: 140 Euros  (Covered by BF, see below)
Staff Costs: (Covered by BF and the *Epee Club, see below)

Athletes/Coaches and Staff require a visa to enter Egypt.
Please complete the form by the 19th June at 5pm

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 the selection and paying your deposit you are agreeing to  abide by all BF Policies and Procedures including:

Event Website : Click Here

Visa and Foreign Office Advice: Click Here

Athlete Travel and Medical Form 

All athletes and staff are required to complete the athlete/staff travel and medical form.  Please complete this form by 20th June 17:00

Entry and Exit Points

Epee Women     Arrive 13th July            Depart 22nd July
Sabre Men           Arrive 13th July            Depart 22nd July
Foil Women         Arrive 14th July            Depart 23rd July
Epee Men             Arrive 14th July            Depart 23rd July
Foil Men                 Arrive 15th July            Depart 24th July
Sabre Women    Arrive 15th July            Depart 24th July

Bookings have been blocked booked and paid (non refundable) based on the entry and exit points. This was required to secure accommodation.

Please note it is currently not possible to change entry and exit times due to hotel availability. If you wish to book extra night’s accommodation you will have to make independent bookings. No refunds are available if you wish to leave before the official exit.

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.

If the applications for accreditations of personal coaches 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 30th June 2022.

Authorised Personal Coaches & Development Coaches

  • Dan Kellner
  • Richard Kruse
  • Jon Salfield
  • Ziemowit Wojciechowski
  • Tamas Kovacs
  • Dmitri Romankov
  • Curtis Miller


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.

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.

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


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.


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 [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.


Tracksuits (added 4/7/2022)

The FIE rules require all athletes to wear the same National Tracksuit for World Championships. This is the new Kukri Championship Athlete tracksuit with ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ on the back.

All athletes should have already received a voucher which covers a tracksuit top, bottom and t-shirt. Please note that the full tracksuit must be worn for podium/medal presentations. For all other activities the tracksuit top will suffice. (Please note, athletes are not permitted to source and produce their own GBR clothing)

Staff and coaches can purchase the Kukri GBR tracksuit (with the GBR logo on the back).

The links have previously been sent out.


Funding (added 4/7/2022)

Athletes costs are supported through UK Sport National Teams budget which is covering:

  • Entry Fees
  • Tracksuits
  • Chef de Mission
  • Team Manager (2)

Leaving athletes with the costs of travel, accommodation and any personal coach costs should they wish to bring a personal coach.

The UK Sport High Performance Coach Development budget is supporting Dusty Miller, Lorraine Rose, Richard Kruse and Curtis Miller.

The Epee Club Charity is funding Ian Lichfield.

UK Sport Podium Programme budget is supporting Maria Goriup, Physio.

International Relations budget is supporting Georgina Usher and Hilary Philbin to attend part of the event for meetings with FIE and international counterparts.



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