This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the Senior European Championships 2024. 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: 20th May  2024

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Date: 18th – 23rd June 2024

Link to organisers webpageBasel – Swiss Fencing (swiss-fencing.ch)


Rankings Locked:
Selection  Panel Meeting:

There are some changes to the processes in place for 2024, so please read the information below even if you are familiar with attending the Senior European Championships.



BF Staff Team

Chef de Mission – Pat Aiyenuro

ADP Coaches 

Epee Coach  – Ian Lichfield
Foil Coach –
Sabre Coach – Jon Salfield

FIE Officials – tbc

Approved Personal Coaches

Keith Cook

Travel – Entry and Exit Points


Please read the generic instructions here.

Please complete the Emergency Travel Form here  by 31st May 2024.

To support optimal performance for all Major Championships, fencers must arrive by the entry point to ensure sufficient event preparation and orientation time.

Athletes competing in Europe are required to arrive at the designated team hotel no later than 14:00, leaving a full day before the competition day.  This allows the fencer to recover from travel-related exhaustion, visit the venue, and complete weapons control. A full day is then available to sort out any kit issues and undertake final preparations before the competition.

If athletes are competing on Saturday, they should check in at the hotel by 14:00 on Thursday.

Travel Group Squad Entry Point Competition Start Date Exit Point
Group 1 Men’s Foil
Women’s Epee
By 14:00 on 16/06/2024
I: 18/06/2024
T: 21/06/2024
By 11:00 on 21/06/2024
Group 2 Women’s Foil
Men’s Sabre
WF/MS By 14:00 on 17/06/2024 WF/MS
I: 19/06/2024
T: 20/06/2024
WF/MS By 11:00 on 20/06/2024
Group 3 Men’s Epee ME By 14:00 on 18/06/2024 ME
I: 20/06/2024
T: 22/06/2024
ME By 11:00 on 22/06/2024
Group 4 Women’s Sabre WS By 14:00 on 18/06/2024 WS
I: 20/06/2024
T: 22/06/2024
WS By 11:00 on 22/06/2024


Related BF Travel Guide – Basel

Team Hotel

The Team Hotel is the Ibis budget Basel City.

  • Individual Entry Fees:  120 (payable in advance)
  • Hotel Costs: £65 B&B per night, based on a twin room (see entry/exit points for minimum period of stay)
  • Staff (Chef de Mission ) Contribution: £90/athlete
  • Admin Fee £30


GBR Pathway Programme Subsidy: The GBR Pathway  Programme will be subsidising the cost to athletes of competing at the Europeans, including:
a) paying for the balance of the Chef de Missions Athlete Support Staff to attend the event.
b) covering team entry fees (140 euros per team).
c) covering the cost of ADP Coaches.
d) covering the cost of well-being support.


Selection and Selection Policy


GBR Selection Policies and Procedures
Please see selection announcement here

Official Tracksuit and Patches


If you do not have the official tracksuit for the 2024 Senior European Championships, we will be in contact to arrange the kit order.

More information about which tracksuit you need, vouchers and how to order additional kit here. 

As a reminder in accordance with the FIE rules the Official National Tracksuit must be worn in full on podiums. (No club tracksuits, cycling shorts, leggings etc)


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.

For more information read the GBR logos and patches instructions here.

Authorised Personal Coaches – Deadline 24th May


ALL coaches must abide by the relevant BF policies, including GBR-Coaches-Policy-v1.6.pdf (britishfencing.com) and  http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/coaches_code_of_conduct.pdf.

More info: GBR Major Events – Requirements for Personal Coaches

To request accreditation, Click Here
Deadline for applications: 24th May 2024

If the applications for accreditation of personal coaches for the cadets and juniors have exceeded the available applications, then accreditations will be awarded based on coaches:

  • being up to date on the coach register
  • having met the qualification standard for selection
  • having completed the UKAD Anti-Doping course and uploaded the certificate to Sport 80
  • holding a valid EFC Licence.
  • consistently demonstrating suitable coaching behaviours and are not currently being investigated
  • having an up-to-date Coach Health Check – Personal Development Plan
  • being the coach of a fencer in selection places 1-4

Coach Register (Overseas) 
Coach Register (UK)

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 U23 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 in the company of athletes.

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



There will be testing at the event.

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:

Please ensure you have met the relevant Athlete, Coach, Parent/Supporter Training mandatory requirements. 




There will be EFC Safeguarding Officers at the event and the EFC Safeguarding policy will be in place for all participants.

BF welfare policies and codes of conduct apply to athletes, coaches, parents and supporters associated with the GBR team.

There will also be mandatory training for all those selected and those that intend to accompany them.


Safeguarding and Welfare – Online training for parents and athletes can be accessed using the links below.

Parent Session

Athlete Session


Social Media


Athletes who are selected for major championships are encouraged to use the hashtag #GBRFencing on social posts.

Athletes, parents and coaches are encouraged to share their journey and experiences of major competitions. All social media content relating to this competition falls under the BF Code of Conduct. Please remember to ensure all images of fencing, including warming up and coaching reflect best practices in regards to conduct and safety.

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