2024 U23 European Championships – Antalya, Turkey

This page is intended for the athletes and coaches attending the U23 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: 25th November 2023 – this page is currently being updated

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Date: (Provisional) 26th – 30th May

Link to organisers webpage:

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

On this Page:

  • Staff Team
  • Hotel Information
  • Entry and Exit Points
  • Costs & Subsidies
  • Selection Information
  • Accepting Selection
  • Visa and Foreign Office Advice
  • Athlete Travel and Medical Form
  • Schedule
  • Authorised Personal Coaches
  • Anti Doping
  • Safeguarding
  • Discipline and Behaviour
  • Travel Information
  • Patches Logos & Tracksuits

Staff

BF Staff Team

  • Chef de Mission – Pat Aiyenuro
  • Team Manager –
  • Team Manager  –

ADP Coaches – tbc

FIE Officials – tbc

 

Immediate Actions – tbc

Travel

Please read the generic instructions here.

Arrival & Departure – As for all Major Championships, fencers are expected to arrive at least three days before the competition to ensure they have two full days clear prior to competing.  For example, if competing on Saturday, athletes should arrive at  the hotel at the latest by Wednesday evening. Departure is the day after the event.

Related BF Travel Guide – Antalya

 

Travel with Minors

  • Minors Accompanied by Adult – If a child under the age of 18 is travelling with someone who is not a parent or a legal guardian, the supervising adult must have a written and signed statement certifying that she/he has parental consent for the child.
  • Unaccompanied Travel Options – tbc
  • Accompanied within an Official Group Options – tbc

 

Team Hotel – tbc

 

Expected Costs – tbc

Athlete Costs

Subsidy

 

Selections Policies

GBR Selection Policies and Procedures

Accepting Selection – tbc

 

Official Tracksuits

If you do not have the official tracksuit for the 2024 Cadet and Junior European and World 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)

 

Patches/Logos

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.

 

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.

 

Authorised Personal Coaches

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

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 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.

 

Anti-Doping

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. 

 

Safeguarding

There will be FIE Safeguarding Officers at the event and the FIE 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 (which includes specific training on the FIE safeguarding policy) for all those selected and those that intend to accompany them.

More details here.

 

 

Further Information

If you cannot find the information you need on this page please submit any questions to us via the form here and a member of the ADP team will come back to you. 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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