21/12/2023- GBR Fencer


With 2024 being a busy year for selections and nominations athletes, coaches and parents are reminded to ensure that they understand qualification standards and how the process works for the events they are targeting.

Set out below are the 2024 major event selections and nominations with links to the associated policy documents where qualification standards and process details can be found.

In 2024 BF will be running the annual selection processes for European Championships (U17, U20, U23 & Senior) and for World Championships (U17, U20).

BF will also be running processes for:

Unless contained in the approved policy the cut-off dates for results counting towards selection are published in the calendars here.

As a reminder:

  1. British Fencing rankings are not used as qualification standards for World, European, Olympic, Paralympic selection/nomination.
  2. For 2025 World and European Championships the final individual placing percentages (used in the qualification standards) will be best three from ALL nominated competitions in same competitive category in the previous 12 months. This is due to the increasing rate of cancellation and re-locations in the FIE and EFC calendar and the reduction in numbers of international competitions being held in Europe (See item 53 in the GBR Selection Policy)


Disclaimer – This news post is not a Selection or Nomination Policy Document and is not intended as a replacement for those documents. Athletes who wish to represent Great Britain, along with their coaches and parents are expected to read the final approved policies rather than rely on summaries and news post contents. No appeals will be permitted on the basis of the contents/interpretation of this news post.


If you have any questions relating to this post, please submit them to us via the form here and a member of the ADP team will come back to you.

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