10/08/2023- GBR


Selections announced for the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships which will be held in Terni, Italy, from the 2nd to 8th October 2023.

Selections for the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championship squad were made by the Championship Selection Panel, in accordance with the published selection policy.

Congratulations to all of the athletes and their coaches.

Athletes selected:

Epee/Foil/Sabre GILLIVER Piers (Q)
Epee/Foil/Sabre COUTYA Dimitri (Q)
Epee/Foil LAM WATSON Oliver (Q)
Epee/Foil WADDELL Josh (T)
Foil/Sabre RASHID Shah (Q)
Epee/Sabre COLLIS Gemma (Q)
Epee/Foil MOORE Justine (Q)
Epee/Foil HOLDER Emily (D)
Epee/Sabre SEDDON COWELL Suzie (D)


Q = Qualified,  T = Selected via the Team, D = Discretionary

For further event and travel information, click here 

Senior Worlds Championships Selection Panel 2023

The panel met on 7th August 2023. The members of the panel were:

  • WCP Performance Manager – Matt Hammond  (V)
  • WCP Lead Coach  – Peter Rome (V)
  • WCP Assistant Performance Coach – Glen Golding (V)
  • BF Pathway Director – Steve Kemp (V)
  • BF ADT Nominee – Ian Lichfield (V)
  • Note taker – Matt Hammond

V = Voting rights.

The selection factors were to:

  1. Support the Paris 2024 ambitions
  2. Support the Los Angeles 2028 long-term ambitions

Queries about the selection?

If you have any questions about this post, we would encourage you to read the Selection Policy first. If your question is not answered by the policy please submit them to us via the form here, and an ADP team member will respond to you.

If there are any outstanding queries, you should email Matt Hammond cc’ing your personal coach.

For Appeals and Complaints, please read below – please note selections are subject to appeal.

Appeals & Complaints (Section 13 – extract from the Selection Policy)

  1. Any athlete who has not achieved the eligibility criteria and qualifying performance standards for automatic selection for any International Competitions or Major Championships shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  2. Any athlete who has not completed and submitted a ‘GBR Discretionary Selection Form’ shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  3. Any athlete who has not provided a completed Athlete Assessment Form (submitted as part of the Selection Application Form where applicable), shall have no right of appeal against non-selection for these competitions.
  4. Submitting the Selection Application Form is the opportunity for the athlete to provide any relevant data to the Selection Panel. An athlete shall have no right of appeal against non-selection on the grounds that the data supplied by the athlete was missing or inaccurate.

Where there is a disappointment to manage, we request that all parents and coaches support open conversations, which form an important aspect of the athlete development journey and will provide the opportunity to understand better the selection decision and the route to future selection.

Whilst we understand that selection decisions can generate significant emotion, we would ask that parents and coaches do not behave in ways that might constitute abuse or harassment to BF staff, selectors and coaches.  This includes repeated calling, messaging, emailing and making personal threats. Any such behaviour will be reported for disciplinary action.

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