General Codes of Conduct

These codes are British Fencing Code of Conduct for all Home Countries, Regions, Counties, Clubs Members and Persons:-

Code of Conduct  – updated January 2015

Coaches Code of Conduct – updated January 2015

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers – Updated January 2015

Code of Conduct for Young People – 4.12.15

Code of Conduct for Referees – Updated 18.05.2021 

Guidance for athletes on managing social media in accordance with the BF Code of Conduct can be found here.

GBR Codes of Conduct

The following Codes of Conduct are in addition to the General Codes of Conduct.

GBR Team Officials

Code of Conduct and Ethics: Team Officials – updated 09.02.18

All Team Officials selected for Great Britain (GB) national teams agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and Ethics and must formally declare this before they will be permitted to travel as part of a GB Team. This Code should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct: Young Athletes; Penalties: Youth Events and British Fencing’s Child Protection Policy. For the avoidance of doubt ‘Team Officials’ covers Chef de Missions; team managers; GB coaches; personal coaches; referees or any others who agree to attend in a position of responsibility and authority as part of a GB Team.

Delegation of Authority to Team Managers (agreed by the Board 21.07.2012)

GBR Youth Athletes

Code of Conduct: Athletes Youth Events updated 22.2.2018

All athletes who accept a selection for Great Britain (GB) squads at Junior level  (under 20) or younger agree to abide by the Young Athlete Code of Conduct. All athletes (or for fencers under 18 at the time of travel, their parent or legal guardian) must agree to this code of conduct before the athlete will be permitted to travel as part of a GB squad.

There are additional policies relating to participating in GB squads for athletes, officials and parents. These can be found here.  Anyone that attends an international event where athletes are competing for GBR is automatically bound by these policies.


Event Codes of Conduct

All Participants at BF Fencing Events:

The Fair Play Code



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