BF is delighted to announce the U23 Squad for the upcoming Championships which will be held in Tallinn, Estonia from the 27 to 31 May 2022.
At the selection meeting, it was reaffirmed with the selectors that selection for U23 Europeans is based on meeting the qualification standard and fencers not meeting the qualification standard could be selected by the team selection.
As the pandemic has impacted fencers being able to attend international competitions, for this season 2021-2022, the panel agreed to recognise those fencers who would be predicted to meet the qualifying standard based on trajectory performance.
Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches.
Athletes selected (listed alphabetically by surname):
|MF||DE ALMEIDA Dominic||Accepted|
|WS||MAXWELL Caitlin (Q)||Accepted|
|WS||ROBBINS WILKINSON Ellen||Declined|
Q = Qualified, P = Predicted qualification, T = Selected via the Team (Those selected via the team will be expected to work with their coach and the ADP team to review training plans to agree improvement areas.)
Sport 80 invites will be sent during the week commencing 2nd May.
Further event and travel information click here
U23 European Championships Selection Panel 2022
The members of the panel were:
Steve Kemp – Chair
Rob Cawdron – Sabre recommendations
Chris Galesloot – Foil recommendations
Ian Lichfield – Epee recommendations
Mike McKay – Lead Foil Rep -GBR Selection Panel
Anthony Crutchett – Lead Sabre Rep – GBR Selection Panel
Lindsay Bottoms – Lead Epee Rep – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Mariette Mason- Independent Member -GBR Selection Panel Rep
Dusty Miller – Independent Observer
Rob Cawdron – Minutes, data and insight
Weapon Selectors – Pre Selection Meeting Panels
Mike McKay – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Anthony Crutchett – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Lindsay Bottoms – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Kate O’Connell – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Kola Abidogun – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Hugh Kernohan – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Mariette Mason – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Joanna Braine – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Nick Fletcher – GBR Selection Panel Rep
The panel met on 25th April 2022.
For fencers that did not meet the qualification standard for selection, the selection panel took a number of discretionary factors from the selection policy into account including:
For Appeals and Complaints please read below – please note selections are subject to appeal
Appeals & Complaints (Section 13 – extract from the Selection Policy)
We are aware that the timing of this announcement coincides with some athletes competing at the Cadet and Junior Europeans. This selection has been published in a timely manner to allow for those competing to book travel and make preparations.
Where there is disappointment to manage, we would 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 better understand 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.
Queries about selection?
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.
If there are any outstanding queries you should email Steve Kemp E: [email protected] cc’ing your personal coach.
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