BF is delighted to announce the U23 Squad for the upcoming European Championships which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 23rd to 27th May 2023.
At the selection meeting, it was reaffirmed with the selectors that selection for U23 Europeans is based on full squads with athlete meeting the qualification standard and fencers not meeting the qualification standard could be selected via team selection.
Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches.
Athletes selected (listed alphabetically by surname):
|ME||ANDREWS Benjamin – Q Accepted|
|ME||DEGORCE Aurelien – Q Accepted|
|ME||McKERR Isaac – Q Accepted|
|ME||FERGUSON William – Q Accepted|
|ME||BROOKE Alec (NTR)|
|WE||BLACK Abagael – D Accepted|
|WE||CARON Julia – D Declined|
|WE||POWELL Alexandra – D Accepted|
|WE||LeBOR Hannah – D Accepted-Withdrawn|
|WE||BARNES Rachel (NTR) Accepted|
|WE||LEVER Rachael (NTR)|
|MF||COOK Jaimie – Q Accepted|
|MF||DONAGHUE Joe – Q Accepted|
|MF||LONSDALE William – Q Accepted|
|MF||WILLIAMS David – Q Accepted|
|MF||GUENNOU Louis (NTR)|
|WF||CAMPBELL Yasmin – Q Declined|
|WF||STUTCHBURY Carolina – Q Declined|
|WF||TSANG Amelie – Q Accepted|
|WF||WILLIAMS-STEWART Teagan – Declined|
|WF||JOHNSON Isabella (NTR) Declined|
|WF||**MCLAUGHLIN Mhairi (NTR)|
|MS||ALLEN Sam – D Accepted|
|MS||HALLIWELL Barnaby – D Accepted|
|MS||HO Ian – D Accepted|
|MS||McLELLAN Rory – D Declined|
|MS||HAYNES Luke (NTR) Accepted|
|WS||BRIERLEY Bethany – D Accepted|
|WS||CRAZE Lexie – D Declined|
|WS||POTTER Sophia – D Accepted|
|WS||ROBBINS WILKINSON Ellen – D Declined|
|WS||JANE Melissa (NTR) Declined|
|WS||WESTWELL Amy *(NTR) Accepted|
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 on improvement areas.)
Sport 80 invites will be sent during the week commencing 24th April.
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U23 European Championships Selection Panel 2023
The members of the panel were:
Steve Kemp – Chair
James Williams – Sabre recommendations *
Johnny Davis – OTM & Foil recommendations
Ian Lichfield – Epee recommendations
Mike McKay – Lead Foil Rep -GBR Selection Panel Rep
Anthony Crutchett – Lead Sabre Rep – GBR Selection Panel Rep*
Lindsay Bottoms – Lead Epee Rep – GBR Selection Panel Rep
Hugh Kernohan Independent Member -GBR Selection Panel Rep
Kate O’Connell – Independent Member -GBR Selection Panel Rep
Dusty Miller – Independent Observer
Niall Harman – 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 18th April 2023.
For fencers that did not meet the qualification standard for selection, the selection panel took several 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 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.
Queries about selection?
If you have any questions about this post, 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 Steve Kemp E: [email protected] cc’ing your personal coach.
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