01/02/2024- GBR Fencer


Selections announced for the World Abilitysport Wheelchair Fencing European Championships which will be held in Paris, France from 5th to 10th March 2024.

Selections for the World Abilitysport (formerly IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing European Championship squad were made by the Championships Selection Panel, in accordance with the published selection policy.

Congratulations to all the athletes.

Selected Athletes

Piers Gilliver (Q)
Dimitri Coutya (Q)
Oliver Lam Watson (Q)
Shah Rashid (Q)
Gemma Collis (Q)
Justine Moore (Q)

All Athletes have met a qualification standard in a specific weapon category and will take part in other events as part of the squad plans for Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

Josh Waddell (D)
Emily Holder (D)
James Burke (D)
Susie Seddon Cowell (D)

All discretionary athletes have defined weapon categories to compete in, this as part of the strategic development of that weapon.

(Q) – Qualification Standard Achieved
(D) – Discretionary Selection

The members of the panel were:

Steve Kemp – BF Pathway Director
Matt Hammond – Performance Manager
Peter Rome – Lead Coach
Glen Golding – Assistant Coach
Ian Lichfield – Pathway Operations and Logistics Manager

The Panel met on Tuesday 30th January at 11:00

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Selection queries

If you have any questions about this post, please submit them to us via the form here, and an ADP team member will respond by return. If there are any outstanding queries, you should email Steve Kemp at [email protected], cc’ing your personal coach.

If you are an athlete and do not intend to attend this event, please notify: [email protected]

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