England Fencing Youth selection trips 2019 UPDATE
England selection events 2019 Update – Paris, Poland
Dear Fencer, Parent and Coaches
As an update from our statement on Monday regarding the cancelling of the managed youth development trips to Paris and Poland caused by issues arising from team manager recruitment and meeting logistical timescales, we had to decide not to run managed trips for next year.
We are keen to support the representation of those fencers that achieved the performance criteria set out in our selection document for competitions 2019
U17 Foil – Challenge CEP Marathon, Paris 2019.
· Fencers in each gender finishing in the top 4 of the 2017 EYC U15 foil events will be automatically selected.
· The remaining places (to a total of 12 per gender and weapon) will be allocated according to the England Fencing weapon specific ranking list.
U15 Epee, sabre and foil– Challenge Wratislavia, Wroclaw Poland 2019:
• Fencers in each gender finishing in the top 4 of the 2018 EYCs weapon specific events will be selected automatically if they are U15 on Jan 1st 2019.
• The remaining places (to a total of 12 per gender and weapon) will be allocated according to the England Fencing U15 weapon specific ranking lists.
For U13 Epee, sabre and foil– Challenge Wratislavia, Wroclaw Poland 2019
• Fencers finishing in the top 4 of the 2018 EYCs
• The remaining places (to a total of 6 per weapon, per gender) will be allocated according to the U13 foil, epee and sabre England ranking lists.
N.B. As an addendum to this we will be selecting fencers affected by those who gained a Golden Ticket at the EYCs, so eligible English Fencers who are in the top 12 of the U15 and top 6 of U13 rankings are selected and Golden Ticket winners will be additional. All England fencers must meet eligibility criteria.
Selected fencers will be entitled to England Fencing team kit (hoodie and breeches patches) if currently not in possession. Information about this will be sent to the fencers directly. Travel, accommodation and coaching needs would be the responsibility of the fencers
We are supplying referees as to meet the required quota of England team fencers competing. One of those referees will be for development purposes and a senior referee to support and mentor.
Fencers selected will be required to register their interest to fence by a published deadline, so entries can be arranged and paid for by England Fencing. How to do this will also sent directly to those fencers.
We are looking to review the development process of fencers and officials and transition from club to region, National and international, working with British Fencing and competition organisers.
I would also like this opportunity to wish the best of luck to our senior and veteran fencers competing at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Canberra, Australia starting the 23rd November.
Beth Davidson, Head of Representative Fencing