This section of the website provides information on our GBR International Programmes, England National Teams, International structures, selection policies and other important information.
Generic policies that apply to GBR activities can be found here
British Fencing is responsible for our Great Britain Teams at Senior, Junior and Cadet level and for our World Class Programme, which deals with those athletes who are funded through UK Sport and Sport England awards to develop fencers to World and Olympic medal standard.
England Fencing is responsible for the England Teams at Senior, Junior and Cadet level which attend the Commonwealth Games and Home Country Internationals.
British Championships at Junior, Under 23 and Senior level will be open only to those holding British Nationality, including those holding multiple nationalities, provided the fencer does not hold an FIE licence issued for a country other than Great Britain.
Eligibility for the Cadet British Championships will be as above, however, if a fencer holds an EFC licence for another country they may still compete at the British Championships as long as they are eligible by nationality. As soon as a cadet fencer applies for an FIE licence for a country other than GBR they will no longer be eligible to compete at the British Championships.
A fencer can only obtain an FIE/EFC licence via and of the country of which he/she is a citizen.