This section of the website provides information on our GBR International Programmes, England National Teams, International structures, selection policies and other important information.

Who is responsible for what?

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.

Eligibility for British Championships

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.

World Class Programme

The World Class Programme is the UK Sport funded programme which aims to win gold medals at Olympic level.

The World Class Programme is also responsible for managing the Senior GBR programme.


Following the announcement regarding the GB Junior International programme, the governance structure of the GB Cadet International Programme has changed.

The following activities will now be the responsibility of a new International Cadet Management Group (ICMG). Items marked with a * will be discussed and agreed with the Talent Pathway Manager.  Items marked + will be subject to additional approval by the Performance Director.
-       Cadet Calendar (including domestic selection tournaments) *
-       EFC Competition Nominations (EFC - European Fencing Confederation) *
-       EFC Competition Squad Selection Policies *
-       EFC Competition Squad Selection Process
-       GB Cadet Ranking - reviewing and monitoring
-       Appointment and support of non-travelling Squad Managers (SM)
-       Cadet European & World Championship Selection Policies* +
-       Cadet European & World Championship Selection Process*  +


Chair: Clare Halsted
Weapon Leads

Epee Jon Willis 07867 634799
Foil Sophie Troiano 07879647869
Sabre Daniel Redshaw  07861656774
Squad Managers

Maggie Maynard 
Foil Nickie Bailey
Margie Mascolino 07813726564  
Referee Committee Rep John Haynes 07970652340