21st June 2017
The BF Board has approved the 2017-18 GBR Junior Selection Policy.
The Policy is accompanied by a new GBR Selection Appeals Process and a new GBR Discretionary Selection Form to be used by athletes wishing to set out mitigating or discretionary factors to be considered by Selectors.
The main changes to the Selection Policy can be summarised as follows:
The overall intention is to reduce discretion and to provide more opportunity across the 6 weapons for young fencers to qualify for major Championships, whilst still retaining a minimum performance standard.