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Academy Fencers

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Home Squad

Home Squad: These age groups will compete in U11 & U13 & U15 events where applicable.

These athletes are at the developmental stage of their competition journey. They are either young in their category or new to the competition circuit. Athletes from this group could be moved to the Travelling Squad during the season based on their results or performances. These athletes will represent the Academy and enjoy the experience of being part of the Team and working towards a national ranking. It might not happen immediately but starting the journey is the key to success.

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Travelling Squad

Travelling Squad: These age groups will compete in U11 & U13 & U15 events where applicable.

These athletes are highly competitive and have potential to make the England and Great Britain Team for U14 internationals. As the Travelling Squad these athletes will attend the nominated events across the UK to represent the Academy and collect national ranking points.

Squad Selection and Athlete Expectations

  • Athletes will be informed of the nominated events by the Academy.

  • Athletes enter the event via the Hertfordshire Combat Centre Link. The Academy staff will bulk enter athletes to the event.

  • The event fee includes the Coaching Fees. Coaches will be there for all athletes and there will not be an equal amount of time between athletes at every competition even though all athletes will be part of the squad.

  • Athletes represent the Academy as PDFA

  • Athletes will wear the Team colours and fightware during the competition - Tracksuit, tshirt, socks

  • Athletes will attend the competition as a Squad and stay and support their team mates.

  • At Coach attended events - On the day Parents will register the athletes with the designated coaches and enjoy the competition as a spectator if they wish to attend the competition

  • For the Travelling Team the Academy will look to organise Transport. Drop off and collection will be form the Hertfordshire Combat Centre. the Transport Fee will be included in the Entry Fee.

  • Athletes will approach the competitions in a professional and mature mindset to ensure they make the most of the opportunities.

  • Athletes will be proud of the Team they are part of.

  • For Internaional Competitions there will be compulsory Team meetings to plan the trip.

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