National governing body (NGB): British Fencing
NGB contact: Maxine McCombie
British Fencing and the World Class Programme Performance Team nominates, as a priority, athletes from the Performance Foundations programme for Men’s Sabre, Men’s Foil, and Women’s Foil. U20 and U17 athletes in weapons not currently supported by the Performance Foundations Programme will be nominated on a discretionary basis from the GB Cadet and Junior squads. Typically to include the top ranked athletes in each of these weapons and age categories.
Nominees must not already be funded through the WCP Podium or Podium Potential programmes.
The nomination process
SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.