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    I agree with you that the commitment needs to go...

    I agree with you that the commitment needs to go up. My solution would be different. Someone told me (for example) that one of the national training centres in ?Germany? has a place where young...
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    Jed - have a read of this:...

    Jed - have a read of this: http://www.bps.org.uk/helping-athletes-prepare-life-after-sport
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    I don't want to comment on the rights and wrongs...

    I don't want to comment on the rights and wrongs of the timing of this tournament.

    I would have thought the best time for the fencers to do GCSEs and A levels is going to be when they are supposed...
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    Epee. Like lightening... updated before I drove...

    Epee. Like lightening... updated before I drove back home through the Blackwall tunnel on Sunday afternoon...
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    Agreed. Last one for us. Good to see it settling...

    Agreed. Last one for us. Good to see it settling back into a routine. Will miss it. First one to suggest changing it is a rotten etc.
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    I have a constructive proposal. Team...

    I have a constructive proposal.

    Team performance has become a route to qualifying three/ four GB fencers in a weapon at Europeans and Worlds.

    Possibly this has been done to match processes for...
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    And we currently have an NGB which is massively...

    And we currently have an NGB which is massively underfunded. So as Gav started the thread, we're gonna need to get real.

    IMO We should pay up, and allow those in charge to set modest priorities...
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    And so the constructive suggestion is that BF...

    And so the constructive suggestion is that BF compete to remove good privately run opens, and they compete with and try to take out the BAF.

    Almost as though BF has a track record of doing things...
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    I don't know enough about BAF to comment. I...

    I don't know enough about BAF to comment.

    I note that what BF added a better understanding of the value of strength and conditioning when they started the National Academy.

    They effectively...
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    It's not just competitions though it's training...

    It's not just competitions though it's training courses too.

    Indigo escrime, millfield courses etc

    Independent training risks getting flattened if BF perodically enters the market, but leaves...
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    Good question. I note that the really good events...

    Good question. I note that the really good events have strong "owners". They are sometimes in NGOs but often not.

    So examples are: elite epee, England fencing championships when run by Ray...
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    I have no problem paying more. I think BF should...

    I have no problem paying more. I think BF should charge more. They need to be funded well enough to be effective. Give the CEO some budget to make proper, slow, incremental improvements.

    Direct...
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    Happy christmas.

    Happy christmas.
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    I just wanted to see it repeated (slightly...

    I just wanted to see it repeated (slightly amended)
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    BF managed to put together selection process in...

    BF managed to put together selection process in the short time available. Done well under the circumstances.
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    Has anyone got any experience of...

    Has anyone got any experience of applying/applying late?
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    I think its a good start at building up something...

    I think its a good start at building up something valuable. I hope it gets supported.
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    Goes to lots of internationals, and expects to...

    Goes to lots of internationals, and expects to win. Dangerous. ;)
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    Ranked 353 in Europe in 2013/14 25th in 2014/15;...

    Ranked 353 in Europe in 2013/14
    25th in 2014/15; and
    7th in 2015/16

    Yup -


    pretty understandable that she would be distraught at the prospect of going out in L128; and
    her results...
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    Best to terrifiedly run away, I think. The...

    Best to terrifiedly run away, I think.

    The panel is BF not EF.
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    FFS? Fencing ForumiteS? :whistle:

    FFS?

    Fencing ForumiteS? :whistle:
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    He should be congratulated for his willingness to...

    He should be congratulated for his willingness to boldly go on the forum with this news.
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    Just my little joke. It is a good point you're...

    Just my little joke.

    It is a good point you're making. Low priced entry point, and once you're hooked on fencing then pay more.

    I am in favour of British Fencing doing this sort of thing. The...
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    [reluctantly drawn into game] You get (based...

    [reluctantly drawn into game]

    You get (based on my quick read) a provisional competition license which (by analogy) allows you cheaply to compete in LPJS.

    But if you want to do the job properly...
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    Can I change my guess to 13?

    https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/race/silver
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