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Youth age groups for the 2015/2016 season are defined below.  The table also includes the equipment requirements

Age GroupBirth YearsEquipment
Under 18

Born 1998 or 1999

Size 5 weapon

800N plastron, 350N mask, jacket and breeches

Lame bib & mask wire

Under 16

Born 2000 or 2001

Size 5 weapon

800N plastron 350N mask, jacket and breeches

Lame bib & mask wire

Under 14

Born 2002 or 2003

Size 3 Foil, Size 2 Epee & Sabre

800N or 350N plastron, 350N mask, jacket and breeches

Lame bib not required

Under 12 Born 2004 or 2005

Size 3 Foil, Size 2 Epee & Sabre

800N or 350N plastron, 350N mask, jacket and breeches

Lame bib not required

Under 10

Born 2006 or later

For BYC only, born 2006 or 2007

Size 0 Foil

800N or 350N plastron 350N mask, jacket and breeches

Lame bib not required

 

British Fencing have also clarified:

  • the age at which young fencers may fence in events open to seniors or juniors;
  • and the minimum age for Cadet events.

In essence, BFA are enforcing the FIE rule that all fencers MUST be 13 or over before 1st January in the calendar year of the competition.