UKU Member Update
After we released draft schedules through Facebook yesterday, each has been viewed at least 120 times, so we're hopeful that people would by now have spotted any major errors.
Insofar as a schedule can ever be confirmed, we can now confirm the below. In particular, we'll endeavour not to move anyone's start time earlier even if we do have to make edits due to errors, so you should now be able to trust these timings.
If teams drop out now, there is a good chance that the schedules will have byes in.
The UKU are collecting data about and from GB players (past and present) to help guide planning around GB Squads and player development in the future. If you have ever played for one of the GB teams, we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey.
We estimate it will take 5-10 minutes for most people to complete and your responses will be treated confidentially. Thanks for your support - and please pass the link to other people that you know played for GB in the past - we’re keen to gather as much data as we can.
UK Ultimate is delighted to confirm that the organisation has been awarded formal recognition as the UK National Governing Body (NGB) for Ultimate by the home country sports councils: Sport England, sportNI, sportScotland and Sport Wales. Ultimate was officially recognised in the UK as a sporting activity in 2008. However, in some parts of the UK, not having a formally recognised NGB can be barrier to entry for clubs or local organisations wishing to enter into discussions about access to facilities and/or funding.
Following a lengthy application process we received official confirmation of the recognition decision this week. It is a notable milestone in the development of the sport in the UK, although it should be noted that recognition does not carry with it any guarantee of funding or additional support. Please contact us if you have specific queries relating to this exciting news.
This week saw the 100th school sign up to our schools affiliation programme! The programme aims to help us connect with schools that play or are just starting to play ultimate.
In addition to the usual European Ultimate Championships Series (EUCS) in the Open, Women and Mixed divisions, 2017-18 will also see three additional international club competitions: World Clubs, a European master division event, and a World master division event.
Have you seen WFDF announcement on WCBU 2017? Due to an incredibly high number of entries the tournament has had to take some measures to manage numbers at the event.
See the story here:
UK Ultimate is running a new GB U24 Development Programme and applications are now open. Check out this explanatory video: https://youtu.be/tMemm_ eWkj4