UKU Junior (U20) Outdoor Nationals and Schools National Championships 2016-17
Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 12:10pm
24 Jun 2017 (All day)
We are pleased to announce that UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals will return to The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham B6 7AA. In 2017 all divisions are 1-day events taking place on Saturday 24th June (games approx. 10am-5pm)
Junior Nationals is played 7-a-side (full-size pitches)
UKU Schools National Championship Finals is played 5-a-side (reduced size pitches)
All events are Open divisions (i.e. no restrictions on gender) - there's nothing to prevent either an all-male or all-female team, or anywhere in between. A large percentage of teams will be mixed gender, so bring whatever mix of players you like!
If your team had previously made arrangements for a 2-day event and wishes to continue to play on Sunday please let us know. We will monitor how many teams are interested in a 2nd day's play and then coordinate with those teams to put on the most appropriate/popular event (hat tournament, coaching clinic, etc).
We've had a very large number of new schools join us recently - which is great!. We are of course aware that it can be tricky to organise logistics for something like this, but we'd love to have as many of you there as possible, so do please get in touch on the email below with any questions at all and we'll do what we can to help you make it happen.
And don't miss the closing date - 27 May 2017.
Player Eligibility: Born on or after 1st Jan 1998
Players playing for UKU-affiliated schools playing as school teams are not required to have membership.
All other players must have minimum Basic Membership of UK Ultimate.
Team sizes and planning:
Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event.
Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have at least 10 fit players able to travel.
We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team. There have been instances where small teams have had an injury, and a second player has had to accompany the injured player to hospital, leaving behind a team that is too small to continue. This not only spoils the tournament for the team concerned, but also for their opposition who have travelled and paid to play games, only to find they have a walkover - not ideal for anyone.
Need a team?
Clubs/schools are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament becomes oversubscribed, clubs entering multiple additional teams may find lower ranked teams placed on a waiting list.
UKU SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Player Eligibility: We expect to run 2 divisions.
For the Y11 Division, all players must be in Year 11 or lower.
For the Y8 Division, all players must be in Year 8 or lower.
All teams must be strictly school teams. In the future we expect all teams will have to qualify through local qualification events. For the time being, all school teams that wish to enter will be considered eligible.
Given that we are still not at the stage of having numerous regional qualifiers, for now we WILL accept multiple entries from one school (only if there is room of course - priority always given to 1st teams). This should NOT be taken to mean that this will always be possible in the future, but for now we see no benefit in turning teams away.
Players do not need individual membership provided the school is UKU-affiliated. Please contact admin[at]ukultimate.com for more information on Schools Affiliation.
Team sizes and planning:
RULES: Please remember this is a 5-a-side competition played to the “UKU-Schools” adapted rules with smaller playing area, and relatively short games. Exact game-lengths and tournament format will depend on the number of teams that enter.