The teams that represent the UK at ultimate are coordinated by UK Ultimate. These teams continue to play under the name "Great Britain Ultimate" (GB).
GB players continue to meet virtually all of the costs associated with playing for their country. The staff and volunteers supporting the Junior squads normally receive a limited amount of direct funding from UK Ultimate.
We would love to provide our GB players with more support. We do already provide proof-of-selection letters to all GB players to help them apply for help - and in some parts of the UK players are able to access a scheme called "FANS" which grants free or reduced-cost fitness training facilities to international athletes. We have also set up a page on easyfundraising.org.uk which provides a platform whereby retailers make a percentage donation to a good cause of your choosing when you shop with them. Please see our easyfundraising page for more information - and thanks very much if you are able to help.
There are GB teams in all of the divisions that currently exist in international ultimate. The senior divisions are: Women, Open and Mixed. There are now up to four Masters divisions: Masters-Open, Masters-Women, Masters-Mixed and Grandmasters; and the four youth divisions are: Women (Junior & U17) and Open (Junior & U17). As of 2010 WFDF announced the creation of a new Under-23 tournament with teams in Open, Women and Mixed divisions: the event now runs on a 2-year cycle on odd years.
We now also have regular international beach competitions. These competitions feature all seven of the senior and masters divisions.
Every four years our teams at the World Ultimate & Guts Championships compete to qualify for the World Games - and if successful, we send a team to that event too - as we did in both 2013 and 2009.
Teams competing in 2017:
WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU 2017, Royan France):
Open, Women, Mixed
Masters-Open, Masters-Women, Grand Masters
European Youth Ultimate Championships (EYUC 2017, Veenendaal Netherlands):
Under 20 Junior Open, Under 17 Junior Open