Every year, the GB Junior coaching and management team meet to review progress and plan the next cycle. This year we spent a significant amount of time discussing the challenges we face supporting the two women’s teams. The recurring fundamental problem is that not enough players are trying out for the teams. So we have decided to make some changes that we hope will increase and improve the opportunities for young women wanting to play competitive ultimate.
Congratulations and thanks for the following individuals who have been appointed as coaches and managers for the GB Youth teams 2017-18. Please read on for links to additional information about some changes to the way we will be organising training and selection in the Women’s and U17 Open squads.
UK Ultimate is inviting applications from volunteers that would like to work with the GB Youth teams during the two-year period 2017-18: see the attached job descriptions and application form. Details of where to send applications are included in the application form. Please send these on or before Sunday 13th November, but do get in touch if the relatively short deadline is a problem for you.
Please also be aware of the following comments:
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
We are delighted to announce the opening of the application process to represent Great Britain at the WFDF World Under 24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, Western Australia, from Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th January 2018.
We would like to invite players eligible to play in the tournament (born on or after 1st January 1994) to apply for a place in the GB U24 Development Programme. This application process is open to players for all divisions: Open, Women’s and Mixed.
Successful applicants will be invited to squad trials on either the 22nd or 23rd October 2016. Successful applicants who are unable to make these dates will be invited to trial at a later date on an individual basis. Following the trials, successful athletes will be invited to join the GB U24 Development Programme. Those players will then be working towards, and competing for, a place on GB U24 Open, Women’s or Mixed teams.
Trial venue: JMO Sports Park, Liverpool, WN8 8BX. http://jmosportspark.co.uk/
To apply, please complete the application form by 7th October. Late applications may not be accepted.
UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the coaches for the GB U24 programme running up to the WFDF 2018 World U24 Ultimate Championships to be held in Perth, Australia 7-13 January 2018. We are grateful to everyone that applied to coach and/or manage one of the squads as the competition to run these teams was stronger than ever. Congratulations and thanks in advance to the following coaches (in alphabetical order):
More details, including trials application form, will follow in the coming days. In the meantime, interested players should note the following re eligibility and trial arrangements and in particular the date.
The GB kit reordering is now open. If you would like to order more kit follow the instructions below. The deadline for ordering kit is 24th August.