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UK Ultimate hiring full-time Development Officer

Introduction

Following a successful period of strengthening the financial position of the organisation, UK Ultimate is for the first time investing in a role whose objective is to grow participation.  We are excited to be hiring for our first Development Officer position.  

We have taken the decision to focus this role towards supporting the growth in the number of younger players in the UK.  Large numbers of schools are starting or trying to play ultimate, but we are not yet seeing that translate into more teams at our Junior Championships, nor an increase in the number of young players joining our clubs or trying out for GB Junior squads.  We want to change that!

 The role will also support ongoing work to refine our broader development plans: working with colleagues, volunteers and the community towards our long-term aim of “ultimate in every school, a club in every town, a coach in every club”. 

UKU Nationals Survey

Following UKU Nationals on 26th-28th August 2017 at The Pavilion, Moor Lane, in Birmingham, we are interested in hearing your thoughts on how the tournament worked as a 3-day event on the England & Wales August bank holiday weekend through an online survey.

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EUCF 2017: Clapham crowned champions as Iceni and Reading and bring home medals

Once again Clapham led the way for UK teams in Europe this weekend, returning home as European Champions in the Open division. Going undefeated throughout the whole weekend Clapham took down Bad Skid in the final.

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals 2017/18 - Entry Open!

We are pleased to announce that entry is now open for UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals 2017-18. 

 

UKU Safeguarding Committee - can you help?

Do you have experience and expertise relevant to safeguarding young people?  If so, we need your help please!

We are seeing more and more schools starting to play some ultimate.  Our Schools Affiliation programme has seen 130 schools sign-up so far in 2017, reporting a total of 17,000 and 3,000 people playing ultimate in curriculum time and ex-curricular clubs respectively.  However - against that backdrop, the number of teams and players competing in our Junior tournaments and trying out for GB youth teams is not growing.

There are very few opportunities for young people to play ultimate in the UK and we want to change that.   And of course we want to enable new players to be involved in our sport in a safe and welcoming way.  

UKU is setting up a Safeguarding Committee in order to build up more capacity and expertise to support coaches, local groups and club committees engage with new young players.  We have just updated and released UKU Safeguarding Policies, but there is so much more we could do.  What will being on the committee involve?  

UKU/BUCS University Men's Indoor Regionals 2017/18 - Entry Open

Entries are now open for UKU/BUCS UMIR being held on the weekend of 11/12th November 2017 in 7 regional locations.

 

WMUCC 2018 Bid Allocation Announcement

UKU has received official news regarding the number of UK bids for each division at WMUCC 2018. Details for each division can be found below. 

 

Highlights:

  • Room for one additional team in GrandMaster Men’s
  • Room for one additional team in Master Men’s
  • Deadline for confirming we want these bids is TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER.

What now?

Even if you don’t currently consider yourself part of a Master’s team..

  • please read this announcement if you are interested in playing at the Masters level at all,
  • please share it with anyone you know of masters age

There may be the opportunity for you to play for a team even if you’ve never thought about it before!  Also, don’t be afraid to put your name forward to play, as teams may also be interested in picking up additional players for their World’s squad.