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GB Junior Coaches Update

Enormous thanks in advance to the team that will be managing and coaching the GB Junior squads in 2013-14.  Whilst we have filled the main roles across all four squads, we still need additional assistant/guest coaches to join some of the training sessions.  If you think you might be interested please click here for more details.

Squad Coaching & Management team

Junior Open

Stu Greer, Jon Pugh, Joe Wyatt

Junior Women

Linda Gilmour, Gemma Taylor, Linz Wilkinson

U17 Girls

Chris Flight, Tom Howard, Philippa Sturt

U17 Open

Tom Candlin, Jolyon Thompson, Andy Vaughan, James Wolverson

Confirmed additional coaches

Sam Gunbie

Thanks also to Rith Flight who will continue in her part-time staff role for UKU as GB Junior Programme Manager.

Dundee Uni Double

On 1-2 Dec 2012, Cardiff saw the best 20 University Women's teams in the country battle it out for the coveted national title. Dundee showed their class in a very competitive final to take the title from fellow Scots, Aberdeen. UCL romped away with the Spirit prize and also managed to snag the Plate too. Cambridge hoovered up the Spoon.  Dundee have now claimed both of the University Championships that have been completed so far in the 2012-13 season.  Will they make it three out of three by winning the Mixed division in Feb 2013...?

1. Dundee (10) - Champions

2. Aberdeen (11.6)

3. Cork (10.6)

9. UCL (15.4) - Plate and Spirit Winners

Evolution wins Junior Women's Indoor Nationals

Evo Girls National Indoor Champions 2012On Sunday 25 November, fourteen teams contested the Junior Women's Indoor Nationals in Wolverhampton. The atmosphere at the tournament was fantastic and the future of women's ultimate looks to be in good shape, with some talented young players on the scene. Evolution (Aylesford School, nr Warwick) are now National Champions, with WHS2 winning the Spirit of the Game. Click here for full results.

Dundee wins University Indoors

Dundee claimed their first BUCS/UKU University Indoor Nationals title on 24-25 November 2012.  The event took place at the Alan Higgs centre in Coventry and the competition was tighter than ever with one of the first round pools finishing in reverse order of seeding.  Manchester Halcyon had to settle for silver medals for the second year running after a close final that saw momentum swinging back and forth - and was also marked by a fine display of Spirit from both teams.  Congratulations to Cardiff for winning the Spirit of the Game.  Full placings and sotg scores here.

UK teams dominate European Club Finals 2012

IceniUK teams finished the 2012 outdoor season in style with Iceni retaining their Women's European title, and Clapham winning the Open division for the first time since 2007.  That didn't tell the whole story though.  In the Women's division, Nice Bristols won Spirit of the Game alongside their 6th place.  In the Open division, Chevron took the silver medal, and EMO finished a fantastic 13th, which should secure an additional place for UK teams at xEUCF 2013.

Club Open Indoor Regionals 2012-13

Further to the problems we have had securing TDs and venues for Club Indoor regionals on the originally announced date of 10-11 November, we can now announce a Plan B.  We understand that this is far from ideal, but after a great deal of work and considering various options we have decided to move ahead as follows:

  • 10-11 November, Plymouth (was announced early October)
  • 17-18 November, Glasgow Scotland (was announced 24th Oct)

Additional NEW DATES:

  • Sat 17 November [approx 1pm-7pm], London - capacity 16 teams
    • This venue has multiple pitches and will be able to stage a relatively normal format in a very shortened total time. 
  • 8-9 December, Dudley - capacity 16-24 teams
    • This is the same venue that we are using for Uni Indoor Finals Div 2 on 24-25 Nov.

UKU/BUCS Uni Indoor Nationals 2012 open for entry

UKU/BUCS University Indoor Nationals Divisions 1 & 2 are now open for entry.

For more details please see:

http://www.ukultimate.com/2012/11/24/ukubucs_university_indoor_nationals_2012_0

Events Calendar 2012-13

Announcing dates and locations for major outdoor UKU events in 2013.  Placeholder events will also be set up in the events calendar soon.  The dates below (click this link) are listed in date order.