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UKU Regionals - Entry Update & Important Information

Thank you to all of the teams that entered before the deadline. 

 

As mentioned previously, the OPEN DIVISION will be held over both days at the two venues, Salford and Edenbridge. 

The following Open teams are confirmed:

UKU Open & Women's Tour - Standings after 2 events

You can now peruse the aggregated rankings after 2 of the 3 UKU Tour events for 2017 - where are you in the standings right now?

 

OWT2 Spirit Results & Regionals Entry Reminder

This is a reminder to ALL TEAMS that the closing date for entry into Regionals is today.

The decision will be made on the details of each division following the deadline so please make sure that you complete your entry form today if you are interested in playing. Also, please do not assume that you can enter late into the tournament and still be guaranteed a space as the format of each divison will be based on the number of teams that have entered before the deadline.

The UKU Event Entry form can be found here.


However, on a happier note, we can now announce that the winners of the Spirit of the Game for Tour 2 are Purple Cobras for the Open Division and Reading 1 in the Women's Division. Congratulations to both teams!

Open & Women's Tour 2 2017 - Results and Spirit

Congratulations to all teams for another great Tour weekend in both Cardiff and Salford! It appears that everyone was lucky enough to get some nice weather (and probably a bit of sunburn to go with it!)

 

UKU L1 Coaching Course, Leicester, 23rd Sept 2017

Announcing another opportunity to take your UKU L1 Coaching Award in Leicester on 23rd September 2017

GB Junior Womens squad assistant coaches needed

We are looking to appoint two assistant coaches to support the ongoing training and development programme for the U20 and U17 GB Junior Women's squads.  Please see the attached role description and complete the GB Juniors application form to apply.

You may be aware that we made some changes to the training programme for these teams in 2017 and took the difficult decision to have a year off from sending the teams to the European Youth Ultimate Championships.  There have been a number of trials and training sessions over the last few months and we have a growing squad across both age groups that will continue to train together for at least the next 12 months in the run-up to WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships in Canada, 2018.  In order to support all the players in the squad - including those that are not selected for Worlds 2018 - and continue to recruit new players into the programme, we are appointing two assistant coaches to work alongside lead coach Hannah Randles.  

If you would like to help the squad more generally, but cannot commit to one of the named coaching positions, we would still love to hear from you: please provide basic contact and reference details using the GB Juniors application form.

Updated child safeguarding documentation

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce that we have updated our child safeguarding policies and practice for 2017. The documents can all be found here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/safeguarding

The aim of the documents is to make sure ultimate in the UK supports all players under 18 to play our sport. This will help the recent growth in community teams that can recruit young players from their local areas to be key a part of their club for years to come. 

The documents should be easy to follow but please email safeguarding@ukultimate.com if you have questions or need support.

As a result of our school affiliation programme we now have data showing that well over 15,000 young people are playing ultimate at school.  With this as a backdrop we are looking to recruit a small Safeguarding Advisory Committee to help with ongoing task of keeping our documentation, policies and practices up to date as well as providing advice and information to the increasing number of clubs and coaches that are looking to make ultimate more accessible to younger players.

If you have experience or knowledge in child or adult safeguarding and feel you could offer some time to help, please get in touch using our contact form or through the safeguarding email above.   Thanks!