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UKU University Women’s Outdoor Regionals (UWOR) round-up

A total of 35 teams competed in four UWOR events over the weekend of 11-12 March.  Details for the Western, Northern and Eastern regions below.  The Scottish results will be published separately.

UKU Level 1 Coaching Course - LONDON - 23rd April 2017

Announcing another opportunity this spring to take the UKU Level 1 Coaching Award. This course will be held at St Mary's University, Twickenham on Sunday 23rd April.

UKU Club Mixed Indoor Nationals - Results & Spirit #CXIN

Congratulations to Danger! High Voltage for their title-retaining performance at last week's truly fantastic Club Mixed Indoor Nationals, and to Red for taking home the Spirit of the Game award. Twenty-eight teams battled hard all weekend at the excellent new Derby Arena venue, with cyclists whizzing past around the outside of the pitches, and Danger! overcame Hex in the final to keep hold of the trophy for another year.

UKU University Womens Outdoor Regionals and Open Warm up - Schedule and Info Pack

Please take a look at the schedule and info packs for this weekend. They are now confirmed (or as confirmed as these things ever can be)

Schedules can be found here:

UKU hiring Events Coordinator

UK Ultimate is creating a full-time position to further support the planning and organisation of UKU events.  The position will report to the CEO (Si Hill), working alongside our first Events Coordinator (Benji Heywood).

During the last 3-4 years, we centralised the running of most UKU events.  We set out to achieve the following goals:

  1. Increased control over the quality and cost of service that is offered to ultimate players attending UKU-owned events.
  2. Event-profits are re-invested in the development of the sport.  
  3. Simplify the task of being the “local organiser” for UKU events, and therefore hopefully encourage more individuals and in particular clubs to get involved at that level.
  4. Other UKU staff will also be able to take the role of local organiser without significant impact on their other activities and objectives.

This initiative has been largely successful to the point where we find ourselves needing to increase the team to keep up with the workload and build on additional opportunities that we see.  In addition to improving the delivery of the existing events calendar, we aim to provide more support to local events/competitions and introduce additional competitions and divisions, e.g. supporting school competitions, adding new masters division events.

Please see more details here including the application process.

Space at Warm-up tourney Sat 11 March

We have some space at the EAST 1-day Open Uni warm-up tournament on Saturday 11th March – more info here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/2017/03/11/uku_university_open_outdoor_warm_201617

 

UKU Tour Structure Changes 2017 (Open division)

We would like to provide an update on plans for UKU Tour 2017 in the Open division.  It has been clear for some years that the structure is not scalable as the number of Open and Women’s teams continues to grow.  We have been planning for some time that we would start to make changes in 2017, although we would obviously prefer to have resolved all of the issues earlier than this.

In 2017 we are only making changes to the Open division, but we recognise there is a body of opinion in the community that is asking for a broader review of the Tour structure and timing.  We will have an ongoing consultation process about the competition structure and calendar over the next few months.

UKU Competition Committee vacancies

The role of the UKU Competitions Committee is to manage the structure and rules for all UKU competitions.  We have several vacancies in the committee at the moment - but in particular Lauren Bryant, who represents the Women's division is stepping down.  We woud like to thank Lauren for all the time, energy and expertise she has given to the role for the last few years.  

If you would like to join the committee in any of the vacant positions (Women's, Junior and Beach) please use the website to contact us or email admin@ukultimate.com outlining the role you would like to stand for, and some information about your background and interest in the position.