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Edinburgh - UKU Uni Women Indoor National Champions 2012

Last weekend (3-4 March) saw the top 20 University Women's teams in the UK battle it out to become UKU UWIN champions 2012! Congratulations go to Edinburgh's Ro Sham Bo after seeing off Trinity in a very exciting final.  Spirit of the Game went to UEA.

1. Ro Sham Bo (Edinburgh)

2. Trinity (Dublin) - Final MVP - Jen Kwan(#64)

Spirit of the Game - UEA

Membership Update issue - RESOLVED

Friday 9th March 2012

The problem with membership status updates that we had earlier this week has now been FIXED.   You can now order and renew memberships as normal.

For all those people that purchased memberships since Sat 3rd March, your membership status should be set correctly by later today (Fri 9th).  We will look for people that paid multiple times and send refunds - but this cannot be done automatically.  So if you paid twice and haven't had a refund by Monday 12th March then please get in touch.

UKU Nationals 2012

NATIONALS 2012 - update from Jim Hancox, on behalf of UKU Competitions Committee

In December 2011, the UKU Competitions Committee asked for your feedback on a proposal regarding Women’s & Mixed Nationals in 2012.  The summary is as follows - but do please read the background and explanation.

  • Nationals will be 2-day event across all divisions
  • Women's Nationals will be run as an 8-team event
  • Mixed Nationals will be held alongside the Open & Women's divisions
  • In a further step to differentiate Nationals from the rest of the season we are also inviting entries to an inaugral Masters Division at Nationals 2012
  • All players will only be eligible to compete in one division at Nationals 2012

Badgers win Junior Indoor Nationals 2012

Airbadgers-1 win UKU Junior Indoor Nationals 2012 The UKU Junior Indoor National Championships 2012 were held in Wolverhampton over the weekend of 3-4 March. With 40 teams at the tournament, it was the biggest Junior event the UK has ever seen.  More players from more teams in more places!  Ultimate is growing strongly in this division; and the standard is going up and up each year.

CHAMPIONS: Badgers 1

RUNNERS UP: Flux 1

SPIRIT OF THE GAME: Kent Max

MVP of the Final sponsored by Lookfly: Borat (Badgers 1)

Matalan Sporting Promise in the Daily Mirror

UK Ultimate is involved in a project called The Matalan Sporting Promise. The yoUR Activity element of this school sports initiative aims is to introduce alternative sports, like Ultimate, to secondary schools across the U.K. In The Daily Mirror (March 1st) the Promise has a four page central insert with details about the motivations behind the project, the Youth Sport Trust and Sir Steve's involvement as the ambassador.
Ultimate is mentioned for our involvement with yoUR Activity, including a nice shot of one of the young players throwing a disc.

Member Update Mar 2012

UKU logo smallIn this update:

  1. Schools Ultimate round-up
  2. AGM Reminder - Sat 24 March
  3. UKU Nationals 2012 - Mixed / Women's consultation
  4. Indoor Results round-up
  5. European Ultimate Championships Series
  6. UKU Tour Events reminder
  7. GB Ultimate kit and accessories
  8. www.ukultimate.com - help needed

UKU Indoor Nationals Round-Up

The last few weeks have seen the UKU Indoor National Championships (Open and Women), followed by the Under-17 and first under-13(!!) Indoor National Championships.

The club titles were grabbed by Spartans (Open) and Shimmy (Women's).  The snow-affected youth titles were both claimed by Airbadgers of St Peter's, Exeter.