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UKU University Mixed Indoor Regionals - Info Packs and Big News! #UXIR

We're pleased to now release a little more info for the University Mixed Regionals events this weekend - and also to let you know about our new partnership with Five Ultimate across all of our indoor events in 2016/17!

UK Ultimate and Five Europe are excited to announce a partnership to host Five Ultimate stalls at the upcoming UKU Indoor series.

Sports Council recognition

UK Ultimate is delighted to confirm that the organisation has been awarded formal recognition as the UK National Governing Body (NGB) for Ultimate by the home country sports councils: Sport England, sportNI, sportScotland and Sport Wales.  Ultimate was officially recognised in the UK as a sporting activity in 2008.  However, in some parts of the UK, not having a formally recognised NGB can be barrier to entry for clubs or local organisations wishing to enter into discussions about access to facilities and/or funding.

Following a lengthy application process we received official confirmation of the recognition decision this week.  It is a notable milestone in the development of the sport in the UK, although it should be noted that recognition does not carry with it any guarantee of funding or additional support.  Please contact us if you have specific queries relating to this exciting news.

WFDF WCBU 2017 Announcement

Have you seen WFDF announcement on WCBU 2017? Due to an incredibly high number of entries the tournament has had to take some measures to manage numbers at the event.

See the story here:

http://wfdf.org/news-media/news/press/2-official-communication/766-wfdf-receives-overwhelming-number-of-bids-for-the-2017-world-championships-of-beach-ultimate

GB U24 Development Programme: Explanatory video and application deadline approaching!

UK Ultimate is running a new GB U24 Development Programme and applications are now open. Check out this explanatory video: https://youtu.be/tMemm_ eWkj4

UKU Junior & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals - Closing Date Approaching

UK Ultimate's Junior Women's Indoor Nationals will take place over 3 separate divisions (Under 20, Under 17, Under 14) on Sunday 6th November 2016. There will be lots of beginners there, so if you are a new team, don't be afraid to come and join in!

More details, including how to enter, can be found on the event page - http://goo.gl/1jcgjg

UK Ultimate - Schools Affiliation - 100 Affiliated Schools!

This week saw the 100th school sign up to our schools affiliation programme! The programme aims to help us connect with schools that play or are just starting to play ultimate.

Announcing GB U24 trial dates

GB Ultimate logoWe are delighted to announce the opening of the application process to represent Great Britain at the WFDF World Under 24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, Western Australia, from Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th January 2018. 

We would like to invite players eligible to play in the tournament (born on or after 1st January 1994) to apply for a place in the GB U24 Development Programme. This application process is open to players for all divisions: Open, Women’s and Mixed.

Successful applicants will be invited to squad trials on either the 22nd or 23rd October 2016. Successful applicants who are unable to make these dates will be invited to trial at a later date on an individual basis. Following the trials, successful athletes will be invited to join the GB U24 Development Programme.  Those players will then be working towards, and competing for, a place on GB U24 Open, Women’s or Mixed teams.

Trial venue: JMO Sports Park, Liverpool, WN8 8BX. http://jmosportspark.co.uk/

To apply, please complete the application form by 7th October. Late applications may not be accepted.

Form: https://goo.gl/forms/DvV3i4dbN3EjaacH3 

UKU University Indoors 2016-17

We are delighted to now open entries for the first of this year's University Indoor tournaments, and to provide more details for the others.

 

UKU University Mixed Indoor Regionals, in 7 locations on the 29/30 October, is now accepting entries, with an initial closing date of 13th October. All details can be found on the event page:

http://www.ukultimate.com/2016/10/29/uku_university_mixed_indoor_regionals_201617

There you will find the entry procedures, a list of teams/regions, how many teams qualify, full venue details and more.