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Indoors is upon us...

As the Indoor Season will soon be in full swing this seemed like a good time to send out a reminder that in the UK we use specifically adapted indoor ultimate rules for this fast and furious variation of the sport. There are a number of obvious differences when it comes to playing in a sports hall and the Indoor specialists of the UK have learnt from experience that a few tweaks to the usual rules solves a set of problems that are unique to the indoor environment.

UKUA Member Update - Sept-Oct 2007

In this update:

1. Check and update your contact information

2. EUCF 2007

3. Level 1 Coaching Courses

4. GB Junior Womens Trials

5. Annual Conference

6. Elections

7. Bidding for UKUA Events 2008

July-August 2007

In this update:

1. EUC 2007

2. Open & Women Tour results

3. Nationals/EUCR-W

4. Beach World, Brazil

5. Ultimatums

6. Membership Cards

7. Grange Hotels discount

European Champions!

GB Open players collecting their EUC gold medals.  Picture by Tom Styles. Great Britain dominated this year's European Championships, winning 4 gold and 3 silver medals

Next stop: Vancouver...

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TOUR 1 – Open A & B, and Women’s

23rd – 24th June 2007 --- Report by Tom Howard --- Full results: Open, Women

Following on from the backdrop of the UK’s first ever Tour Zero seeding event, Tour 1, run under the auspices of the UKUA in Harlington, West London, commenced the new open season. Harlington (used once before in 2003) seems to be a good, large venue and may well be used again in the future. Arguably, its only real demerit may have been a lack of shelter, made more apparent by the at times awful weather. The weather did not however deter the teams from attending. With sixteen women’s teams and forty-four open teams making the effort, the scene was well set for a tough battle in tricky conditions.

MIXED TOUR 3

2nd – 3rd June 2007 Report by Tom Howard After events earlier in the season saw the original dates for MT2 scrapped, and after the subsequent realignment of the later Tours, Mixed Tour Three was eventually held in Nottingham on the 2nd and 3rd of June under the directorial supervision of Steve Giguere and with substantial help from local team, Flyght Club. What was to have been Mixed Nationals in the original plan hosted twenty eight teams for the final event of the three league encounters, and results here would decide the title of Tour Champion 2007. A substantial slice of the profits from the tournament also went to funding the efforts of the GB Juniors this year; a very welcome and refreshing change, that was gratefully recieved!

June 2007

In this update:

1. Junior Ultimate - News Roundup

2. Mixed Tour results

3. Open/Women's Tour

4. EUC 2007 - Southampton

5. Introduction to Ultimate leaflets

6. Individual sponsorship pack

7. Promotional DVD - can you help?

Medical Advisor - Dr Usamah Jannoun

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Dr Usamah Jannoun MD FFSEM (UK) DMS-Med DSportEx-Med to the voluntary role of Chief Medical Advisor for the UKUA.