We are pleased to now announce further details for our upcoming Junior and Schools indoor competitions.
Junior Women's Indoor Nationals will take place over 3 separate divisions (Under 20, Under 17, Under 14) on Sunday 6th November 2016. More details on the event page - http://goo.gl/1jcgjg
Please note the approaching closing date - 6th October!
In the Open division, we will run the U17 and U14 divisions on the weekend of the 28/29 January 2017 (more details here - http://goo.gl/O9j8Wg), and the U20 division will run on the 25/26 February 2017 (more details here - http://goo.gl/nze4Ay). 'Open' means what it says - some teams will be all-male, but a majority are often at least partly mixed-gender and some all-women's teams usually enter also.
All three events will take place at Aldersley Leisure Village, near Wolverhampton - nicely in the middle of the country - where we will have between 3 and 5 pitches available at each event and hope to accommodate all teams who wish to enter.
As ever, there are no minimum standards (even though it's the National Championships!), and we confidently expect as many as half of the entries from complete beginner teams - so if your school has only recently started playing ultimate, don't for a moment feel that these competitions will be beyond your players!
And for those who haven't been to ultimate tournaments before, it's worth noting that we always play out for places down the rankings - you won't stop playing when you're knocked out, but rather continue playing to a final placing in a lower bracket. Everyone plays broadly the same number of games, regardless of where you end up, and everyone will get to play multiple close games no matter how experienced you are.
Some of our schools have been attending for many years and have by now come up with solutions for all the tricky things involved in taking school teams away for a day or a weekend to this kind of event - so do please get in touch (contact details are on the event pages) if you have any questions and we'll do all we can to help you get something organised. We'd love to see you there!
Entry details and closing dates can be found (or will be found nearer the time) on the event pages linked above.
Thanks and see you soon,