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Important - UKU Nationals Team Rosters

ALL teams attending UKU Nationals on 26-28th August 2017 need to register their team and complete their roster on ultimate central here: http://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eucrw-owx-2017 

 

Commentary Workshop for Female Commentators

Date - Friday 25th August - From 4pm - 10pm

Location - The Pavilion Moor Lane Birmingham, Same venue as Nationals. 

Cost - £10 

 

The workshop is being run by Tom Styles, one of the most experienced and recognisable voices in ultimate broadcasting. With over 15 years of experience behind the microphone Tom has a unique perspective on how to commentate on the sport of Ultimate. 

EUCF Bid Allocation

The European Ultimate Federation made this announcement today, 1st August, regarding the regional bid allocation to EUCF 2017.  UKU and IFDA had previously understood from EUF that there would be 5 bids in the open division but it has become clear that the earlier communication was made in error.  We will necessarily review the competition format of the open division at UKU Nationals / EUCR-W in light of this announcement.

GB U24 teams announced

Congratulations to the players selected (see below) for the Great Britain U24 teams that will compete at the WFDF World U24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, Australia, Jan 2018.  These players were selected from our first ever GBU24 Development Programme which has been running since the initial selection phase in Autumn 2016.  We would like to thank all the players, as well as the coaches of course, who have been involved from the first trial through to the final selection.  It has been a challenging, and hopefully rewarding, programme which aimed to provide a broader training experience, enable everyone to train and play in mixed and single-gender teams, and improve the sense of "one GB squad" playing in three teams at the final event.  The selected players now look forwards to an exciting few months preparing for Worlds!  

Finally a quick word of thanks to the clubs whose players competed with the GBU24 teams during UKU Tour this year - we appreciate that this can cause difficulties at the club level.

Here are the team lists:

Mixed Women Open
Alastair McNeill Ali Thomas Arek Aspinwall
Alexis Long Alice Beeching Axel Ahmala
Alicia Tan Amelia Kenneth Chris Habgood
Andrew Boxall Amy van Zyl Christian Turvill
Andrew Lewis Bailey Melvin Teng Conrad Wilson
Andrew Turner Carla Link Declan Cartwright
Beatrix Perks Catherine Pope Elliot Canning
Charlotte Daffern Claire Baker Fergus Claridge
Christopher Sun Eleanor Taylor Gabe Schechter
Duncan Webster Elspeth Newlin George Gayton
Edward Simpson Erin McGready Jack Higgins
Fraser Macdonald Gabriela Starek Jonah Leake
Georgina Morrison Georgia Murphy Joshua Awcock
Joanne Lewis Hannah Smith Lochlan Fisher
Katie Flight Hayley Dalmon Luis Semple
Leia Turner Helena Slater Matt Anatole
Leila Denniston Jess Cowley Michael Guise
Oscar Modiano Kate Gibson Nicholas Dodd
Rachel Lee Kay White Nick Barker
Rebecca Palmer Lauren Mounteney Olly Dodd
Ruth Nicholson Martine Ballinger Piers Nicholas
Soothong Khoo Qiao Yan Soh Ryan Moar
Steve Gillman Rupal Ghelani Sam Wilson
Tom Hodgett Vicki James Seb Allen
Victoria Willby Will Rowledge

Not Playing at Nationals? Volunteers Needed - Are You Available?

Do you have any plans for August Bank Holiday weekend? If not, and if you’re not playing, you should volunteer to help out at UKU Nationals which is being held at The Pavilion, Moor Lane in Birmingham from Saturday 25th August - Monday 28th August!

We’re currently looking for volunteers to mainly fill the roles of timekeeping and scoring on each of the pitches, as well as helping us set up/set down and to do some stewarding over the weekend. In return for your time and hard work we will provide you with food for the weekend, camping on-site, and some free swag! As well as that, we’re also in the process of organising some
free sessions for over the weekend (Friday-Monday) which you can choose to attend as another thank you for your help. We’re planning them to be skills sessions that can be useful to you as an ultimate player/ultimate coach/ultimate frisbee enthusiast so if you have any great thoughts then let us know and we can see what we can do, we’re always open to more ideas!

WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships - Update

Details regarding the WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC) have now been announced. 

From July 29th - August 4th, WMUCC will be held at Little Mountain Sportsplex and IJL Ultimate Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

If any Masters Club teams are interested in attending the tournament, please be aware that
ALL teams must complete the Expression of Interest form at https://goo.gl/forms/GjwCTpcPMo6xSUFp1 as outlined in the detailed PDF released by the WMUCC Tournament Director (found here). As the bid allocation list (published by the WFDF Ultimate Committee) will be based on data collected from the EOI form, please make sure that you have carefully considered whether you have a viable team for the tournament. 

UKU L1 Coaching Course, Leicester, 23rd Sept 2017

Announcing another opportunity to take your UKU L1 Coaching Award in Leicester on 23rd September 2017

Updated child safeguarding documentation

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce that we have updated our child safeguarding policies and practice for 2017. The documents can all be found here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/safeguarding

The aim of the documents is to make sure ultimate in the UK supports all players under 18 to play our sport. This will help the recent growth in community teams that can recruit young players from their local areas to be key a part of their club for years to come. 

The documents should be easy to follow but please email safeguarding@ukultimate.com if you have questions or need support.

As a result of our school affiliation programme we now have data showing that well over 15,000 young people are playing ultimate at school.  With this as a backdrop we are looking to recruit a small Safeguarding Advisory Committee to help with ongoing task of keeping our documentation, policies and practices up to date as well as providing advice and information to the increasing number of clubs and coaches that are looking to make ultimate more accessible to younger players.

If you have experience or knowledge in child or adult safeguarding and feel you could offer some time to help, please get in touch using our contact form or through the safeguarding email above.   Thanks!