UKU Member Update
Congratulations to Edinburgh (Women) and St Andrews (Open) for their victories at SSS Champs this weekend. Congratulations also to the Women's teams from Aberdeen, Glasgow and St Andrews who through their results at this event booked their placed (alongside Edinburgh) at BUCS Championships in Nottingham in April.
A total of 35 teams competed in four UWOR events over the weekend of 11-12 March. Details for the Western, Northern and Eastern regions below. The Scottish results will be published separately.
Announcing another opportunity this spring to take the UKU Level 1 Coaching Award. This course will be held at St Mary's University, Twickenham on Sunday 23rd April.
Congratulations to Danger! High Voltage for their title-retaining performance at last week's truly fantastic Club Mixed Indoor Nationals, and to Red for taking home the Spirit of the Game award. Twenty-eight teams battled hard all weekend at the excellent new Derby Arena venue, with cyclists whizzing past around the outside of the pitches, and Danger! overcame Hex in the final to keep hold of the trophy for another year.
We would like to provide an update on plans for UKU Tour 2017 in the Open division. It has been clear for some years that the structure is not scalable as the number of Open and Women’s teams continues to grow. We have been planning for some time that we would start to make changes in 2017, although we would obviously prefer to have resolved all of the issues earlier than this.
In 2017 we are only making changes to the Open division, but we recognise there is a body of opinion in the community that is asking for a broader review of the Tour structure and timing. We will have an ongoing consultation process about the competition structure and calendar over the next few months.
Congratulation to Flux 1 (Twycross House School) for an epic victory at UKU U20 Nationals in Wolverhampton last weekend. Down 9-6 to AirBadgers 1 (St Peter's, Exeter) as the hooter sounded, they put in 4 in a row to win the game, inspired by a spectacular, momentum-changing diving block from MVP Ethan Morrell (back row, centre).
Announcing another UKU Level 1 Coaching Course opportunity in READING on Saturday 25th March 2017.
We are excited to announce another UKU Level 1 Coaching Course in GLASGOW, on Saturday 6th May 2017. This course will be held at Glasgow University.