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UKU Indoor Rules Update

Recently the UKU Rules of Indoor Ultimate have been updated to reflect the WFDF Rules of Ultimate 2017 rather than the previous version from 2013. As the indoor season 2017-18 will soon be in full swing, please familiarise yourselves with new indoor rules update.

As a reminder, in the UK we use specifically adapted indoor ultimate rules for this fast and furious variation of the sport and there are no major "indoor-specific" changes; these rules are based on the WFDF Rules of Ultimate. 

UKU Transgender Policy

UK Ultimate has adopted a new Transgender Policy effective immediately. The introduction to the policy is re-produced below and we urge all UKU members to read the full document as soon as possible. 

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. 

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!

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.

UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion, GB Sponsors

UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion Insurance Group as team sponsor of the GB Men at the World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London. The partnership brought much-needed financial support to the team ahead of the largest WUGC to date.

The sponsorship enabled the GB Men’s squad to make use of first-class pitches for training, a squad physio for all tournaments and training, strength and conditioning coaching and nutritional supplements, as well as subsidising a number of player’s travel requirements. The sponsorship also supported the provision of branded kit and training gear, which the players were wearing throughout the tournament.

#ThisGirlCan

 

You may have noticed Ultimate appears on the #ThisGirlCan website. 

This a very exciting opportunity to promote the sport and recruit new members across the country. 

UKU now has a #ThisGirlCan page which is dedicated to teams that welcome beginners and specifically women. Please take a look at the page and if you feel your team should be up there, and isn't, please drop us a line: admin@ukultimate.com

We would urge ALL clubs (open, women and mixed) to affiliate and make sure the details on their team's pages are up to date as well. 

UK Schools' Facebook and Twitter

UK Ultimate Schools FB/Twi

UKU would like to announce a new schools' twitter feed, @ukuschools, and Facebook page, UK Ultimate Schools, to help promote the success of schools' ultimate in the UK. Please 'follow' and 'like' us. If you are a teacher, coach or player in a school and have something you would like us to announce or celebrate please drop admin@ukultimate.com a line. 

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