UKU Member Update
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has made its call for development grants applications for 2017.
Masters players please read this; sections C and E require immediate action. Also please forward this to team-mates and other masters players!
*** A. Survey Results. Masters Nationals is happening! ***
Further update 17th Feb:
Announcing GB Junior Women's Trials, Saturday 22nd April in Telford (see UKU Events page here for more details and how to sign up).
Calling all women aged 13-19 who want to be involved in the GB Junior Women's Squad 2017/18 working towards Canada 2018. All skill levels encouraged to attend!
Calling all junior women aged 13-19!
This year UK Ultimate is running a series of regional events held across the country for junior women. The sessions will focus on fundamental skills, the basics of the game and will be an opportunity for girls to play more together!
We encourage all young female players and any girls with a keen interest in sport, even those who haven’t played Ultimate before, to come along.
The long-term goal is to build the UK junior women’s division and to give the opportunity for more players to become involved in our National and regional programmes.
We would like to provide an update on the current plans for UKU Regionals and Nationals. We have a classic mix of exciting news alongside some ongoing challenges...
We have been working on moving Nationals into a new stadium venue with Worcester Warriors (picture). This venue has the unusual combination of a stadium and sufficient fields on site to accommodate the event. Please note that we have not yet fully finalised the agreement, but wanted to make members aware of the plan. Alongside this change we will be extending the event to include play on bank holiday Monday for most of the teams, and adding an annual dinner/party in the stadium on the Sunday night for players and spectators. We plan to maintain the player fees at the same level as Nationals 2016.
We are pleased to announce the programme for the Great Britain u17 Boys 2017 cycle! Its pinnacle, the European Youth Ultimate Championships (EYUC), will take place in Veenendaal (Netherlands) on August 5th to 11th 2017.
Junior Skills Clinics:
We will be hosting 3 Junior Skills Clinics in the Midlands, South East and South West. All juniors, year 8-11, will be expected to attend (their local session) irrelevant of skills, experience or interest in the GB cycle. The clinic will cater to all levels and abilities.
Every year, the GB Junior coaching and management team meet to review progress and plan the next cycle. This year we spent a significant amount of time discussing the challenges we face supporting the two women’s teams. The recurring fundamental problem is that not enough players are trying out for the teams. So we have decided to make some changes that we hope will increase and improve the opportunities for young women wanting to play competitive ultimate.