So, what should you expect if you've just joined your University club? Definitely a few good nights out and a few heavy mornings in the first few weeks of term. Each club has their favourites from pub crawls and pub golf to the three pint challenge, the traditional Ultimate drinking game. Most clubs organise socials throughout the year so if you want to join a club for the drinking you couldn't do any better than Ultimate!

Pretty soon you'll be lucky enough to attend a tournament. In all likelihood, this will be an Indoors Beginners event sometime in October. Each tournament has a party on Saturday night where, after having played Ultimate all day, everyone lets off a bit of steam! If it's your first tournament you'll notice the standard of Ultimate drop slightly on Sunday morning. You might think this strange but it's pretty much the same at every tournament the world over...

Unless it happens to be near your home town you'll be spending the whole weekend away, and probably kipping on someone's floor. To that end, here's a useful list of things to take with you.

Tournament Essentials (& desirables!)

All tournaments


  • First & second shirt or Light & Dark
  • Shorts

 Various medicines:

  • Arnica
  • Deep Heat
  • Freeze spray
  • Gauze
  • Ibuprofen
  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Savlon
  • Tubigrip

 Sleeping Bag
 Water bottle
 Towel and toiletries.
 Eveningwear stuff

 Non-marking trainers
 Knee/elbow pads

 Boots/Astros, visor/hat, suncream, aftersun