UK Ultimate Club Affiliation

UK Ultimate Club Affiliation is now available (club administrators can affiliate via the JustGo system)

  1. It allows UK Ultimate to have a formal and clear relationship with clubs (as organisations rather than whichever team member happens to email to enter an event).  We need this to improve procedures around entering events, managing rosters, etc, but perhaps most of all in presenting information about clubs to the general public.
  2. It provides us with a framework that clubs and UKU can use together to support clubs that would like to offer Ultimate to young people and/or adults at risk; and supporting clubs in adopting structures and governance that will better enable them to apply for funding and grants.
  3. It allows us to extend the UKU's liability insurance to club committees at a really low cost to the clubs.

The club affiliation runs with a fixed renewal date on the calendar year - i.e. 1st Jan - 31st Dec (different to individual membership - explanation below). Any affiliations purchased during december of one year will run through until the end of the following year. (I.e affiliation purchased in December will last for a year plus however many days of December were left when the affiliation was purchased)


The cost is £35.00, and can be purchased directly through the JustGo website by your club administrator.


Affiliated clubs are identified as such on their Club-page on the website.


We do not necessarily expect all clubs to do this straight away - although of course we believe it to be of value and hope clubs will adopt it quickly.  Over a period of a few years we will gradually increase the number of clubs that are required to have affiliation.  


Additional Comments

1. There are some requirements in terms of adopting a constitution, putting Risk Assessments in place for training sessions, reporting certain incidents / injuries.

2. We do NOT want "one-off" TEAMS to become affiliated clubs. It seems unlikely that we would ever expect teams at the Alumni Cup to be part of a club affiliation programme.

3. Club Affiliation is not applicable to Schools teams (we have specific School Affiliation), nor to University clubs.

4. It is a requirement (of the insurance) that ALL CLUB MEMBERS must be members of UK Ultimate.

(a) Only Basic membership is required to fulfil this condition.

(b) This is why the club affiliation renewal is offset from the individual membership renewal.  It gives the club a chance to remind and chase their members to renew their individual membership prior to renewing the club affiliation.

(c) New players are allowed three "taster sessions" during which they are considered to be insured before they have to make a commitment to joining UK Ultimate. 

5. The Club Affiliation renewal date is offset from the individual membership renewal date in order to allow the club secretary/treasurer time to remind club members to renew for the upcoming year prior to the club affiliation renewal which cannot be done until all club members have current UKU membership.

6. Clubs should work towards adopting the UKU Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures.


Please click here to be taken to the JustGo system to affiliate

UK Ultimate Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures.pdf452.43 KB
UKU Outdoor Ultimate Event Risk Management Plan - Blank.xlsx252.18 KB
TWIMC annual insurance.pdf269.52 KB