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GB Squad Managers Appointments and Application Extension for WBUC 2022

We are pleased to be able to announce some of the squad managers for the Great Britain teams attending the 2022 World Beach Ultimate Championships.  Many thanks to everyone that applied.  

We did not receive applications for a number of divisions so far, and as a result we are reopening applications for squad managers in those divisions. Applications should be made using this form.  Team manager responsibilities are outlined here.  The closing date is midnight 30th June.

Announcing request for GB Beach + Indoor squad managers 2022

We are inviting applications from individuals or small groups* that would like to put themselves forward to manage one of the GB teams entering European Ultimate Indoor Championships (EUIC) 2022 or World Beach Ultimate Championships (WBUC) 2022 .  (*) Groups should have an identified lead individual.

Please read on for more information including how to apply.

EUIC 2022 Postponement

On Monday 5th April EUF released a statement regarding the postponement of the 2022 EUIC

The event was due to take place in Herning, Denmark at the end of January 2022, but the planned dates have now been moved back to Thursday March 17 - Sunday March 20.  The venue still remains Sportscenter Herning and EUIC 2022 will have three divisions; men's, women's and mixed, with 16 teams competing in each division. 

EUF are expecting to publish more information about their plans for the event during April 2021.

GB Futures Update - Hubs and Appointments Announced

Following the brilliant response to our announcement of the GB Futures Programme we’re delighted to be able to announce our initial plans for the programme.  There has been interest from all over the UK and we received more than 500 player applications and 60 coach/coordinator applications. A huge thank you to everyone who has applied, it’s been fantastic to see so much interest in both a playing and volunteering capacity.

 

To read about hub locations and appointments please read more here.

GB teams withdrawing from European Youth Ultimate Championships 2021

In January, the World Flying Disc Federation,(WFDF), announced that their events in 2021 were all being cancelled.  The international calendar 2021 also includes the European Ultimate Federation (EUF) European Youth Ultimate Championships (EYUC):

  • U20s in Malmö in Sweden, 17-24 July;
  • U17s in Hollabrunn in Austria, 7-14 August.  

The EUF has said that they will publish their go/no-go decision regarding these events in early April. 

 

With great sadness, we have decided that we will not send Great Britain youth teams to either of the EYUC events in 2021 regardless of whether or not the events go ahead.  The UK Ultimate staff and volunteers involved recognise the complexity of the decision: it's impact on all of the players and the local organisers, and indeed the potential financial implications to some of the teams that were affected by the cancellation of WJUC 2020.  The decision was not made lightly.

Deadline this Sunday for manager and coach applications for across U24-U20-U17 GB teams

We are now recruiting for national team manager and coach positions across the following GB squads:

  • Lead Coach, Team Manager and Assistant Coach for the GBJ teams: U17W, U17O, U20W, U20O.

  • U24 Manager (across all three teams), Squad Coach/Manager for each of the three U24 teams: Mixed, Open and Women.


The deadline for all applications is Sunday 20th December, and we will be aiming to finalise appointments by early January. For more information, including application forms, please see our full annoucement here.

Calling all Potential Coaches and Coordinators, Have you seen our GB Futures Programme Announcement?

We recently announced the GB Futures ProgrammeThe announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

We're currently looking to gauge interest from players and from those who may wish to fill the coach and coordinator roles at the regional hubs. If that sounds like something you could be interested in, then please read the full announcement and if you know someone who might be interested (again as either a player, coach or coordinator) please share it with them as well!