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GB Futures 2021 - planning for the impact of Covid

In the last few weeks WFDF and EUF have made a number of announcements about plans for international events in 2021:

We welcome announcements about potential international ultimate in 2021, but the view of the UK Ultimate board is that we should prioritise planning for the significant possibility that at least some of those events may not go ahead.  

 

This 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.   

 

Whilst we understand that WFDF and EUF are just announcing plans to go ahead with the events if possible, we have seen that many players tend to interpret such announcements as meaning that the events will definitely go ahead.  One reason for making this announcement now is to try to set realistic expectations about what might be possible in 2021.

GB Supporter Jersey

We’ve teamed up with Lookfly to offer a 2020 GB supporter jersey where the proceeds will be used to build up a small fund to support GB players who lost money this year.  Our 2019-21 teams are playing in Red and White jerseys; this one is for the fans!

 

In 2020, we had teams heading to WUGC, WJUC and WMUC and these events were either cancelled or postponed.  Some of the players lost money on accommodation deposits, and those heading to WUGC 2021 face an increase in the player fee.  This isn’t going to cover everything, so we will work with the teams to find the best way to target this support to the people who need it most.

 

So, if you fancy some stylish GB supporter gear, please head over to the Lookfly store to order the jersey and give a helping-hand to some of the affected players.  (Order deadline: 20th August.)  

WFDF Cancels or Postpones all World Championships over Next Six Months

This morning, WFDF announced a decision to cancel or postpone all three of the WFDF World Ultimate Championships to be held over the next six months. This will at least affect the following:

GB Squad Managers 2021 Applications Update

With everything that has been going on in the world recently we have decided to extend the deadline for applications for the squad managers for the GB teams at the 2021 European Ultimate Indoor Championships, which is being held in Herning, Denmark January 2021. The extended deadline is 26th March. For more information including how to apply for those roles please see our original annoucement. Additionally if you are really keen to apply, but your personal circumstances mean you will struggle to meet the deadline please let us know.

Announcing request for GB Indoor Squad Managers 2021

EUF recently announced the 2021 European Ultimate Indoor Championships to be held in Herning, Denmark January 2021.  

Further to our announcement about GB squads in 2021, we invite applications from individuals or small groups* that would like to put themselves forwards to manage one of the GB teams entering EUIC 2021.  (*) Groups should have an identified lead individual. Please note there are 3 divisions of play at EIUC - Women's, Mixed and Men's.

GB U20 Open and Women's Squads 2020

 

 

We are pleased to announce that the following players have been selected as part of the Great Britain U20 squads for the World Junior Ultimate Championships taking place in Malmo, July 2020. 

GB Calendar 2021

The GB Committee is excited to announce the following dates in relation to the GB teams participating in both World and European events in 2021. We are looking to advertise and confirm the squad managers for the GB teams earlier than in previous years. This does not necessarily mean that either trials or player selections will also take place earlier rather it is designed to give the managers more time to prepare for their new role before holding a trial session.

GB Open Masters 2020 Player Applications

We are pleased to announce applications for the GB Open Masters team for WMUC 2020 are now open.

Applications are open to all players born during or before 1987. 

Applications will be open until midnight on the 16th February. 


Trial Date: Sunday February 23rd

Location: Alan Higgs Sports Centre, Allard Way, Coventry CV3 1HW