Statement re GB Open discussion on Britdisc

The UKU GB Oversight Committee notes the recent discussion on Britdisc relating to the plans for GB Open 2015-16.  As noted in our original announcement we did expect people to have concerns about the potential impact of this approach.  UKU did receive multiple bids for the GB Open position, and a great deal of time and

GB Masters Womens Expression of Interest welcomed

We are delighted to have been successful in our bid to manage the GB Women's Masters.

GB Mixed applications welcome

It is a very great pleasure for the GB Mixed Management team to announce details of, and invite applications for, the Great Britain Mixed programme for 2015: please read on if you'd like to see GB Mixed succeed or have an interest in our plans.

GB Senior team appointments

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the following bids have been successful to run the senior squads for the EUF European Ultimate Championships 2015 and the WFDF World Ultimate & Guts Championships 2016:

Open: Justin Foord, Marc Guilbert
Women’s: Jenna Thompson
Mixed: Rich Hims, Niamh Delaney, Magali Matsumiya, Steve Kolthammer, Sam Vile
Open Masters: Dave Grayson, Rob McGowan
Women’s Masters: Claerwen Snell, KJ Boardman-Hims

The GB Oversight Committee can foresee some concern amongst UKU members that the Open, Women's and Mixed bids may appear to be quite London-centric and/or closely linked to a club.  These concerns have been reviewed in detail during the application process.  We cannot emphasise enough that we require the managers to run truly Great Britain teams that are absolutely not just an extension of club teams. Players from across the country are encouraged to attend trials.  The committee will be remaining involved with all team managers in all divisions throughout the 2015/2016 campaign to ensure that there is no deviation from this premise.

GB U23 trial application forms

Players that are interested in a trial for the GB U23 teams that will play in 2015 please fill out this form.

Requesting applications to manage GB teams 2015-16

UKU is now requesting applications to manage the senior (Open, Women, Mixed) and Masters (Open, Women) Great Britain teams for the cycle 2015-16.  EUC 2015 will take place in Copenhagen during the week 27th July - 3rd Aug 2015.  The timing and location of WFDF WUGC 2016 is still to be decided. 

Please apply by sending the attached application form to by Monday 22nd September.  Please contact Si Hill or email if you have any questions.  Our goal is to announce successful applicants before the end of September. 

GB U23 coaches announcement

Congratulations and thanks to the team of coaches that will lead the GB U23 teams in 2015 (below).   We received a number of excellent applications to coach the teams this year, and we would again like to thank all of the applicants that were not successful on this occasion.

  • Jools Murray (Open)
  • Jon Pugh (Women's)
  • Megan Hurst and Felix Shardlow (Mixed). 

News about U23 trials and details about the event itself will be announced on the UKU website, facebook page and on britdisc and the uniultimate e-groups in the coming weeks.

GB Beach Ultimate 2015 - Womens Masters

Congratulations and thanks to Kate Ford, Alizé Clough and Steph Balsys, who will lead the GB Women's Masters team at WCBU 2015 - thereby ensuring that we will have a team in all seven divisions of the tournament.  Please look out for news about trials for all WCBU squads on Britdisc, this website and our facebook page.