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EUCF 2021 Update

The EUF Board have provided an update on their planned approach to EUCF 2021 (previous announcement of that plan from February). The key points at this time are summarised as follows:

  • Should an event take place it will be one xEUCF event in Bruges
  • Planning the xEUCF is currently going ahead.
    • The TOC has approached the city council and we are waiting for their decision on June 15th. After that EUF and the TOC will reassess the financial risk to make the final decision about the event viability.
    • Any registraion or fee's would only be after this decision.
  • TOC has to make financial deposits on the 1.7. and it is not sure if a refund is possible after that date.
  • The bid distribution is being revaluated from last year:
    • Without last year's competition, we will give bids to national federations so that they can decide which team to send. 
    • The distribution is based on previous EUCF results (last 4 Events).
  • The current aim is to host:
    • 20 Mixed Teams
    • 20 Women Teams
    • 32 Open Teams. Should the number of teams need to be reduced that reduction would start in the open division until it reached the same number of teams as the other divisions.
    • The minimum required number of 16 per division

 

Social Media Boycott

UKU will join other British sporting organizations in boycotting social media from 15:00 BST on Friday 30 to 23:59 on Monday May 3, in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online by players, particularly in football, and many others connected to sport. 

 

We stand in solidarity with those who have been affected by this online abuse and call on social media companies to do more to eradicate hate online.

 

We understand that clubs in the ultimate community may follow suit and we want to make it clear that we understand that in ultimate, social media is often used for internal communications and organisation of games and training. While no club has to take part in this boycott, we encourage clubs to take a break from posting on their external social channels in solidarity with the blackout. However, clubs should feel comfortable in continuing to post in groups internally for organisation purposes. Good internal communication about playing and training plans is particularly important at the moment for obvious reasons.

 

Boycott action from UKU and other organisations in isolation will, of course, not eradicate online discriminatory abuse, but it will demonstrate that sport is willing to take voluntary and proactive steps in this continued fight.

UKU Board Elections 2021

UK Ultimate board positions are held for three years and resignations are done on a rolling basis. We are currently inviting applications for the following positions: 


Director of Safeguarding

University Ultimate Coordinator

2x Without Portfolio Position


(read on for more details)

Return to Play Update - 23 April

Over the next few days there will be a few changes to each home nation’s return to play status. Below we have outlined the details for each, and we also try to provide some clarification on the situation moving forward. 

We will update the Return to Play infographic in line with the changes that are outlined below.

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.

Interested in qualifying to WUCC or WMUCC 2022?

All teams that are hoping to qualify to the 2022 World Ultimate Club Championships or World Masters Ultimate Club Championships need to complete the following google form:

 

https://forms.gle/YhJNEjnozhUwMN7A7

 

The deadline for submissions is April 30th 2021. Further details can be found in the form

UKU National Cup - Sign-Up Form & Online Discussion Forums

The sign-up form to the UKU National Cup is now live! Register your interest to take part in this Nationals qualification competition now. 

Once sign ups have closed, we will come up with a provisional schedule of games. We understand that some teams may not be able to commit to taking part in the Cup once this information has been released e.g. due to the number of rounds that need to be played, so there will be a grace period where teams will be able to pull out if they feel that they will be unable to meet the structure's requirements. However, we do expect teams to only complete this form if they really have the intention to compete in the Cup, with the hope of qualifying for Nationals. 

 

Details on what's involved in the National Cup can be found here: https://bit.ly/PlayUltimate2021

Return to Play Update - 9th April

This update includes details on:

  • Clarification on the travel restrictions in England
  • Northern Ireland's return to play on Monday 12th April