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UKU AGM 2020 Recording and Minutes

Did you miss our AGM at the end of 2020? Not to worry, we recorded it!


Return-to-Play Update - 5th Jan

Following the announcement of a national lockdown across England and mainland Scotland from 5th January 2021, in summary, all areas in the UK are now limited to PHASE A of the Return to Play Guidance. The infographic has been updated to reflect this. 


We reiterate our general position that clubs and members must take responsibility for understanding and interpreting government guidance and the implications of any additional local restrictions (EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWales)For Schools, please continue to follow AfPE advice. If in doubt please contact UK Ultimate or use the Covid Officer email forum.

Merry Christmas from UKU

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to one and all.


Its certainly been a different year to the one we expected! But in amongst everything that went on we were really fortunate and extremely grateful for the support of our community and partners!


We're operating a reduced staff over the Christmas holidays so if you get in touch with us we may not see your message straight away. We'll endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and if you have an urgent issue please call us on 0844 8045949. 

Return to Play Update - 19 Dec

Further to today's Government announcements we confirm that, effective Sunday 20th Dec, areas of England in Tier 4 plus all of Wales move back to Phase A restrictions.  

Post Covid infection considerations for UKU members

Our Medical Adviser, Dr Kenny Duffy has kindly produced this document for members and coaches to consider in respect of players who have had Covid-19.  Dr Kenny Duffy first started working with us as a physio at events a few years ago, and is a regular member of our GB medical support team.  We’re delighted and grateful that now he’s helping us in between events with documents such as this and the concussion information and guidance released earlier this year.  Thanks again Kenny.

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.

Return to Play Update - 11 Dec

England Tier 3

We have reviewed the approach taken by other outdoor team sports, the finalised government regulations for sport, and had some further discussions about our current Return-to-Play guidance.  As implied in our previous announcement we are updating our guidance so that clubs in England Tier 3 areas are now permitted to play under the Phase C guidance.

  • PHASE D can be played in TIER 1
  • PHASE C can be played in TIER 2
  • PHASE C can be played in TIER 3

Northern Ireland

As of 11th December, some resumption of organised sport is permitted in Northern Ireland, and so we are moving back to Phase C guidance for outdoor play only, effective today.  Clubs are required to do an updated and new risk assessment for their activities.  

  • PHASE C can be played in Northern Ireland

UKU AGM 2020 This Saturday 4pm

We're pleased to announce that on December 12th, 16:00 - 18:00, we'll hosting our AGM.

Once again we'll be running it online using Zoom to try and make it accessible to as many people as possible. The event is open to all UKU members and is free to attend. Please register for the event using this link :