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Seventeen times for London!

nationals2011logoClapham and Iceni both completed another victory of the UK Ultimate Nationals, as 11th and 6th time champions, respectively. This is also the beginning of a new decade of [consecutive] wins for Clapham Ultimate.

UK Ultimate Nationals was once again run at the fantastic Wide Lane Sports Grounds in Southampton. The Nationals team again organised live internet coverage of key games, including both the men’s and women’s finals. Visit the tournament website for details of what happened over this exciting weekend!

UK Ultimate Nationals 2011

nationals2011logoThe UK Ultimate Nationals 2011 will be held in Southampton on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August. The very best club teams from around the UK will compete for the title of Nationals Champions.

There have been ultimate teams and championships in the UK since the 1970s, but 2011 sees the second edition of a new showcase for the sport. The explosion in the number of competitive clubs in recent years means that teams had to win a place at Nationals by competing in regional qualifying events. The 16 open teams who will compete in Southampton include the likes of 2009 European Champions, Manchester's Chevron, and the reigning UK champions, Clapham. The south London team will be gunning for their 11th title in a row! Among the other clubs include teams from Brighton, Newcastle, Cardiff, Scotland and the host city, Southampton.

In the women's division it is another London team who have dominated in recent years, but last year Leeds finally beat Iceni to snap their 5-year streak and take their first Nationals title. 

GB finish the 2011 European Championships campaign

GB U17 Girls EYUC 2011 

EUC2011 Maribor, Slovenia EYUC2011 Wroclaw, Poland
GB Open - Silver GB Junior Open - 4th
GB Women - Silver GB Junior Womens - 4th
GB Mixed - Gold GB Under 17s Boys - Silver
GB Masters - Gold GB Under 17s Girls - Gold

European Youth Ultimate Championships 2011

Great Britain Ultimate continues the summer campaign this week with the European Youth Ultimate Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. August 8th - 13th. 

European Ultimate Championships 2011

From the 30th of July to the 6th of August, Great Britain will be competing at the European Ultimate Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

Member Update - April 2011

In this update:

1. Notice of AGM

2. Election for Chairman and Treasurer

3. Notice of personal injury claim

4. Planned changes to membership renewal date

5. Planned introduction of club affiliation

6. Ultimatum!2010

7. GB Grandmasters announcement

Coach Educators Needed

The UK Ultimate coaching scheme is looking to recruit a handful of new coach educators to the support the delivery of our Foundation level courses (Leader Award and Sports Leader Award). UK Ultimate has recently been working with an organisation called the Youth Sport Trust and their corporate partners Matalan. As a result we are expecting a bump in the numbers of schools looking for foundation introductory courses, in the summer term around May and June.

40 schools pick up Ultimate

MATALAN sporting promiseThis summer term will see more than 40 schools pick up Ultimate thanks to Matalan's Sporting Promise. This project aims to embed Ultimate as a choice for young people in the schools and school sports partnerships involved. MATALAN have developed their sporting promise with the Youth Sport Trust and have decided to work with nine sports, one of which is Ultimate. UK Ultimate have been asked to help support the delivery by providing club links, help developing a resource and with teacher and young leader [coach] education.

This is a fantastic project that all Ultimate players can really get involved with. Already we have had a number of volunteers help at various launch and inspire days across England. Please keep a close eye on further developments as more help will be needed!

Read about the project at this link