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Minority Ethnic Showcase project

We are excited to announce the Minority Ethnic Showcase (MESH) project. This project will be working to highlight the talent that we have in the UK and to provide a platform for players from minority ethnic backgrounds. The project will include a showcase game in September 2021. 

If you would like to be involved in the project, we would love to hear from you! Players from a diverse ethnic background are invited to fill out the expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/P11fe5nuU4171niB9.

For anyone else who would like to be involved, or if you have any questions, please contact Fowzia Mahmood, Chair of the UKU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

UKU National League Tables

We have now published the UKU National League tables, where you can see how teams are doing and what the game results have been so far!

 

Check it out HERE!

 

XEUCF 2021 Update Released

We are reviewing the recent XEUCF 2021 annoucement from the EUF and will be assessing our options in light of that announcement before providing an update to teams and players.

The EUF Board have announced that they are planning to go ahead with XEUCF 2021 in Brugge. This follows the Belgian Government announcing that from August, sporting event capacity will increase to 5,000 attendees. Providing these national measures go ahead as planned, the tournament will last 4 days, with games being played from Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October.

You can read the full announcement from the EUF here, which includes the full bid distribution (the UK has been awarded 2 bids in the Women's and Mixed divisions, and 4 bids in the Open division) along with key dates in the tournament timeline.

UKU National Series 2021 - Cup Finals & Playoffs Structure

The Playoffs is the part of the National Series competition format where the National Cup and the National League teams meet to compete for the remaining National Championship spots.


For 2021, we will be hosting the Cup finals (1-6) on the same day as the Playoffs (7th-8th August 2021). The exact details of how this will work in practice will be published once we know the final National League standings and the National Cup Quarter-Final and Semi-Final results.

 

To determine how many Playoff spots are available for contention, we need to review whether there are any declined teams (a team which does not want to take up a qualification spot at Nationals) in each National League division as the finishing position of a declined National League team will affect the playoff structure. 

 

Challenge League Rankings updated

UKU Challenge League rankings are being updated weekly, and the latest round of results were included yesterday. 

  • Over 100 teams have registered to play, and the list keeps growing. 
  • Use the map to find teams near you that are looking for games.  
  • Look here for more information about how the UKU Challenge League works, why we've set it up, and how to register.

WMUCC 2022 Qualification & Masters Nationals

To all of the teams that completed the WMUCC Expression of Interest form, please confirm your interest in qualifying to WMUCC by emailing events@ukultimate.com by Monday 12th JulyDue to how long it's been since we asked you to complete the initial EOI form, it will just be really useful for us to know that your team's situation hasn't changed!

 

The teams that we currently have listed as interested in each division are below.

UKU National Cup - 2021 Women’s & Open Quarter-Finals/Semi-Finals Draw [23rd June]

 

Last night, the Competitions Committee met to carry out the draw for the Women’s and Open Cup. 

 

This was the first round being drawn for the WOMEN'S CUP, which fantastically welcomes 8 teams into this year’s competition.

2021 National Series Game Fees

 Some of you may be wondering how to pay the admin fee for your National Series Cup/League game(s), particularly if you’ve played in a fixture that’s already happened! 

 

With the ongoing uncertainty around Coronavirus and with each team possibly playing a different number of games at each fixture, we thought it would be simpler for teams to have the option to pay the sum of their admin fees once they know the final number of National Series games played this season (excluding the National Championships). Alternatively, teams can still choose to pay for each game as it happens. It’s entirely up to you!

 

When you’re ready to pay, you just need to go to the GoMembership event here: http://bit.ly/2021NationalSeriesGameFeePayment