UKU Event Announcements

This newsletter is intended to provide a simple stream of information about UKU events. At the point of launch, the intention is that this will provide a definitive source of the most important information relating to UKU events: - dates - registration processes - news updates in the weeks preceding an event (e.g. schedule released, etc)

We need your help for Indoors 2021-22!

We have finalised all of the venues and dates for the remainder of the 2021-22 indoor season, however, we need some help to run some of the events on the day!

 

Are you an individual that's happy to take on overseeing the event? Or would your team/club be happy to work as a team to run the event over the weekend? Whatever your situation, if you're interested in lending a hand, please get in touch with us ASAP by emailing events@ukultimate.comWe will, of course, reimburse you for your time and effort. 

 

We're currently looking for TDs/organisers for the following venues/events (click here to read more)

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifiers [COWIQ] 2021-22 - Entries Now Open!

Entries for the 2021-22 Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifier (COWIQ) events are now open!

 

The full details of when and where the competitions will be held can be found in this document: https://bit.ly/UKUClubIndoors2021_22or alternatively on the UKU Event Calendar

 

Teams can be entered into all of the events until the Closing Date on Wednesday 10th November on the UKU GoMembership website.

Beach Nationals 2021 - CANCELLED

After a great deal of thought we are extremely sad to announce that Beach Nationals 2021 is cancelled.  None of us want *another* cancelled tournament, but after careful consideration we have concluded that this is the best course of action.  The key factors in our decision are:

  • The combination of forecast wind speeds and heavy rain on Saturday in particular has the potential to create a situation that is unsafe for participants, volunteers and staff.  The location is exposed and players will have limited options for warming up and attempting to dry clothes between games.  
  • The forecast wind speeds all weekend will create almost unplayable conditions - it will be unpleasant at best.
  • The situation is likely to force players to huddle in large numbers in small indoor spaces increasing the risk of covid transmission.
  • We remain concerned about the risks to safe travel created by the ongoing problems with accessing fuel.

Finally, we believe it is better to make and communicate the decision now, rather than delay another 12-24 hours in the hope that the forecast improves.  Hopefully this gives people time to make alternative plans, and is clearly better for those players who would otherwise be leaving home tomorrow morning.  

We will issue a full refund to all teams next week.

Beach Nationals 2021 - Fuel Situation and Schedule Update

We have not yet confirmed the schedule for Beach Nationals.  We do plan to use the schedule as published, but we have been waiting to see how the fuel situation develops.  

 

At this point we would like to hear from ALL teams regarding their assessment of how the fuel situation affects their ability to get TO and HOME FROM the event.  Ideally please get in touch this evening (Wed 29th) if possible, but otherwise by tomorrow midday (Thurs 30th).  We appreciate you may need to discuss this within the team if you haven’t done so yet.

 

UKU Beach Nationals 2021 Draft Schedule

Ahead of the event this weekend please find the DRAFT schedule live on the website: https://bit.ly/UKUBeachNats2021EventWebsite 

 

As usual, please double check the schedule to see if there are any issues. If there are then please let us know as soon as possible by emailing events@ukultimate.com.  It is still possible that minor amendments may be made if there are any issues with the schedule, so please take this into account when looking through and making any logistical arrangements for the weekend.

 

We hope to be able to confirm the schedule tomorrow so please watch for further updates.

UKU Beach Nationals 2021 - Event Website Now Live!

The Beach Nationals event website is now available for you to view! It includes all of the information that you need to know ahead of next weekend, including directions, what you need to bring, and spirit links.

 

Make sure that you read it now so that you know all of the important details, and pass the link on to all of your fellow team mates so that they can take a look too.

 

Also, be sure to keep an eye on the Latest News page for any key updates!

 

Event Website: https://bit.ly/UKUBeachNats2021EventWebsite 

 

The schedule is on it's way and we hope to have it with you early next week. 

UKU Beach Nationals 2021 - Confirmed Team Lists

We are pleased to confirm the team lists for Beach Nationals happening on 2nd-3rd October at Sandbanks Beach, Bournemouth.

UKU 2021 Season Feedback - Share your opinion!

Following a pretty successful 2021 season, albeit after a bit of an uncertain start, we wanted to reach out to you to get feedback from everyone that’s taken part (or not), at all levels, to see what we might do for the 2021-22 season!

 

Don’t worry, we’re never going to completely get rid of the weekend events that we know you love (we love them too!), but we want to find a balance for moving forward. 

 

Let us know what you think. We want to hear from you!

Did you play in 2021?

Did you not play at all? 

Did you want to play but the format didn’t work for you?

Did you play more because the format worked better for you?

Did you find the use of single fixture days beneficial and/or enjoyable? 

Did you miss weekend events?

 

Whatever your opinions are, we genuinely want to know them. If we don’t hear from you, whether it’s positive or negative, we end up with only having the views of a small proportion of players to work with. This might mean that we change the competition format and it might not be in the direction that you want it to be, so get involved!

 

Here are the different ways you can get in touch and share your views...