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)

Women's National Cup Entry Deadline!

Don't forget that sign ups for the Women’s Cup close on Sunday 20th June at midnight! 

 

Following the completion of the first Round of Mixed games in the National Cup, there is one week left for Women's teams to enter into the Women's division if they wish to. Roster rules mean that once a team is knocked out, all players are free to compete for a different team, so if you think that you might be able to get a Women's team together now then make sure that you sign up!  

 

Spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. As soon as the number of entries reaches 8, sign ups to the Women’s Cup will close, regardless of the date. We currently have 5 teams entered. 

 

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/vKBBe6RNhoDUXCvRA 

COVID Guidance Update - Scotland

Following clarification from sportscotland on the definition of a 'bubble' and the maximum number of participants per day, we have updated the UKU Club Guidance Appendix - Scotland

 

Please ensure that you read the updated Scottish appendix as this may impact any fixtures planned to take place in Scotland. 

 

We also just wanted to let you all know that we are keeping an eye on all government updates in terms of the wider, developing situation with the Indian variant across the UK. We are continuing to review the guidance published and we will announce any updates on our usual channels (the UKU website, Facebook and Instagram).

UKU National Cup - 2021 Draw [21st May]

 

Following the deadline on Tuesday 18th May, we have had a few dropouts. This has required a few slight changes to the final draw for the National Cup 2021. 


What is the Challenge League? Sign ups now open!

Wondering what the Challenge League is?

Watch the first video of our mini Challenge League info-series to find out! 

 

Sign ups are open NOW. So if you're interested, get your team registered!

https://bit.ly/ChallengeLeagueSignUpForm

 

UKU National Cup - 2021 Draw [12th May]

 

Last night, on Wednesday 12th May, UKU staff and the UKU Competitions Committee held a virtual meeting to carry out the draw for the UKU National Cup in the Mixed and Open divisions. This follows the announcement made on Tuesday 11th May regarding the National Series Rules & Dates, as well as the plan for the Women’s Division (entries are still open).

 

2021 National Series - Dates, League Fixtures & Cup Draw

Thank you to all of the teams that entered into the UKU National Cup! We’ve had a fantastic number of entries, and following some work on what this will mean for scheduling games, we are now able to publish the complete 2021 calendar for the National Series*.

UKU Nationals - Cancellation

Sadly we have now taken the decision to cancel UKU Nationals on 29-30 August.  Hopefully this is not a surprise to anyone, but it is nonetheless a great disappointment.  

 

We have submitted our return-to-play action plan to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as per the announcement we made on 10th July.  There are indications that major team sports are making plans to return to community competition, and so for the time being we will leave open the possibility of running a club National Championships under a different format before the end of the year, subject to the response we receive from DCMS.

 

We are optimistic that we will be able to move to Phase B in the coming weeks, but please understand that until we have formal sign off for the Action Plan we are still in Phase A (see the announcement from 10th July for more details).  

UKU Outdoor Events - Cancellations Update - 1st July

Having waited as long as possible to see how the situation developed we have taken the decision to cancel 2020 UKU Regionals for all three divisions:

  • 1-2 August, Leicester 
  • 1-2 August, Edenbridge.