GB Leadership 2011/2

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the following appointments for management of the GB Open, Mixed and Women’s squads for the 2011-12 seasons.  The appointments are effective immediately.

Women: Jenna Thompson, Sophie Watson, Gemma Taylor, Jools Murray
Mixed: Iain Thackrah, Ali Smith, Mark Davin, Paul Waite
Open: Marc Guilbert

Read on for additional information about trials in October and November.

We are also further developing our approach to the support of GB Ultimate to
help all squads and players get the most out of training, medical support,
help with funding, etc.  This project is, in turn, part of a wider project
to create a clear player development pathway for athletes that have the goal
of being part of GB Ultimate.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank GB Ultimate sponsors,
Lookfly, for their help and support.

GB trials will be held on following dates:
9-10 Oct: Open, Women, Mixed
30-31 Oct(*): Open, Women, Mixed
13-14 Nov(*): Women, Mixed
(*) Date to be confirmed - but we are working hard to use these dates.

We are still finalising the location and costs, but you can assume:
-     Location will be as central as we can make it – and will as far as
possible mean all three trials are close together or hopefully at a single
-     The cost per player is likely to be in the range of £30-£50 per
session, depending on the location and what is provided (e.g. food), the
numbers of people that attend, etc – with some concession for
students/unemployed if possible, and probably some sort of further reduction
for anyone attending all three trial dates.


Invitations to sessions for each of the three squads have been sent out by email and are also available here (open - women - mixed).  The invitations all contain an application form, and instructions on where to send your application.

Players are welcome to apply to more than one squad.  Please note that the three squads are running their trials in slightly different ways; and also that the Women's application form is slightly different to the form for Open and Mixed.


There will also be news about Juniors 2011-12 and Masters 2011-12 to follow

Good luck to everyone involved.