UKU Member Update
UK Ultimate is delighted to confirm that the organisation has been awarded formal recognition as the UK National Governing Body (NGB) for Ultimate by the home country sports councils: Sport England, sportNI, sportScotland and Sport Wales. Ultimate was officially recognised in the UK as a sporting activity in 2008. However, in some parts of the UK, not having a formally recognised NGB can be barrier to entry for clubs or local organisations wishing to enter into discussions about access to facilities and/or funding.
Following a lengthy application process we received official confirmation of the recognition decision this week. It is a notable milestone in the development of the sport in the UK, although it should be noted that recognition does not carry with it any guarantee of funding or additional support. Please contact us if you have specific queries relating to this exciting news.
This week saw the 100th school sign up to our schools affiliation programme! The programme aims to help us connect with schools that play or are just starting to play ultimate.
We're pleased to now release a little more info for the University Mixed Regionals events this weekend - and also to let you know about our new partnership with Five Ultimate across all of our indoor events in 2016/17!
UK Ultimate and Five Europe are excited to announce a partnership to host Five Ultimate stalls at the upcoming UKU Indoor series.
Have you seen WFDF announcement on WCBU 2017? Due to an incredibly high number of entries the tournament has had to take some measures to manage numbers at the event.
See the story here:
UK Ultimate is running a new GB U24 Development Programme and applications are now open. Check out this explanatory video: https://youtu.be/tMemm_ eWkj4
UK Ultimate's Junior Women's Indoor Nationals will take place over 3 separate divisions (Under 20, Under 17, Under 14) on Sunday 6th November 2016. There will be lots of beginners there, so if you are a new team, don't be afraid to come and join in!
More details, including how to enter, can be found on the event page - http://goo.gl/1jcgjg
A paid role is being advertised at St Mary's University in Twickenham - for an Ultimate coach.
We are delighted to now open entries for the first of this year's University Indoor tournaments, and to provide more details for the others.
UKU University Mixed Indoor Regionals, in 7 locations on the 29/30 October, is now accepting entries, with an initial closing date of 13th October. All details can be found on the event page:
There you will find the entry procedures, a list of teams/regions, how many teams qualify, full venue details and more.