UKU Member Update
Congratulations and thanks to Kate Ford, Alizé Clough and Steph Balsys, who will lead the GB Women's Masters team at WCBU 2015 - thereby ensuring that we will have a team in all seven divisions of the tournament. Please look out for news about trials for all WCBU squads on Britdisc, this website and our facebook page.
At UKU Nationals on 23/24 August 2014, Paddy Hart competed in the Mixed Division with Pingu Jam, despite having competed with Vision at Regionals. This is an infringement of rule 220.127.116.11 of the UKU Club Outdoor Competitions rules.
This decision does not set precedent that future infringements will result in disqualification of the player or a written warning to the team. Each case will be judged on its own merits.
Plans for GB Ultimate 2015-16 are getting into full swing now:
Beach team appointments are mostly complete - but we're still looking for applicants to run the Masters-Women team.
UKU has also created a part-time GB Administrator post to support the U23, senior, masters and beach teams - and we're extending the deadline for applications to end August.
The process for applying to manage the senior and masters squads for EUC 2015 and WUGC 2016 will announced soon.
We are now inviting applications for all positions in the Coaching and Management team for GB Juniors 2015-16 - please find links to role descriptions and an application form at the bottom of this page.
We are setting an initial deadline for applications as 31st August - but recognising this is relatively soon we are able to give applicants more time if required - please contact us (details in the application form) in that case.
To support our plans to see "Ultimate in every school, a club in every town, and a coach in every club," UK Ultimate is setting up a new initiative called the Regional Development Network. Some background information, and an outline of the idea, is presented below - we hope to spark some debate and plenty of action. The ideas will be discussed as part of a wider development discussion at the UKU Development Conference and AGM on Sat 13 Sept in Loughborough. Why not come along?
The UK Ultimate AGM will take place at Charnwood College, Loughborough, on Sat 13 Sept alongside a Development Conference and an Elite Skills Clinic - more information here. UK Ultimate board positions are held for three years and resignations are done on a rolling basis. We invite applications to three positions this year (read on for more details).
Information for teams attending nationals.
Spirit of the Game scores.
Following Nationals this year UK Ultimate is going to trial spirit scores being published without anonymity.
This does not have any affect at the tournament and things will be "as normal" for how Nationals decides to handle spirit - this only concerns the publishing of scores following the event.
This change is only for this event.
Feedback on the above is welcome before the 1st of September.
Please note that UK Ultimate will *not* be using game advisors at Nationals this weekend.
More information on UK Ultimate's plans regarding Game Advisors will be published in due time.
UK Ultimate Ltd is creating a part-time employed position to assisting GB Oversight committee and U23/Senior team managers and coaches with administration tasks. Our aim is to ease the administration load on coaches and existing staff while improving the GB program with year on year efficiencies.
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