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WUCC 2018 - Pre-Registration

The WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships is going to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA from Saturday 14th - Saturday 21st July 2018. 

 

An invitation has been sent out to all club teams which includes greater details about the tournament, including information about dates, costs, the venue, accommodation and food, and can be located in PDF format at the bottom of this page.

 

Within this document it informs all club teams to complete and submit the pre-registration form to express an interest to participate at WUCC 2018

WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships - Update

Details regarding the WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC) have now been announced. 

From July 29th - August 4th, WMUCC will be held at Little Mountain Sportsplex and IJL Ultimate Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

If any Masters Club teams are interested in attending the tournament, please be aware that
ALL teams must complete the Expression of Interest form at https://goo.gl/forms/GjwCTpcPMo6xSUFp1 as outlined in the detailed PDF released by the WMUCC Tournament Director (found here). As the bid allocation list (published by the WFDF Ultimate Committee) will be based on data collected from the EOI form, please make sure that you have carefully considered whether you have a viable team for the tournament. 

UKU L1 Coaching Course, Leicester, 23rd Sept 2017

Announcing another opportunity to take your UKU L1 Coaching Award in Leicester on 23rd September 2017

Updated child safeguarding documentation

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce that we have updated our child safeguarding policies and practice for 2017. The documents can all be found here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/safeguarding

The aim of the documents is to make sure ultimate in the UK supports all players under 18 to play our sport. This will help the recent growth in community teams that can recruit young players from their local areas to be key a part of their club for years to come. 

The documents should be easy to follow but please email safeguarding@ukultimate.com if you have questions or need support.

As a result of our school affiliation programme we now have data showing that well over 15,000 young people are playing ultimate at school.  With this as a backdrop we are looking to recruit a small Safeguarding Advisory Committee to help with ongoing task of keeping our documentation, policies and practices up to date as well as providing advice and information to the increasing number of clubs and coaches that are looking to make ultimate more accessible to younger players.

If you have experience or knowledge in child or adult safeguarding and feel you could offer some time to help, please get in touch using our contact form or through the safeguarding email above.   Thanks!

Qualification rules for international club events 2017-18

In addition to the usual European Ultimate Championships Series (EUCS) in the Open, Women and Mixed divisions, 2017-18 will also see three additional international club competitions: World Clubs, a European master division event, and a World master division event.

Sports Council recognition

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.

UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion, GB Sponsors

UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion Insurance Group as team sponsor of the GB Men at the World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London. The partnership brought much-needed financial support to the team ahead of the largest WUGC to date.

The sponsorship enabled the GB Men’s squad to make use of first-class pitches for training, a squad physio for all tournaments and training, strength and conditioning coaching and nutritional supplements, as well as subsidising a number of player’s travel requirements. The sponsorship also supported the provision of branded kit and training gear, which the players were wearing throughout the tournament.

#ThisGirlCan

 

You may have noticed Ultimate appears on the #ThisGirlCan website. 

This a very exciting opportunity to promote the sport and recruit new members across the country. 

UKU now has a #ThisGirlCan page which is dedicated to teams that welcome beginners and specifically women. Please take a look at the page and if you feel your team should be up there, and isn't, please drop us a line: admin@ukultimate.com

We would urge ALL clubs (open, women and mixed) to affiliate and make sure the details on their team's pages are up to date as well.