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Safeguarding pilot for coaches

Calling all Ultimate coaches, non-playing university coaches, anyone considering future GB leadership, those taking their UKU L2 Coaching Award (plus anyone else interested!)

Safeguarding does not stop when players reach 18, we have a responsibility towards all of those we coach. In partnership with ACT (Ann Craft Trust) UKU is running a pilot adult safeguarding course on the morning of 23rd June 2018. After the pilot we'll be working with ACT to refine a bespoke safeguarding course for UK Ultimate coaches.

As a pilot, this will be free to attend. Moving forward it will be a requirement for anyone involved in GB leadership in all divisions to take this course and as such there will be other opportunities over the Autumn / Winter of 2018.

If you are interested in attending on 23rd June please email coaching@ukultimate.com

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

You may be aware that an update to the UK Ultimate website and membership system is underway, and we are moving the data management and payment processing aspects of the website to a new commercial NGB membership management system called GoMembership.  


Please do not create a new account if you already had one on the old system.  Your details have been migrated.

UKU Board Appointments

We are pleased to announce the appointment of five UKU board members.  In addition to the three board members appointed following the elections held in March (see below), today we are also announcing the appointments of Fowzia Mahmood and Serena de Nahlik.

UKU Masters Nationals at Glastonbury Tor-Nament 2018

Registration for UKU Masters Nationals and Glastonbury is now open! For the first time ever the annual Glastonbury event will be incorporating UK Masters into the weekend tournament.


The event will be held at Tor Leisure Centre on 22nd-23rd September 2018 with the Glastonbury party starting on Friday from 5pm onwards.

 

Based on the level of interest expressed so far, Masters Nationals will be run alongside the other pool games on the Saturday, with the Open Masters final as the Saturday evening show game. Masters teams will then feed into the rest of the tournament for Sunday’s play, or just play Masters and chill on Sunday if they so choose. We will also aim to accommodate Women, Mixed and Grandmasters as required.

Women’s Qualifier Event 2018 - Update

Having received recent feedback regarding the Women’s Qualifier event due to take place on 4th-5th August 2018 at Edenbridge RFC, the Women’s Committee revisited the subject of whether or not to hold this event or change the format to split into two regions. However, after much consideration, it has been agreed that the Women’s Qualifier event will go ahead as planned for this year in one location.

OWT3 - Confirmed Team List

We are now pleased to confirm the team list for the Open & Women's Tour 3 event being held in Birmingham on 14th-15th July 2018. 

 

Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest in the Southern event, the Edenbridge tournament will no longer be going ahead. However, the affected teams have been contacted directly. 

 

Please see below for the list of confirmed teams in both the Open & Women's divisions. If you have any questions, please email events@ukultimate.com.

Changes to the Spirit of the Game at UKU Events

As some teams may be aware, the UKU Spirit of the Game (SotG) Committee has recently undergone a change in members. With the large change in Committee members there have been internal discussions within the Committee as to how we'd like to proceed with the way UKU runs the "Spirit of the Game" aspect of tournaments in the future. After some lengthy discussions the SotG Committee have decided to implement the following procedures at  all UKU run events commencing from OWT1 onwards:

Have you ever had to ask the TD to make a change to a schedule or needed an answer to a question?

It has come to our attention that some teams are forgetting just how important it is to treat tournament volunteers and organisers with the appropriate politeness and respect.