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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates So Far

See the current Return to Play guidance here

See the latest updates here.

Recruiting for UKU Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

Earlier this year we announced that we would be setting up a UKU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.  We are now inviting applications to join this group.  Please see provisional terms of reference for the committee here, and a simple application form here.  

In the meantime

  • We have signed UK Ultimate up with The Sporting Equals Charter which includes access to some advice and resources.
  • As part of the UK & Ireland BLM fundraiser, we were asked if teams could donate to UKU to support improvement of diversity in Ultimate in this country.  This donations fund has been running since then to provide the DEI committee with a £2k budget for some initial projects. 

Return to Play Update - 27 Nov

We will be publishing a more substantial update next week as we are currently expecting some more information via Sport England about the latest changes to restrictions in England, effective 3rd December.  Provisionally we are expecting to adopt the following approach, at least initially:

  • England Tier 1: phase D
  • England Tier 2: phase C
  • England Tier 3: phase B

Indoor Ultimate will be extremely limited everywhere and, sadly, we do not expect any UKU Indoor championships to take place this winter.

Thank you Fit4Ultimate

Our Reset the Stall campaign finished a few weeks ago, but we have a few more thank-yous, and today we are delighted to announce that Fit4Ultimate has joined our line-up of new corporate partners.  

David & Carol at Fit4Ultimate are sports coaches with a passion for training and performance. Working with a wide variety of ultimate athletes, they provide results based strength & conditioning training with the overall goals of improving performance, reducing risk of injury and staying injury free...as well as making S&C training fun.  They have previously coached Iceni Ultimate, Fire of London and the Women's GB team.  

Thank you Fit4Ultimate!

UKU AGM 2020 Date and Registration Announced

We're pleased to announce that on December 12th, 16:00 - 18:00, we'll hosting our AGM.


Once again we'll be running it online using Zoom to try and make it accessible to as many people as possible. The event is open to all UKU members and is free to attend. Please register for the event using this link : https://bit.ly/UKU_AGM_2020

Update on UKU staffing Nov-Mar

The extension to the furlough scheme announced at the start of the month presented a number of different options to UK Ultimate in terms of managing the staffing time available to us. We have been operating with the majority of our staff on full time furlough since the start of April (see more info here). However, the November extension of the furlough scheme has allowed us to make some changes to the way we are operating. 

GB Futures 2021 - planning for the impact of Covid

In the last few weeks WFDF and EUF have made a number of announcements about plans for international events in 2021:

We welcome announcements about potential international ultimate in 2021, but the view of the UK Ultimate board is that we should prioritise planning for the significant possibility that at least some of those events may not go ahead.  

 

This announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

Whilst we understand that WFDF and EUF are just announcing plans to go ahead with the events if possible, we have seen that many players tend to interpret such announcements as meaning that the events will definitely go ahead.  One reason for making this announcement now is to try to set realistic expectations about what might be possible in 2021.

The International Spirit of the Game Day is coming - December 5th, 2020

Get in on the disc sport fun! Sign up now for the International Spirit of the Game Day 2020 Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

 

More details for how it works can be found HERE