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UKU Discounts & Rewards scheme launched

In partnership with GoMembership, who provide the membership management system, we have been able to set up a Discounts & Rewards scheme offering thousands of discounts from over 270 online and high street retailers to our members.  

Enrolment is simple. As part of your membership renewal you have the option to join the scheme.  Simply tick the box underneath your membership selection to enrol and you’ll add the Rewards Scheme to your cart along with your membership.

Return to Play - Guidance Update - 15th Sept

As per our previous announcements, we confirm that as of Tues 15th Sept we are now in PHASE C of the Phased Return-to-Play.  

 

Please also see the announcement we published on Friday 11th September, which includes news about University competitions, return to play timetable, Indoor Ultimate, covid officer googlegroup forum, ideas for training sessions; and thanks to our UKU Medical adviser.

 

There are some relatively minor changes in the final version of Phase C Guidance compared to the draft that we published in August.

  • Noted the Covid-officer training available from sportscotland.
  • Added links to local travel advice.
  • Additional line clarifying that active, normal defending is allowed (except on the thrower) but that players should make adjustments to avoid standing face-to-face within 1m of each other.
Finally, please note we have changed our guidance relating to regions under local restrictions to take account of the fact that in many cases those restrictions still allow organised sport to continue.  Apologies that we made a relatively last minute decision to change this, and so did not provide any advance notice.

 

Return to Play Update - 11 Sept

There are quite a number of headlines in this update, but it seemed like a good moment to pull these things together in a single announcement.  Please read all of it.  We think there is information here for everyone.

  • University competitions
  • Return to play timetable
  • Indoors
  • Covid Officer googlegroup forum
  • Ideas for training sessions
  • Thanks to UKU Medical adviser

 

Dr Kenny Duffy appointed UKU medical adviser

Dr Kenny Duffy at WFDF WJUC 2018We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Dr Kenny Duffy as UK Ultimate medical adviser.  This is a voluntary role.  Kenny has been working with UKU, and especially the GB squads for several years.  He is actively supporting our response to Covid-19, and in the last year delivered a coach forum on FIFA 11+, and helped us to complete and publish UKU Pregnancy Guidance and Concussion Information.

 

Dr Kenneth Duffy MBCHB BSc Hons MCSP MRCGP

Kenny qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, went on to study medicine at University of Dundee, and completed his GP training in 2020. He initially worked within the NHS and private sectors as well as sports settings. He gained experience working with Scottish and British gymnastics and the Scottish football association working with junior national teams. 

Scotland-specific return-to-play guidance

We have been in communication with sportscotland to confirm sign-off on our club guidance in Scotland.  Please see UKU Club Guidance Appendix - Scotland for details, which is additional to our existing UKU Club Guidance Phase B.  In particular this provides the necessary confirmation that Ultimate clubs in Scotland can now train in groups of up to maximum 30 people, provided, of course, that they are following all the appropriate measures.  The document has been added to the main guidance page.  As of today, 4th September we are still in Phase B.

Return to play club training feedback survey

We are gathering feedback from clubs regarding their experiences and views on returning to training to help inform our decisions on next steps.  Clubs who have trained since 17th August are expected and required to complete the form.  We would very much like to hear from other clubs and groups too.  The deadline for completing the form is the end of Wednesday 9th September.  Thanks.

https://forms.gle/BZBURpfzSXPsoRAh9

Thanks to your support we hit our first target

It’s been an amazing week or so since we started the campaign.  I am absolutely delighted to announce that we have reached our initial target thanks to your overwhelming support.  Thank you to everyone who has got involved.  

Our goal has always been to reset our financial position to where it was at the start of 2020.  We are currently forecasting a loss of approximately £30k.  We set our initial fundraising target at £20k, but to achieve our goal we need to keep going.  

It has been incredible to see the UK Ultimate community of players, ex-players and family-members rally in this way. We are also very grateful for all the messages of thanks and encouragement - they go a long way....  If you are able to read the blog, share the links or make a donation, it will really help.  Thank you.