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Thanks for the donations

In October 2017 we added a donation option to the UKU membership renewals.  Members are offered the option of adding a donation to their membership renewal payment - more details here.

We want to say a huge thanks to everyone that has kindly added a donation since we introduced this scheme.  We have raised about £800 for our schools development work so far, and have just used this to purchase more of the new Discraft J-stars that we can send to primary schools joining our Schools Affiliation scheme.  On average, an affiliated school results in approx. 100 new school children trying ultimate or other disc games. In 2017, we hit 20,000 pupils reached by the scheme. With these extra J-stars we will build on the growing interest we are seeing at primary schools across the UK.

And finally - if you are still due to renew your membership prior to Open & Women’s tour - please remember that membership renewals will be unavailable for a few days as of 5pm this evening. Why?  Please renew today if possible. And if you feel moved to add a donation that would be amazing! Thanks!

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.

The website. Good news. Bad news.

The UKU website is well overdue an overhaul.  This is obvious. The good news is that this is underway, and later this month (i.e. in May) we will be moving the data management and payment processing aspects of the website to a new commercial NGB membership management system called GoMembership.  The bad news is that this will not change what our homepage looks like in the short term!

We prioritised moving the management of membership data to a commercial system partly because of the impending changes to data protection laws (GDPR).  We selected a supplier that is already working with a number of other, larger UK National Governing Bodies of sport. Once we have completed that part of the work, we will then start on upgrading the more visible aspects of the website.

The new website is going to cost more than our old, volunteer-supported system.  When the new system goes live we will be increasing membership fees (for the first time in over 15 years) to help cover the increase in costs.  Full Membership will increase to £30, Uni/U18 Full Membership to £20, and Basic Membership to £6.

It is likely that we will experience some teething problems in the first few weeks of running the new system.  We urge players that will be playing Open & Women’s Tour events in June, but who have not yet updated their membership, TO PLEASE DO SO BEFORE FRIDAY 18th at 5pm.  This will undoubtedly help us, and it will also mean you pay a bit less.

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:

OWT3 - Entry Reminder!

Don't forget that entries for Open & Women's Tour 3 close 1 WEEK TODAY!

 

Similar to Tour 2, there will be two events taking place on the weekend of 14th-15th July. The Women's, A-Tour, and B-"north" divisions will be held at The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham, whilst B-"south" will be at Edenbridge RFC to enable greater participation.

 

Full event information can be found on their respective event pages:
BIRMINGHAM: https://www.ukultimate.com/2018/07/14/uku_club_open_womens_tour_3_birmingham
EDENBRIDGE: https://www.ukultimate.com/2018/07/14/uku_club_open_tour_3_btour_south

Exclusive Deals for Nottingham Windfarm 2018!

Do you and your team still not have any plans for the Friday night/Saturday evening of Nottingham Windfarm next weekend? Does your team usually go out for a meal when it's a Tour weekend? Do you maybe fancy doing something other than just sitting in your hotel room once the day's competition has finished?

 

If you answered YES to any of those questions then we have some good news for you... This year we've partnered up with Visit Nottinghamshire to bring you some great deals for Nottingham Windfarm 2018! 

 

The list includes...

50% off food at the mexican restaurant El Capo 

Two games of bowling for £6 per person at MFA Bowl

20% discount at The Lost City Adventure Golf

Cheap travel deals for in and around Nottingham City Centre

... and more!

Nottingham Windfarm (OWT1) - Seedings

Please find the format, draft seedings and seeding pots for Nottingham Windfarm, being held at the Riverside Sports Complex in Nottingham on 2nd-3rd June, below. 

OWT2 - Confirmed Teams

We are pleased to announce the confirmed list of teams for each of the two venues for Open & Women's Tour 2 on 16th-17th June 2018.