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UK Teams at WUCC 2018

This Saturday the World Ultimate Club Championships 2018 kicks off. Good luck to all the UK representatives taking part!

You can follow all the results on the WUCC website.

Better still loads of games are being streamed, check out the full livestream schedule. In particular Fanseat, the official EUF Streaming Partner, will be broadcasting more than 80 games, covering in exclusive the "European Pitch", where mainly European Teams will play

 

Make sure to get the following in your diary as opportunities to watch UK teams on the livestream and keep your eyes peeled on the full schedule as more fixtures get confirmed:

Sunday July 15th - 4pm GRUT vs Reading Ultimate on Fanseat or facebook live.
Sunday July 15th - 6pm Chevron Action Flash vs PELT Ultimate on the Olympic Channel
Sunday July 15th - 8pm Clapham Ultimate vs CUSB Fanseat
Monday July 16th - 6pm Black Eagles vs Stall7 Olympic Channel

 

 

Announcing request for GB Beach squad managers 2019

WFDF recently announced the 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships to be held in Portugal, May 2019.  

Further to our announcement on 9th July 2018 about GB squads 2019-20, we invite applications from individuals or small groups* that would like to put themselves forwards to manage one of the GB teams entering EBUC 2019.  (*) Groups should have an identified lead individual.

At EBUC 2019 it is expected that some/most team managers will be planning to play, and will likely appoint themselves captain or spirit captain.  Applications from non-players are very welcome.  Player-managers that intend to appoint a coach should set out in their application which decisions will be delegated to the coach.

Applications should be made using this form.  Team manager responsibilities are outlined here.  The closing date is midnight 31st July.  If anyone attending WUCC would like to apply but is struggling due to their WUCC commitments please email gb.admin@ukultimate.com.

GB Committee Announcement

This announcement relates to some immediate changes to the way we organise GB squads, noting that we expect this to be a starting point for ongoing improvements. Please see the full article for more details on the following:

  1. We are re-organising the GB Oversight Committee by both adding some roles, and making the roles of the existing group more specific.  The committee will be renamed to GB Committee.
  2. We are setting up a larger team of volunteers to help coordinate the activities that are needed to help run all the squads: e.g. coordinating the medical team, dealing with kit, etc.
  3. Process for appointing squad leaders 2019-20
  4. Timescales for squad applications and appointments

For context, we remind members that in busy years such as 2019 or 2020, there may be as many as 20 different Great Britain teams representing us at various WFDF/EUF events across different divisions, age-groups and surfaces.

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.

Thursday Summary: UK Teams at WUCC 2018

With the end of the competition in sight the UK teams had their penultimate day of competition on Thursday. All the UK teams now have just one game remaining.

 

Mixed

Glasgow had a tough day suffering two close losses (by 2 against Mubidisk (Spain) and by 1 against Macondo (Columbia)). They'll now become the third UK team to play IKU (Japan) this week as they go for 31st.

SMOG lost their first game on Thursday to Banana Cutters (Canada) but bounced back with a victory over Shinshu Loose (Japan). Their campaign will finish with a battle against Battleship (Canada) for 21st.

Reading won both matches to make it three wins in a row since dropping out of championship contention. A comfortable victory over Sesquidistus (France) was followed by a win against Urosoul (Columbia). This leaves Reading playing Banana Cutters (Canada) to win the 17-32 bracket!

Black Eagles demonstrated why they are the highest placed mixed UK team with a good win over Marvellous DC (New Zealand) before suffering a sudden death loss to Pie Wagon (Australia). They'll finish with a game against Voltaje (Columbia) for 11th place, a massive 26 place improvement on their WUCC 2014 showing! 

Wednesday Summary: UK Teams at WUCC 2018

A mixed day for the UK teams on Wednesday saw several teams drop out of championship contention.

Open

Clapham and Chevron both started their day with wins in their crossovers to put them into the top 16, both with 15-10 victories vs Ragnarok and Hot Chilli respectively. Chevron then matched up against GOAT, however the Canadian team were able to take the victory and with it a place in the quarter finals. Meanwhile Clapham took on German rivals Bad Skid. A tense battle saw Bad Skid win in sudden death. Clapham and Chevron now match up against each other in the 9-16 bracket.

Elsewhere Devon played one game on Wednesday, beating the Russians Sokol and giving themselves a shot at 25th. They have a quarter final against Otso from Finland.

Upcoming Level 1 Coaching Awards

UKU L1 Coaching Award courses this Autumn:

 

8th September, Edinburgh 

10th September, St Andrews

22nd September, Nottingham

20th October, Sheffield

 

To sign up: go to the membership website, click 'Events & Courses' and then 'Coach Education', from there select the course you want to attend.

We are looking to book a few more courses around the UK in 2018 so keep your eyes peeled for more.