UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Nationals 2014-15

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:48am
Event date: 
28 Feb 2015 - 09:00 - 1 Mar 2015 - 17:00
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Championships 2014-15 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW). There are 4 good size halls and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that the majority of teams might be able to travel home rather than needing accommodation on the Saturday night, but for some of you that clearly won't be possible. Obviously you are free to organise your own plans, and places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals (e.g. family rooms which could sleep 4 at a good price), and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels nearby (www.yha.org.uk).

If you are really struggling for accommodation, please get in touch on benji.heywood@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist.

Eligibility

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1996.

Please contact Junior coordinator Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team locally, then it may be possible to arrange for you to join up with another team; everyone involved in Junior Ultimate wants you there. HOWEVER you must explain your situation to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. It is NOT appropriate for teams to be formed from friends all over the country (e.g. GB players) without checking with the Junior coordinator. There have been a few issues in recent years with combinations of players/teams that have not been checked or verified appropriately; please be organised, up front, and go through the correct systems.

Please also note that eligibilty decisions are made by volunteers - we're keen to help out, but do make sure to get your requests in early to make that easier.

Other info

Please note: Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament is oversubscribed clubs entering multiple teams may find lower-ranked teams placed on a waiting list. However, the tournament has a large capacity and this is relatively unlikely based on previous years' entries.

Essential: Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Advisable: Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar.

Entry and payment

Entry will be through the UKU Event Entry Form. You can select your preferred method of payment on the form.

We anticipate that we will have space for everyone who wishes to enter; however, it is possible that we will approach capacity and have to turn some teams away. The closing date for entries will therefore be Friday 30th January, at which point we will confirm entries for all the teams we can fit. There may be spaces available after this date, but your first team will no longer have priority over someone else's 7th team after the end of January.

We apologise that the cost has gone from £80 to £90; unfortunately the venue cost has risen by almost 50% and we've passed only a very small proportion of this on to the teams. We may not be able to stay at this venue for future years - the price of Aldersley next year may be more than double what we paid in 2014!

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£90
How to register: 

Location

Aldersley Leisure Village
Aldersley Road
Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
United Kingdom