UKU Junior (U20) Outdoor Nationals and Schools National Championships 2015-16

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 19/02/2016 - 5:21pm
Event date: 
2 Jul 2016 (All day) - 3 Jul 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

We are pleased to announce that UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals will return to the excellent (and centrally located) Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham B6 7AA.

UKU Schools National Championship Finals are a 1-day, 5-a-side event on the Saturday only (approx 10am-5pm), whereas Junior Nationals is a 2 day, full-pitch 7-a-side event.

All events are Open divisions (i.e. no restrictions on gender) - there's nothing to prevent either an all-male or all-female team, or anywhere in between. A large percentage of teams will be mixed gender, so bring whatever mix of players you like!

Note that for those schools teams who wish to play both days (for example if a school also has a team in the U20s and wish to share transport), we are able to add some school teams (or combinations of school teams if preferred) to the lower bracket of the Junior schedule on the Sunday, where in previous years they have generally found a very suitable level of competition.


We've had a very large number of new schools join us recently - which is great!. We are of course aware that it can be tricky to organise logistics for something like this, but we'd love to have as many of you there as possible, so do please get in touch on the email below with any questions at all and we'll do what we can to help you make it happen.


And don't miss the closing date - 3rd June!



Player Eligibility: Born on or after 1st Jan 1997

Membership/Affiliation requirements:

Players playing for UKU-affiliated schools playing as school teams are not required to have membership.

All other players must have minimum Basic Membership of UK Ultimate.

Team sizes and planning:

Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event.

Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have at least 10 fit players able to travel.

We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team.   There have been instances where small teams have had an injury, and a second player has had to accompany the injured player to hospital, leaving behind a team that is too small to continue.  This not only spoils the tournament for the team concerned, but also for their opposition who have travelled and paid to play games, only to find they have a walkover - not ideal for anyone.

Need a team?
If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team, 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 by emailing admin[at] and have UKU ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. Where possible, players are linked up with players from a similar geographical area.


Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament becomes oversubscribed, clubs entering multiple additional teams may find lower ranked teams placed on a waiting list.



Player Eligibility: We expect to run 2 divisions.

For the Y11 Division, all players must be in Year 11 or lower.

For the Y8 Division, all players must be in Year 8 or lower.


Team Eligibility:

All teams must be strictly school teams.  In the future we expect all teams will have to qualify through local qualification events.  For the time being, all school teams that wish to enter will be considered eligible.

Given that we are still not at the stage of having numerous regional qualifiers, for now we WILL accept multiple entries from one school (only if there is room of course - priority always given to 1st teams). This should NOT be taken to mean that this will always be possible in the future, but for now we see no benefit in turning teams away.

Membership/Affiliation requirements:

Players do not need individual membership provided the school is UKU-affiliated. Please contact admin[at] for more information on Schools Affiliation.

Team sizes and planning:

RULES: Please remember this is a 5-a-side competition played to the “UKU-Schools” adapted rules with smaller playing area, and relatively short games.  Exact game-lengths and tournament format will depend on the number of teams that enter.
For more information please look here:



Contact email:

£135 Juniors, £70 Schools
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form.

Entries are open now, and there is a closing date of 3rd June (4 weeks before the event) after which we will confirm the teams who have been awarded a place. If places remain after that date, then we will of course still accept entries, but it is nevertheless important that we do have a defined date at which teams know they can definitely book travel for their 2nd/3rd/4th teams.

If oversubscribed, priority will go to first teams, and then to 2nd ahead of 3rd, and so on; should the cut off fall between teams at the same level, then the results of last year will be used to rank the teams on the bubble. If that does not provide an answer, we will draw lots.

We understand that you may not have complete control over the financial procedures at your institution, so the 3rd June is not a payment deadline - but teams who pull out after that date may still be charged. Being signed up at that time is a firm commitment to play, and to pay.


Accomodation and transport: 

The last time we used this venue, we offered camping on site but it was not required by any of the teams. We therefore do not at this time intend to offer it this year. Please do get in touch ASAP if camping would be your only option - we're happy to try and set something up, if a few teams are interested - but don't leave it until the last minute and assume we'll still be able to find a solution!


The Pavilion
Moor Lane
Birmingham B6 7AA
United Kingdom