UKU U17 & U14 Open Indoor Nationals 2018/19

Submitted by megprice on Wed, 20/06/2018 - 3:10pm
Event date: 
2 Feb 2019 (All day) - 3 Feb 2019 (All day)
Event details: 

***NOTE: This event was originally incorrectly advertised as being held on 26th-27th January. This (2nd-3rd February) is the correct date.***

 

The UKU Under-17 and Under-14 Open Indoor Championships 2018/19 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2019, at the same venue as the last few years - Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton. We will again have 2 pitches in the main sports hall (hardcourt surface; indoor trainers required) and 3 in the nearby dome (artificial grass surface [3G]; trainers or short studs are fine) so this should give us plenty of room for all who wish to enter!


Games will start at approximately 10am on the Saturday and we will aim for games to be finished at 5pm on the Sunday, followed by a short presentation/award ceremony.

Please note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

 

Eligibility
There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet - there will certainly be teams of beginners participating. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

To be eligible for this UKU under-17 division you must be in Year 11 or below (the rules for UK Domestic competition differ slightly to International competition).

To be eligible for the under-14 division you must be in Year 8 or below.

As the tournament is Open, there are no gender restrictions - all-male teams, or all-female teams, or anything in between, are absolutely fine.

Please contact Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7@gmail.com) if there are any queries.

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 to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7@gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with.

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.

 

Entry

Entry for this event is NOW OPEN. Click HERE to go directly to the U14 & U17 Open Indoor Nationals 2018-19 event on GoMembership. Please see below for details on how to enter using our new website.

 

The team fee for this event will be £95 per team.

 

After the entry deadline we will post the list of confirmed teams on both our website and the Schools Newsletter.

 

We do expect that we will still have a few places remaining after that date so it is certainly worth getting in touch if you have left it late - but those spaces will be awarded on a first come first served basis and it can't be guaranteed that you'll be awarded a spot, so ideally make sure that you enter before the deadline!

 

If the tournament is oversubscribed at the closing date (unlikely, but you never know) we will prioritise first teams from each institution, and then second teams above third teams etc all the way down. If the cut-off happens to fall between teams at the same level (e.g. 4th teams from two institutions) then priority will go to whoever entered on the earliest date (or be decided by the drawing of lots if we can't separate them by date). Once the initial deadline has passed, places are confirmed, and the entry of a new first team will not 'bump' someone's 7th team anymore - it's literally first come first served at that stage for any remaining places.

 

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. Places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals, 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 events@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist with suggestions, but we do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament. 

 

Contact email: 
How to register: 

Click HERE to be taken to some simple steps to help you with the new process for how to enter our events.

 

However, if you ever have any issues with the website, you’re not sure on how to do it, or something just doesn’t seem right, please make sure that you contact us via events@ukultimate.com so that we can help you the best we can.

 

Click HERE to go directly to the U14 & U17 Open Indoor Nationals 2018-19 event on GoMembership.

 

NOTE: Only CLUB ADMINISTRATORS can enter teams into events. You also need to ensure that suitable teams are set up for your club otherwise you will not be able to enter.

 

There is also a "how-to" document for setting up teams which may be useful.