GB Beach Ultimate 2013

Archived information relating to (some of) the Great Britain beach squads that competed at ECBU 2013.

GB Beach 2013 - Open

GB Open – European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013.

 

The European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013 will be held at Calafell Beach (Tarragona, Spain) from the 27th to the 30th of June 2013.

 

Following highly competitive trials we have selected a talented and committed squad. Working with Ed McDermott our S&C coach, we have been preparing a team to win Gold at the tournament.

 

Following our first outing at Paganello the following team has been selected for ECBU:

 

Alex Cragg - Fire

Chris White - Chevron

Chris Whittle - Fire

David Ford - Fire

Davd Salisbury - Ka-Pow

David Stobbs - Clapham

Elliott More - Cambridge

Harry Geller - Fire

Kai Yokoo-Laurence - Clapham

Jaimie Cross - Clapham

James Baron - Fire

Magnus Wilson - Clapham

Paul Sarjeant - Fire

Richard Roberts - Brighton

Richard Taylor - Ka-Pow

Stuart Greer - Fire

 

 

David Ford and Jaimie Cross

GB Open Beach Team Managers 2012/13

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Application for Assistant manager/coach

Assistant manager/coach – GB Open @ ECBU2013.


 


The European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013 will be held at Calafell Beach (Tarragona, Spain) from the 27th to the 30th of June 2013 and is expected to be played in 6 divisions (Open, women, mixed, masters and mixed-masters and grand-masters).


 


We are creating a team to win Gold at the tournament, and are looking for an assistant manager/coach to join the team management/coaching set up. In collaboration with the team manager/captains, this role would comprise the following duties, depending on experience.


 



  1. Team logistics for trials, training, and tournaments.

  2. Collate training information from the squad and liaise with the Strength & Conditioning coach.

  3. Planning and delivering training sessions (coaching).

  4. Scouting opposition players/teams.

  5. Calling lines, making tactical adjustments etc during games.

  6. Other duties as necessary.

 


The successful candidate will have the opportunity as part of an elite athletic programme, to develop strategy and tactics in partnership with the team management for an international event. They will play a key role in the development of GB calibre players and provide leadership in the formation of the team. This experience could be used as a “stepping stone” for future club or international coaching/management roles.


 


It is unlikely that financial remuneration will be available for the successful candidate, and therefore the ability to self-fund will be a necessary part of the selection decision.


 


Key Milestones for Role


13/14 October 2012 – Trial 1 (London/Bournemouth TBC)


3/4 November 2012 – Trial 2 (London)


March 2013 – Training Camp (1 day)


March/April 2013 – Trial 2: Paganello


April 2013 – Final team selection


May 2013 – Training Camp/Tournament (2 day)


June 2013 – Training Camp (1 day)


27-30 June 2013 – ECBU2013


 


NB: Please note that this is a non-playing role. Applications from people who also want to try out for the team are welcome.


Candidates should complete the attached application form and send, by 5pm Thursday 4 October to gbopenbeach[at]gmail.com with the subject Assistant Manager – {Your Name}”. Any questions can also be directed to the same address. Potential applicants are encouraged to get in touch early as the selection process may be shortened once a suitable candidate has been identified.


 


David Ford and Jaimie Cross


GB Open Beach Team Managers 2012/13

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Player Applications

**Please note the training squad has been finalised.

 

We are creating a team to win Gold at the tournament. Players with the commitment and dedication to be part of this journey are welcome to complete the application form.

Selection


A trial squad of approximately 30 will be selected from the paper applications. On selection, the trial squad will be provided with a strength and conditioning program and an abbreviated playbook to familiarise themselves with ahead of the selection weekends.


A selection weekend will take place on 13/14 October. Saturday will be on grass in London, comprising fitness tests, technical drills and games. Triallists will then travel to Bournemouth (TBC) for the beach element of the trial on Sunday which will primarily be playing 5on5 Ultimate. A second trial will be used to finalise the training squad on 3/4 November.


The trials will facilitate the selection of a training squad of approximately 18 that will work as one team until final selection is made, and will facilitate the management of any dropouts due to injury, loss of form, other commitments etc. An essential part of the preparation will be for the training squad to play at Paganello in 2013. The tournament will also be used to select the final team for ECBU.


Timetable

26 September 2012 – Deadline for applications

13/14 October 2012 – Trial 1 (2 days – London/Bournemouth(TBC))

3/4 November 2012 – Trial 2: squad selected (2 days - London TBC)

March 2013 – Training Camp (1 day)

March/April 2013 – Trial 3: Paganello

April 2013 – Final team selection

May 2013 – Training Camp/Tournament (2 day)

June 2013 – Training Camp (1 day)

27-30 June 2013 – ECBU2013


Candidates should complete the attached application form and send, by 5pm Wednesday 26 September togbopenbeach[at]gmail.com with the subject Player – {Your Name}”. Any questions can also be directed to the same address. Invitations to trials are expected to be sent by Tuesday 2 October.


David Ford and Jaimie Cross


GB Open Beach Team Managers 2012/13

GB Beach 2013 - Mixed

Congratulations to the 2013 GB Mixed Beach team:

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Jon "Kos" Brooks (GB Mixed Manager)

Adriano Scarampi (Captain)

Lauren Bryant (Captain)

Ania Zbirohowska-Koscia

Catherine Tobiasiewicz-Gale

Catherine Vaughan

Fran Scarampi

Lauren Bowman

Mara Alperin

Steph Lees

David Pryce

Emmanuel Bennett

Fred Shone

James Jagger

James Threadgill

Jonathan Clark

Luke Tobiasiewicz

 

 

Following a 1st place victory at Sunburn and a 9th place finish at Paganello, we will be heading to Calafell, Spain at the end of June for the European Championship of Beach Ultimate.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @GBMixedBeach.

 

Team photo courtesy of Get Horizontal.

GB Beach 2013 - Mixed Masters

Hello to all Beach Ultimate lovers,

If you're interested in playing for the GB Mixed Masters team competing at the European Beach championships in Spain next Summer (27th - 30th June, Calafell Beach, Tarragona) Please email me, Lucy Byrne (ljwbyrne@yahoo.com) with the following details, by Sun 30th Sept

1. Your name
2. A brief statement about your beach playing experience/history/attributes
3. D.O.B. You need to be 33 or older to play (date of birth must be in 1980 or earlier)
4. If you are trying out for other GB Beach teams? (Open Masters, Womens, Mixed etc.)
5. Nationality (if not a UK passport holder - see WFDF eligibility rules for details and explain how you qualify)

Having won Gold and Spirit at the last world beach championships, I'm looking to run an equally spirited, committed and skilled team to compete at the highest level at Europeans next summer.

The first trial will be: Sun 4th Nov at Sandbanks (Poole). My hope would be to make this Trial completely open, however there is a limit to capacity and I'm looking for experienced players, so I will reserve the right to make an initial 'Paper selection' if required (Any unsuccessful applicants would be informed by Sun 7th Oct).

The 2nd trial would be provisionally Sun 3rd Feb (Open to cancellation if poor weather) then Sat 23rd or Sun 24th Feb at Sandbanks

Commitment will also be expected for a European beach tournament in March and for one (whole or half) weekend per month till the championships in June.

See you on the sand,
Lucy Byrne