GB Juniors 2015

Hello,

My name is Ruth Flight and I am the GB Junior Ultimate Programme Manager- big title, but basically I cover everything to do with the planning and running of the GB junior Programme.

The main bulk of my time is taken up with the planning and running of trials for both the U17 and U20 groups, and then the organisation required to take 90-100 players and approximately 20+ staff away each summer for either European Championships and/or World Championships where ever they may be held. 

We at UKU Juniors aim to provide all players and staff with a safe, competitive and fun environment within which they can grow and develop both in their sporting abilities and on a social level, learning to adapt and work within a highly ambitious team setup, whilst having a blast at the same time.  

Ultimate is still in general terms a ‘fairly new sport’ within the UK, but it is growing rapidly and juniors is the fastest growing section across the board.  With this in mind we are constantly updating and developing our systems and each year I am in post gives me fresh challenges to overcome and incorporate into our working guidelines.  

All our staff are DBS checked by the UKU so you can rest assured that your children/players are in the best of hands.  Our staff are all volunteers and  give up their time willingly to help coach and work with the young players, so please bear this in mind if you are waiting on a reply to email etc, they all have ‘normal fulltime jobs’, so it is not always  easy for them to reply quickly, please be patient.

Our new staff for 2015/2016 have just been appointed and you can see their names and contact details here

 

Please get in touch with the relevant staff member should you have any questions regarding your child or player.

My aim is to use the website and in particular this page to publish all the information necessary in regards to GB juniors, so please keep your eye on this and check here first before contacting staff. 

Kind regards

 

Ruth Flight

GB Junior Ultimate Programme Manager

 

 

European Youth Ultimate Championships 2015

 

Frankfurt, Germany will host the European Youth Ultimate Championships from the 3rd - 8th August.

Players will compete across 4 divisions: U17 Open, U17 Women, U20 Open and U20 Women.

The tournament will be held at Frankfurt Nied, which has previously hosted EUCF in 2014 and 2012.

 

 

 

GB will be represented in all the divisions and will be looking to continue GB's long history in the event. You'll be able to follow their progress on the tournament website. On Friday 7th and Saturday 8th some matches will be steamed live on playo.tv including all the finals.  

 

 

 

 

GB Juniors Take on Europe

In Frankfurt GB took on the best in Europe at the European Youth Ultimate Championships. GB were competing in the U20 Open, U20 Women, U17 Open and U17 Women divisions.   

The GB U20 Open team came through a close quarter-final game against Ireland before losing to a very strong Germany team in the semi-final. They then beat France 15 - 11 on the final day to win Bronze.

GB U20 Women unfortunately lost their quarter-final on universe point to the eventual winners Austria. However, they had a great tournament and took 7th.  

GB U17 Open did extremely well to beat France 11-7 to take Bronze, especially considering France had beaten them earlier in the tournament.

GB U17 Women had a good tournament and convincingly beat Sweden 15-2 in their last game to take 5th.

Congratulations to all the players that represented GB who performed very well in extremely hot conditions. Congratulations should also go to the Team Managers and Coaches, as well as "The Dream Medical Team" Alethea Black, Sarah Jones, Hayley Griffiths, Melissa Gollan and Hollie Taylor who helped the players perform so well.   

 

U20 Open Division

Gold      Germany

Silver    Italy

Bronze  GB

U20 Women Division

Gold      Austria

Silver    Italy

Bronze  France

7th       GB

U17 Open Division

Gold      Germany

Silver    Belgium

Bronze  GB

U17 Women Division

Gold      Netherlands

Silver    Germany

Bronze  France

5th        GB

GB U17 TRAINING - Sunday 22nd March - Boys & Girls

The first training for the U17 team will be held on Sunday 22nd March, information details below:

 

Venue:                 Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR   

http://www.aylesfordschool.org.uk/website/?page_id=100 

 

Times:                   Sunday 22nd March: 10-4pm

 

Cost:                      £10 (to cover pitch and accommodation costs, etc.; payable in cash on the day)

Must be handed to your team manager before the start of trials with your consent form - linked below!

 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY AT ALL WITHOUT THE FORMS BELOW PRINTED, FILLED IN CORRECTLY AND HANDED TO YOUR COACH WITH £10 AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY!

NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

There is no food provision at the school so make sure you bring  adequate food and drinks.

We cannot guarantee that we will not be sharing the changing facitilities at school, so all your kit must be taken pitch side with you.

 

Quick reminder of what players will need to bring:

  • -          A signed consent and medical form you cannot take part without this! 
  •                          There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  •           Printed signed code of conduct -attachments below!
  • -          Money for the session £10 cash preferably
  • -          UKU membership, must have at least basic membership for insurance purposes  (http://www.ukultimate.com/join)
  • -          Football boots / studded boots / Astros **not trainers (i.e. shoes with appropriate grip; you will not play without these)
  • -          A white shirt, a black shirt and a short of another colour      (to allow us to easily divide into groups)
  • -          Warm clothes
  • -          Waterproofs and black bag to put your kit bag into on pitch side incase of wet weather
  • -          Water bottle - at least 1 -2 as you will need it :)
  • -          Food      (Snacks for the day – there will be no lunch break as such. Please DO NOT bring high-energy/caffeine drinks such as Redbull; though Lucozade, etc. is fine.)
  •           A DISC :) with your name on it please :)

 

 If you are unable to attend the trial, or have any problems, please let your team staff know ASAP.

 Please get in touch with your team managers if you have any questions.

U17 OPEN   Manager -  Robbie Kyme (rkyme@hotmail.co.uk)

  Lead Coach - Sam Luxa (samluxa12@hotmail.com)

  Asst Coach - Ed Hammond  ( edhammondo@hotmail.co.uk )

 

U17 Women Manager -   Chris Flight ( chrisflight9@gmail.com)  

       Lead Coach - Ruby Rennison (s.rennison@bridgemary.net)

       Asst Coach - Hannah Randles  (hannah.randles@yahoo.com )


 

 Coaches and parents – please pass this information on to your players, to make sure they get it.

 

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GB - U20 2ND TRIAL - invite only!! March 21/22

GB Junior Ultimate Trials 2015

PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT SIMPLY TURN UP ON THE DAY YOU MUST HAVE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THIS TRIAL!!

Details as follows for U20 trials as follows:

 

Venue:                 Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR   

http://www.aylesfordschool.org.uk/website/?page_id=100 

 

Times:                  Saturday 21st March: 12 midday to 4pm,  Sunday 22nd March: 9am to 1pm

 

Cost:                      £20 (to cover pitch and accommodation costs, etc.; payable in cash on the day)

Must be handed to your team manager before the start of trials with your consent form

 

GB Team Coaches

U20 OPEN   Manager -  Tom Howard (thoward@nhbc.co.uk / trghoward@yahoo.com / 07834457886)

Lead Coach - Sam Gunbie (sgunbie@hotmail.com / 07859834936)

 

U20 Women     Manager -  Cat Gale (cagale1@gmail.com / 07892638406)    

         Lead Coach - Philippa Sturt (philippasturt@hotmail.com / 07743449814) 

 

There is no food provision at the school so make sure you bring  adequate food and drinks.

There is plenty parking at the school for anyone driving

For people arriving by train, the nearest station is Warwick Parkway – please let your GB team manager know if you plan to travel by train. It *may* be able to arrange pick you ups to get you to the pitches. We also suggest getting a young person’s / student rail card to help reduce costs.

 

Accommodation will be provided on the Saturday night only, on the floor of a local village hall a short drive from the venue – so everyone will need to bring a sleeping bag and roll mat/blow up bed or similar in water proof covering please!  You do not want these to get wet pitchside! Black bag will suffice.

We cannot guarantee that we will not be sharing the changing facitilities at school, so all your kit must be taken pitch side with you.

Both the school and the accommodation have shower facilities.

An evening meal will be arranged for the Saturday night, as will a basic breakfast on Sunday morning.

Please note that, although a large section of players attending these trials will be 18 or over, that all GB trials, trainings and events are completely alcohol and drug  free on a zero-tolerance basis, and you are expected to behave in a responsible, mature manner or the UKU staff can request that you return home.

Participants will need to bring the following items:

  • -          A signed consent and medical form     Over 18s can sign their own form,                              you cannot take part without this! There will be NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Printed signed code of conduct -attachments below!
  • -          Money for the session £20 cash preferably
  • -          UKU membership, must have at least basic membership for insurance purposes  (http://www.ukultimate.com/join)
  • -          Football boots / studded boots / Astros **not trainers (i.e. shoes with appropriate grip; you will not play without these)
  • -          A white shirt, a black shirt and a short of another colour      (to allow us to easily divide into groups)
  • -          Warm clothes
  • -          Waterproofs and black bag to put your kit bag into on pitch side incase of wet weather
  • -          Water bottle - at least 1 -2 as you will need it :)
  • -          Food      (Snacks for the weekend – there will be no lunch breaks as such. Please DO NOT bring high-energy/caffeine drinks such as Redbull; though Lucozade, etc. is fine.)
  • -          Shower kit
  • -          Change of clothes
  • -          A DISC :)

 

 If you are unable to attend the trial, or have any problems, please let your team staff know ASAP.

 Please get in touch with your team managers if you have any questions.

 

 Coaches and parents – please pass this information on to your players, to make sure they get it.

ONE FINAL REMINDER 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be allowed to trial if you do not have the signed consent/medical and

code of conduct forms

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!  

Digital forms are not accepted you must have a paper copy.

 


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INFORMATION FOR GB JUNIORS - 2015

  Information for GB Juniors 2015

 European Junior Ultimate Championship’s 2015  

Frankfurt, Germany   August 3-8

For those of you aiming to make GB Junior Ultimate Teams this year, here is a little information to help with your planning should you make the team.

Costs will be in the region of £600-£700, we cannot give a final cost as yet because we do not have those figures from the German organising committee yet.  I am basing this on last year’s costs, so hopefully this will give us a starting point. 

Payments will be collected in the following manner:

Due date                                Amount

March 31st                             £200 (deposit-non refundable)

April 30th                               £150

May 31st                                £150

June 31st                               £150 or remaining balance in full

We will be aiming to travel out on 1st August - returning either overnight on 8th or early on 9thAug

KIT COSTS

Kit costs - the required base kit will be in the region of £30-40 once again I have not had the final costing for this but will let you know as soon as I do.  There will be additional items available for you to order, but these will be non-essentials, only the base kit is required as ‘official team kit’.

BOOTS

Football boots and or blades are required for playing, NON METAL STUDS are essential!  You will not be allowed to play or train in trainers as these do not give you the grip required whilst playing ultimate.

FUND RAISING

You may have noticed there is a lot of GB going on this year.  We will have 19 different GB teams competing at various different World or European championships in 2015.  We have started an easy fundraising page to raise money towards the central costs such as medical support team, coaches & managers costs for the youth teams, etc.  If we are successful we will publish information on how it was spent of course.  This is really easy to use and DOESN’T COST YOU ANY EXTRA AT ALL! It just helps us raise funds for GB Ultimate-great cause J 

 

If you are able to help – that’s awesome – thanks very much. 

Using easyfundraising.org.uk is pretty easy to set up:

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/gbultimate2/?t=Easyfundraising-lo

 

 

Keep an eye on this page as all updates will be posted here in the coming months.

GB U17 WOMEN'S TEAM - 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GIRLS SELCETED TO REPRESENT

GREAT BRITAIN U17 WOMEN

AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - FRANKFURT AUGUST 3-8 2015

U17 WOMEN

 

  • Becky Parsons         Arctic
  • Amy Flight              Arctic
  • Emily Hartland         Arctic
  • Provi Cowdrill           Arctic 
  • Imogen Lovell          Airbadgers
  • Leah Atkins              Airbadgers
  • Millie Marsden          Airbadgers
  • Isobel Pinsky           Airbadgers
  • Nell Ridgeway          Airbadgers
  • Lily Mae Conlon        Airbadgers
  • Esther Awcock         Airbadgers
  • Emma Twitchen       Rice Frisbees
  • Maya Isreal             Rice Frisbees
  • Amy Cooper            Tekkers
  • Amy-Lea Clark       Tekkers
  • Amy Savage            Evo
  • Amy Van Zyl            Flux
  • Alex Vero                 Flux
  • Bronte Dufour           Flux
  • Natasha bate            Flux
  • Jay Venables            Flux
  • Kate Gibson             Flux
  • Isobel Sinclair          Flux
  • Freya Elliott              Wobbly Hedgehogs

 

 Team Staff :  Manager -   Chris Flight ( chrisflight9@gmail.com)  

                      Lead Coach - Ruby Rennison (s.rennison@bridgemary.net)   

     Asst Coach - Hannah Randles

 

 

 

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GB U17 OPEN TEAM - 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BOYS SELCETED TO REPRESENT

GREAT BRITAIN U17 OPEN

AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - FRANKFURT AUGUST 3-8 2015

U17 OPEN TEAM 


Adam Cotgrove Airbadgers

Adam Newman Evolution

Alfie Edwards Rice Frisbees

Benjamin Mattin Airbadgers

Bradley Pugh Flux

Chris Cooledge  Tekkers

Christopher Vero Flux

Connor Limbrick Stags

Finley Blackwell Airbadgers

George Hall Flux

George Rutter Flux

Hadleigh Miller Airbadgers

Hamish Schnadhorst Airbadgers

James Brindley   Tekkers

Jamie Hammond Airbadgers

Jordan Butler Stags

Lewis Limbrick Stags

Oliver Cox Airbadgers

Oscar Parsons Devonport High School for Boys

Pieter Keenan Airbadgers

Samuel Eeles Arctic

Thomas Ringrose Devonport High School for Boys

Thomas Williams Airbadgers

Toby Roberts Devonport High school for Boys

Will Thirlby Flux

 

GB Team Coaches

U17 OPEN   Manager -  Robbie Kyme (rkyme@hotmail.co.uk)

  Lead Coach - Sam Luxa (samluxa12@hotmail.com)

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UKU Youth Coaches and Team Managers 2015-16

GB Ultimate logo

Congratulations and thank you to the following people who will be volunteering as Coaches and Team Managers for the GB Youth Squads 2015-16. 

We are looking to expand the pool of assistant coaches that may support one or more of the squads from time to time.  This would suit people who would like to help, but are not able to commit to all the sessions or to a week away with the teams in the Summer. 

Please contact us if you would like to apply or if you have any questions about the role or levels of commitment.

U17 OPEN   Manager -  Robbie Kyme (rkyme@hotmail.co.uk)

  Lead Coach - Sam Luxa (samluxa12@hotmail.com)

  Asst Coach - Ed Hammond  ( edhammondo@hotmail.co.uk )

 

U17 Women Manager -   Chris Flight ( chrisflight9@gmail.com)  

       Lead Coach - Ruby Rennison (s.rennison@bridgemary.net)

       Asst Coach - Hannah Randles  (hannah.randles@yahoo.com )


U20 OPEN   Manager -  Tom Howard   ( thoward@nhbc.co.uk / trghoward@yahoo.com )

Lead Coach - Sam Gunbie   ( sgunbie@hotmail.com )

 

U20 Women     Manager -  Cat Gale  ( gbwomenu20@gmail.com )

         Lead Coach - Philippa Sturt  (gbwomenu20@gmail.com)


Jolyon Thompson and Joe Spreckley have been appointed as assistant coaches for both U20 squads.    

We also have additional Pool Coaching staff this year - Alex Black, Matt Morecraft, Jack Scarratt and Joe Sprekley