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GB Beach Ultimate 2015

World Championships of Beach Ultimate 2015The World Championship of Beach Ultimate starts on Sunday 8th March 2015 on the beautiful JBR beach in Dubai (UAE).

GB have teams in all the divisions looking to bring home the medals.  

Open (seeded 3rd), Women's (seeded 4th), Mixed (seeded 12th), Open Masters (seeded 2nd), Women's Masters (seeded 4th), Mixed Masters (seeded 4th), and Grandmasters (seeded 4th).

 

Fans will be able to watch all the action live at live.wcbu2015.org and follow the GB teams and players. Provisionally these GB matches have been scheduled to be streamed live on their website.   

Open's match vs Japan on Tuesday at 8am BST

Women's match vs Germany on Wednesday at 8am BST 

 

Also check out the tournament website for the full schedule and seedings as well as live scoring of all  games, daily video highlights, live streaming of the finals, aggregated blog, Facebook, Twitter mentions, photos and videos.

 

GB Beach Open 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GB in the Open division at the WCBU 2015.


  Name Squad Number
   Justin Foord (C)   #28
 Ashley Yoe  Ashley Yeo  #23
   Benjamin Funk  #27
   Dominic Clark  #4
   Jaimie Cross  #10
   John James Howell  #11
   Matt Parslow  #7
   Max McCartney  #17
   Ollie Gordon  #14
   Richard Harris  #19
 Rob Schumacher  Rob Schumacher  #99
   

Sam Bowen

 #12
   Tom Abrams  #32
   Marc Guilbert  #15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

GB Beach Women 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GB in the Womens division at the WCBU 2015.

 

  Name Squad Number
                    Rebecca Forth                                           #23                    
   Francesca Scarampi  #32
 Chrissy Birtwistle  Chrissy Birtwistle  #29
 Katey Forth  Katey Forth   #19
   Ania Koscia  #8
 Nici Prien  Nici Prien  #2
   Liza Bowen  #11
   Vanessa Lowe
 #89
   Lauren Bowman  #14
   Phillippa Strurt  #15
   Joanna Rowbury  #88
   Elizabeth Hand  #5
   Catherine Gainey  #28
   Jackie Verralls  #9

  

 Issey Burke  #27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB Beach Mixed 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GB in the Mixed division at the WCBU 2015.GB Ultimate logo

Paul Waite
Fergus Weldon
Megan Hurst
Julia Jensch
Hannah Brew
Anastasia Riordan-Eva
Joseph Butler
Rebecca Easey
Laurence Gill
Charlie Galloway
Natasha Doff
Fred Shone
Karina Cooper
Adam Lothian
Richard Taylor
James Wotherspoon
Thomas Mannings
Jennifer Tomlins
Hannah Kennell
Jonny Clark

GB Beach Success

Congratulations to all the teams that made the recent WCBU in Dubai the most successul World Championships of Beach Ultimate ever for GB.

GB entered teams into all 7 divisions and walked away with 3 medals (1 silver and 2 bronze), as well as 1 Spirit Prize!

Open Divison
Gold     USA
Silver   GB
Bronze Phillipines
Women's Division
Gold      USA
Silver    Russia
Bronze  GB
Masters Women's
Gold      USA
Silver    Canada
Bronze  GB

 

Masters Mixed
Gold      USA
Silver    Canada
Bronze  Australia
5th       GB CO-SPIRIT CHAMPIONS!

 

 

Mixed Division
Gold     Germany
Silver   Canada
Bronze  USA
13th     GB

 

 

 

Masters Open
Gold     USA
Silver   Canada
Bronze  Philippines
4th       GB

 

 

 

Grandmasters
Gold      USA
Silver    Sweden
Bronze  Finland
8th       GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB Beach Masters Open 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have selected to represent GB in the Open Masters division at the WCBU 2015.

Alan Harding                                                                                                  
Chris White                                                                  GB Ultimate logo
Daniel Berry                                                  
Dave Bixler                                                                    
Dave Grayson                             
Dave Povey                         
Ham Roshan                                                                               
Jon Cater                                                                                      
Kevin Blanch                                                                  
Matthew Ford                                                                          
Phil Webb                                                                     
Rob McGowan                                                                    
Will Cornelius                                                                   
Si Weeks                                            
Joe Bolton                                                                               
Jon Palmer

GB Beach Masters Women 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GB in the Women's Masters division at the WCBU 2015.

GB Ultimate logoAlize Clough
Sarah Douglas
Laura Wilson
Nicky Thomas
Nancy Rawlings
Kate Ford
Steph Balsys
Katja Ulbrich
Laura Santos
Christina Hunter
Megan Rohrssen
Steph Bolton


GB Beach Masters Mixed 2015

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GB in the Mixed Masters division at the WCBU 2015.GB Ultimate logo

Simon Brasse
Steve Balls
Kate Markey
Mike Palmer
Mike Lewis
Caroline Homer
Mark Garbers
Mark Greenhalgh
Jaison DeCicco
Vanessa Skelton
Graham Bailey
Daniel Cozens
Angela Caulfield
Maggie Balls
Beth Rougier
Rachel Dunford

WCBU Kit Ordering Information

You should have received the following information by email, but we have seen some spam-filtering problems, so we have put the information online here too.  The ordering deadline is THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER.

Please note that further to the credit card problems some GB players experienced in 2013, JUMP+REACH / GAIA Europe implemented a complete overhaul of its payment system.  Credit card details are NOT sent to, NOR stored by, JUMP+REACH / GAIA Europe.  The four GB Junior squads competing in 2014 used the ordering process outlined below with no reported credit card problems.

GB teams competing at WCBU 2015 will be using the same designs that we had for GB teams in 2013-14 – with the updated event name and date on the sleeve of course.  If you have the minimum required uniform (red jersey, white jersey and blue shorts) you are able to re-use that kit if you prefer in order to save money.  You MUST email Ian Vidgen [gb.admin@ukultimate.com] and your team captain to confirm your number so that we can look out for duplicates in each team.  Checking for duplicates is the responsibility of the teams, but we will try to help.  We do expect that the other GB teams competing in 2015-16 will have a new design for the base kit.

 

STEP 1

You may have done this in 2013-14 and so provided it is based on the same email address as we have for this year, then you should be able to login immediately (i.e. there is no need to register again).   Your status will switch to "GB National Team" automatically with your first login (ignore the first two sentences of STEP 2) and you can immediately place your order following the steps below.

- OR -

Register as a CUSTOMER in the JUMP+REACH / GAIA Europe Online Shop
www.JUMP-and-REACH.com/login2.php?language=en
Ignore the questions about Company Name and VAT ID.

STEP 2
The GAIA system will switch your status to "GB National Team" automatically *when you next login* provided you have used the same email address as the one that we have uploaded to their site.  To move on with your order immediately, simply log off and log in again and your status is switched.  If you do not see the GB National Team options or your customer group (top right corner of the JUMP+REACH / GAIA Europe Online Shop) still shows "Customer" or "GAIA Europe Membership" instead of "GB National Team" then the most likely source of the problem is that you have registered with a different email address to the one which was uploaded to the GAIA server.  Please email Ian Vidgen gb.admin@ukultimate.com


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To place your order, please follow these steps:

1. Login here with the account you have set up recently: www.JUMP-and-REACH.com/login2.php?language=en

2. Select "GAIA Kit GB WCBU 2015" in the Categories menu on the left side

  • If you cannot see that option immediately contact Ian Vidgen to check if you’re registered with the right email address.

3. Click on the item of choice to see all the details -> please *carefully* read the "ORDERING NOTES"

4. Select the respective order details (scroll down in case you don't see them):

  • Player Number
  • Size
  • Event
  • Team

5. Click on "In Cart" to put it in your shopping cart

6. In case you want to order some additional items, simply do the above again till you are done, always start with clicking on "GAIA Kit GB WCBU 2015" in the Categories menu on the left side.

7. When you are done, click on "Checkout" and follow the online order form

  • "Shipping with present uCustomize Team Apparel Order" is the only available delivery option, no need to click anything. Your kit then will be shipped with the other kits of your team members in one big box to your team captain / kit responsible.
  • "Credit Card VR-Pay virtuell Payment" is the only available method of payment, no need to click anything. Your CC details will be asked for in a later step.

8. Ensure you finally click "Confirm Order" to place your order.  Enter your credit card details now to complete your order.

  • You will be forwarded to a new and external site of a credit card processing company to enter your CC details. This is the most up-to-date and most secure way to handle your CC payment.
  • In case your credit card details did not go through you have to place the order again (even though you may have received an order confirmation email).

9. Please carefully check that your order went through and is correct:

  • You *always* receive a confirmation email to the given email address within the next 1-15 minutes (also check your spam folder)
  • Please *carefully check your order* to make sure everything is filled out correctly. Typical errors in the past have been: one part of the order completely misses the player number or the size, one part ordered to the wrong team/event, mix up of Men's and Women's sizes, some parts ordered with a different player number, etc.  Please let GAIA know within 24 hours in case something needs to be changed.
  • In case you did not receive a confirmation email, log in to your account again and click on "Account" (top left menu bar) to see your order history. If there is no order history then please place your order again.

 

*** Please remember the following ***
•    You need the correct email address in order to be able place your order.  If you don't know what that is check with your team captain/coach/manager to find out what email address they provided to Ian Vidgen (GB Administrator)

•    If you are having a problem logging in using a gmail address, please try the alternative @googlemail.com version in case that is the version registered on the server.
•    You can only order one base kit per player.
•    You need your player number in order to be able place your number.  If you don't know what that is check with your team captain/coach/manager.
•    Delivery will be done for the whole team - free of charge.
•    Please check your spam filters if you aren't getting emails from GAIA.
•    In case of ordering problems you can contact GAIA by email: service@JUMP-and-REACH.com
•    Orders to be completed by Thursday 4th December 2014 please

 

GB Beach 2017

Here you will find all the information about the teams representing GB at the WCBU 2017 in France 

GB Beach 2017

Here you will find all the information you need regarding the GB Beach teams competing in 2017. 

GB Claim Silver at World Championships of Beach Ultimate

In June, 119 teams from 32 countries took to the sand in Royan for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate. 

The USA took Gold in all the divisions, except the Women's division where Russia staged an incredible comeback to win the final on universe point. 

GB were represented in all 7 divisions and came away with 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze, which matched the number of medals won at WCBU 2015.

GB Open got off to shakey start but finished the tournament very strongly making it to the final with wins over Canada in the quarters and Philipinnes in the semis. USA took a very entertaining final but GB can be very proud claiming their second Silver medal in a row.

GB Women got through to the semi finals where they came up against the eventual champions Russia. They convincingly beat Canada to win the Bronze medal.

GB Grand Masters won a very credible Silver medal beating Finland in the semi final but USA were too strong in the final.

GB Mixed lost to Germany in the quarter final but finished 7th with a convincing win over Portugal.

GB Masters Men finished 8th after a couple of loses on universe point.

GB Masters Women finished 4th after making it through to the semi finals where they met a strong Canada side and then Australia in the 3v4 game.

GB Masters Mixed finished 5th with good wins over Finland and Spain.

 

Men's 

Gold       USA 

Silver     GB

Bronze   France

Women's 

Gold     Russia

Silver   USA 

Bronze GB

Mixed 

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze Germany

7th       GB

Masters Men

Gold     USA

Silver   France

Bronze Canada

8th       GB    

Masters Women

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze Australia

4th       GB

Masters Mixed

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze France

5th      GB

Grand Masters

Gold     USA

Silver   GB

Bronze Canada

GB Beach Men 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Men’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

After claiming Silver at the last WCBU in Dubai, GB will be looking to go one better in Royan.  In their pool, GB Men will face dangerous beach specialists the Philippines, along with Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the hosts France amongst others.  GB’s opening game against Ireland will be live streamed here on Sunday 18th.

 


 

GB Men's Beach Player Application

If you're interested in playing for the Men's team at the WUBC 2017, France, please submit your application by 4th September.

Thanks, Ashley and Justin.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKsVdgdIKRsVca07V7tG646aBOT0CwIZXlKTpzRaR-_c1MjQ/viewform

GB Beach Women 2017

Congratulations to the following players who will be representing GB in the Women division.
They have been preparing since early this year which has involved a training camp in Bournemouth and a couple of warm up tournaments. They competed in the mixed division at Bibione in Italy finishing 11th out of 32 teams, then went on to win at Confederations Beach Cup in Barcelona beating Germany in the final.
They are going for gold in Royan - hoping to improve on the bronze medals that GB Women achieved at the last two WCBU tournaments. Please support and follow them - they can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GBWBeach2017/) and instagram (gbwbeach2017). 

 


Bex Forth (c) #23 Fran Scarampi (c) #32 Ania Godbold (c) #88 Megan Hurst #3 Ellie Hand #5
Jackie Verralls #9 Katey Forth  #11 Avril Hunter #18 Amelia Kenneth #21 Lasma Putrina #26
Niamph Delaney
Issy Burke #27 Karen Kwok #28 Lucy Barnes #57 Niamh Delaney #77 Vanessa Lowe #89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GB Women Beach Player Application

We are excited to hear from all Ladies energised by sand and the highest competition, ready to go for Gold in 2017. 

Do you want to play in a Worlds where you are in it to win it?

The last two cycles GBW have won the bronze medal and have been a whisker away from the finals. We want to continue the successful method of investing in every player in the team. Providing high quality (professional level) preparation to excited and positive players.

Official tryouts will occur in October most likely in Bournemouth. Details TBD. 
Please fill out the application to register your interest. 
Deadline for entries is 31st August.

http://tinyurl.com/beach2017

GB Beach Mixed 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Mixed’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017.  GB Mixed are seeded 4th in their Pool and will start their campaign in a tough match against Russia. They will also be looking out for Portugal and Australia as they try to make it into the top 32 crossover, then from there the Pre-Quarters and beyond. 

 

James Freeman (c) #13 Karina Cooper (c) #84 Alex Cragg (c) #86 Adam Lothian #4 David Tyler #6
Rebecca Palmer  #12 Sarah Jeffrey #17 Christina Hunter  #19 Joe Thompson #21 Mark Bignal #23
Ally Lead #25 Abigail Cohman #63 Natasha Doff #81 Hannah Brew #85 Tom Manning #88


GB Mixed Player Application

GB Mixed would like to invite applications for the GB Mixed team at 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, which will be held in Royan, France 18-24th June 2017.

Open trials are to be held in October. If you would like to apply, please fill out the this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec-4bgwi2UpuFZZvA4JhAqSACGMf7l3Kxnn272WM7naw6Upg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Please be aware that the focus of the team will be around playing simple, high-quality mixed ultimate and selections will focus on players who can demonstrate this mentality and ability.
The squad is managed by me, but additional coach and management roles are being determined and will be communicated as the squad takes shape.
If you have any questions beyond the application form above, including a desire to contribute in a non-playing capacity, please contact me at gbxbeach17@gmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
James Freeman

GB Beach Masters Men 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Masters Men’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

GB Masters Men are seeded second in their pool and will have their crucial game against Canada will be live streamed here. They'll look to improve on the 4th place they took in Dubai and bring home a medal. 


David Povey (c) #21 James Cooper #4 Paul Waite #7 Joe Bampton #8 Will Cornelius #9
Joe Bolton #10 Sam Luxa #12 David Stobbs #23 Alan Harding #28 Hermann Kaser #31
Felix Shardlow #37 Chris White #43 Christian Zamore #75 Dan Berry #78 Ewen Buckling #91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GB Masters Mens Beach Player Applications

Opening applications to tryout for GB Master Men for World Beach Championships 2017 in Royan, France.
 
We would like to invite applications from players that would like to try out for the GB Masters Men team competing at WCBU2017. The tournament is going to be held in Royan, France from 18th to 24th June 2017. After a 4th place finish in Dubai at WCBU2015 and two bronze medals at EUC2015 and WUGC2016 we are looking to build a team capable of medalling again.
To be eligible for the masters men division players must be 33 or older in the year of the tournament (born 1984 or earlier). More info about the tournament is up on the website (www.wcbu2017.org)
 
The team will be headed by David Povey and supported by Paul ‘Voodoo’ Waite and Ewen Buckling. As stated above we are looking to build a team capable of medalling and would encourage applications from anyone who will be 33 or over next year. The last two years have seen some great success for the Masters programme and while we are looking to harness that we are also looking to bring in new players. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone just turning 33 and ready to dip their toe into the Masters division.
 
We will be entering a team into UK Beach Nationals (Sept 17/18 in Bournemouth) and using this as part of the trial process. We appreciate it’s towards the end of a long season and attendance at this is not compulsory but it is encouraged; especially if you are new to the masters scene. If you’re interested in WCBU next year but can’t make UK Beach Nationals then still reply and get yourself on the list.
An initial selection will be done from email applications and those that play at UK Beach Nationals with further training dates announced in due course.
 
To register your interest please send an email to davepovey21 at gmail.com with some comments to the following:
 
Name:
Date of birth:
Summary of playing experience and teams represented:
Why you feel we should consider you for the squad:
Can you make UK Beach Nationals in Bournemouth on 17/18 September?
 
The deadline for initial responses is 2nd September. Further details of the next steps will be sent to all that apply.

GB Beach Masters Women 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Master Women’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017.  

 At the last WCBU they took Bronze and will start their campaign against Sweden in their opening game.

 

Alize Clough (c)  #8 Steph Baylsis (c) #3 Phil Sturt #4 Claerwen Snell #9 Laura Santos Ruiz #11
Rachel Kelly  #14 Romanie Hannah #14 Katja Ulbrich #22 Nicole Cozens #31 Mara Alperin #33
Becci Haigh #41 Susanna Bidgood #74 Laura Wilson #85 Christine Moore #96 Emilia Cruz #99



 

 

GB Masters Women Beach Player Application

We invite you to apply for the GB Women Master's team at WCBU2017 in Royan, France to build on our previous success of a bronze medal in 2015. Please fill in the application form below. Come join us!
Kate, Steph & Alizé (Bob)

GB Beach Masters Mixed 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Masters Mixed’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

The GB Masters Mixed team took 5th place in Dubai and will be hoping to make a semi final this time in Royan. They will play the host nation, France in their opening match of the tournament. 

 

 

 

Lucy Byrne (c) #5
Graham Bailey (c) #6
Luke Tobiasiewicz (c) #13
Xenia Shevnina #1
Steve Balls #2
Mike Northcott #8
Ange Wilkinson #9
Stu Greer #10
Mark Garbers #11
Trish Enemy #17
Kate Markey #25
Nancy Rawlings #29
John Lambourne #46
Jon Aaron #80
Magda Glanc #96


GB Masters Mixed Beach Player Application

We would like to invite applications for the Mixed Masters team at 2017
World Championships of Beach Ultimate, which will be held in Royan,
France 18-24th
June 2017.

To be eligible for masters you must have been born in 1984 or earlier.

We will be holding open trials throughout September and October. If you
would like to apply please fill out the this form, which also gives more
details about trials. https://goo.gl/forms/rtatimL26JxlPGLC3
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See you on the beach!

Lucy, Luke and Graham
GBMM management team

GB Beach Grand Masters 2017

GB Ultimate logoUKU is proud to announce the Grand Master’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

GB will be looking to improve on the 8th position they took in Dubai at the last WCBU. They will start their campaign against Canada in the 10 team round robin format.  

 

Si Weeks (c) #4 Dave Grayson #3 Si Hill #5 Ben Mitchell #6 Dave Barnard #7
Harry Golby
Paul Atkins #8 Rik Shipley #9 Wayne Davey  #10 Harry Golby #12 Jack Goolden #14
Ben Rolfe #16 Dave Bixler #22 Lars Patel #27 Stu Mitchell #34 Rob McGowen #84

 

 

 

 

GB Grandmasters Beach Player Application

 

As hopefully you are all now aware, the World Championships of Beach
Ultimate are taking place in Royan, France on 18-24 June 2017. We are
looking to put together a very competitive team that is committed to
medaling in the Grand Masters division. To be eligible you must have been
born in 1977 or earlier.

Squad management will initially be headed up by Si Weeks, Harry Golby and
Steve "Kenny" Kennedy with the captains/coaches chosen once the squad has
been selected.

For more information and to register your interest then please follow the
link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZwdbVqd6iOmfxceTiCYEwadrFXEWFXpOGltPkEke_sU8nw/viewform

See you on the beach,

World Championship of Beach Ultimate 2017

The World Championships of Beach Ultimate will be held on the beaches of Royan in France on 18th - 24th June 2017. 

 

GB will be sending teams in the Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men, Masters Women, Masters Mixed and Grand Masters divisions.

 

Last time in Dubai GB won 3 medals and 1 co-spirit prize. They'll be looking to do even better this time in Royan. 

 

For more information and to follow all the action go to the WCBU website. The following GB matches will be streamed live here

Sunday

GB Men v Ireland 4pm BST

GB Masters Men v Canada 8pm BST

Monday

GB Grand Masters v UAE 9:10am BST

GB Mixed v Ukraine 1:50pm BST

Tuesday

GB Women v Russia 1:50pm BST

Wednesday

GB Masters Women v Denmark 10:20am BST

GB Masters Mixed v Switzerland 10:20am BST

GB Men v Sweden 4:10pm BST

GB Masters Women v Canada 5:20pm BST 

 

 

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:

GB Mixed Beach 2013GB Mixed Beach 2013

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

WCBU 2007

In 2007 GB had a very successful trip to the World Championships in Brazil with the Women winning gold and Masters winning silver medals. The open and mixed teams finished 4th and 7th respectively.

GB Women's Beach

The members of the World Championship winning women's team are:

# Name
2 Tanya Waisbrod
3 Sue Pioli
4 Fran Pioli
7 Lucy Byrne
8 Beth Rougier
14 Rachel Kelly
17 Sarah Garner
23 Sally Quigg
28 Kay Drury
33 Mellissa Warren
39 Jess Thomas
44 Jo Drury
69 Nathalie Sisson

 

GB Women - Beach World Champions 2007: World Champions!GB Women - Beach World Champions 2007: World Champions!

 

 

GB Masters Beach

 The GB Masters Beach team from Brazil 2007GB Masters Beach team 2007/8

The GB Masters Beach team from Brazil 2007 narrowly missed being the first GB team to win gold at a World Championships. They had to settle for silver after losing a close final to the US.

The team: back row (l to r): Chris White, Jaimie Rogers, Sean Holden, Rich Pancost, Wayne Davey (captain) front row (l to r): Vito Vitali, Dale Madden, Norman Patterson, Steve Giguere, Hwo Lam front: Steve Balls