junior division event

UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals and Schools National Championships 2015

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 08/05/2015 - 3:50pm
Event date: 
27 Jun 2015 - 10:00 - 28 Jun 2015 - 17:00
Event details: 

Junior (U20) Outdoor Nationals and the UKU Schools National Championship Finals will this year be held at the South Bristol Sports Centre - full address below.

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

Note that for those schools teams who wish to play both days, 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.

 

JUNIOR NATIONALS

Player Eligibility: Born on or after 1st Jan 1996

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]ukultimate.com 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.

Multiple-teams:

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.

Times:

Junior Nationals will run between approximately 10:30am and 5pm on Saturday and approximately 10am to 5pm on Sunday.


UKU SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Player Eligibility: There will be 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.

Please indicate on your entry form which division you would like to enter.

 

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]ukultimate.com 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: http://www.ukultimate.com/uku-schools

Times:

The Schools Championships will run between approximately 10:30am and 5:00pm on the Saturday only.

 


 

Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
Juniors £125 & Schools £65
How to register: 

Online registration form

The initial closing date for entries will be 4 weeks before the event - 29th May 2015. There may still be spaces after this time - please get in touch with any queries - but that is the date at which we will confirm entry for e.g. 2nd and 3rd teams, and any remaining spaces will be strictly first come first served.

We understand that you may not have complete control over the financial procedures at your institution, so the 29th May 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 pay and to play.

Accomodation and transport: 

We ARE able to arrange camping at this venue, which we expect to be free. However, we need you to let us know ASAP if you intend to take up that option - obviously there is quite a lot involved in making that happen and if no teams require it (no-one did last year!) then we would need to cancel it as soon as possible. There is a question on the entry form about it; alternatively (if you aren't able to enter yet, but you know already that you'll probably camp) please email benji.heywood@ukultimate.com to let us know.

 

Remember that you are responsible for the supervision of your team - we can arrange camping, and open the toilets etc, but we do not undertake to be responsible for your players overnight!

 

We also asked some local players for advice on accommodation, and this is the list they came up with - you'll have to use google from here on in, but some of these might help you look in the right place!

Hostels:
YHA Bristol
Avonside Guesthouse
Deez Backpackers Hostel

Church Halls:
Christchurch Hengrove
St Christophers

Hotels city centre:
Travelodge
Novotel
Holiday Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Ibis

Smaller Hotels near the venue:
Knowle Hotel
Alexandra House Hotel
A4 Hotel
Rockdale Hotel

Junior Women's Indoor Nationals 2014-15

Submitted by benheywood on Tue, 14/10/2014 - 5:18pm
Event date: 
30 Nov 2014 - 09:00 - 17:00
Event details: 

This year's Junior Women's Indoor Nationals will be held on Sunday November 30th at Ellowes Hall Sports College, Dudley.  There will be space for 16 teams. The event will run from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.

 

Info Pack now available -

http://goo.gl/GRAxAk

or in pdf form below.

 

A DRAFT schedule is now out - please have a look and spot any errors!

http://goo.gl/7QicsS

Don't base any travel decisions on this as it may change if we find errors - we'll confirm it by thursday evening hopefully. If you have any comments (e.g. 'we REALLY need to start later please!') do get in touch and we'll try to make adjustments if possible.

 

A pdf version is below if that's easier for you to view.

 

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Entry into the tournament will cost £60 per team.  Payment will be made directly to UKU.  In order to secure a place in the tournament, please fill in the form here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/event_entry_form


Please note that the initial deadline for entries will be Friday 7th November. The deadline is relatively early (3 weeks from the tournament) in order that we can confirm who has a spot in plenty of time to organise your transport etc.

After this deadline, spaces in the tournament may be allocated to second and third teams. If you would like to enter more than one team, please read the details below before entering, and be aware that they may not all get in (and won't be confirmed until after 7th November).

If you have a small number of players but not enough for a full team (or enough for 1 but not quite enough for 2), get in touch because it's likely that others will be in the same position and we could combine players so that more girls get to take part.

Eligibility:
Players should be born in 1995 or later. Where possible teams should be made up of girls from a single club / school / organisation but where that is not possible, the first option should be to pick up for the most local team.  If you want to play for a team that is not your school or most local team, please get in touch and we will do what we can to make sure that this is done fairly.

Multiple teams:
The number of teams at this tournament has varied hugely in the past.  We have taken the decision to stick to 16 teams for ease of organisation. Places will initially be reserved for first teams. Any additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.  These teams will be given spaces if they are still available after the initial deadline (November 17th), with priority going to second teams, then third teams if appropriate.  We expect there will be spaces for a several 2nd / 3rd teams and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£60
How to register: 

UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Nationals 2014-15

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:48am
Event date: 
28 Feb 2015 - 09:00 - 1 Mar 2015 - 17:00
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Championships 2014-15 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW). There are 4 good size halls and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

 

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. Obviously you are free to organise your own plans, and places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals (e.g. family rooms which could sleep 4 at a good price), 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 benji.heywood@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist.

Eligibility

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1996.

Please contact Junior coordinator Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team locally, 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[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. It is NOT appropriate for teams to be formed from friends all over the country (e.g. GB players) without checking with the Junior coordinator. There have been a few issues in recent years with combinations of players/teams that have not been checked or verified appropriately; please be organised, up front, and go through the correct systems.

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.

Other info

Please note: Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament is oversubscribed clubs entering multiple teams may find lower-ranked teams placed on a waiting list. However, the tournament has a large capacity and this is relatively unlikely based on previous years' entries.

Essential: Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Advisable: Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar.

Entry and payment

Entry will be through the UKU Event Entry Form. You can select your preferred method of payment on the form.

We anticipate that we will have space for everyone who wishes to enter; however, it is possible that we will approach capacity and have to turn some teams away. The closing date for entries will therefore be Friday 30th January, at which point we will confirm entries for all the teams we can fit. There may be spaces available after this date, but your first team will no longer have priority over someone else's 7th team after the end of January.

We apologise that the cost has gone from £80 to £90; unfortunately the venue cost has risen by almost 50% and we've passed only a very small proportion of this on to the teams. We may not be able to stay at this venue for future years - the price of Aldersley next year may be more than double what we paid in 2014!

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£90
How to register: 

UKU U17 & U14 Open Indoor Nationals 2014-15

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:15am
Event date: 
24 Jan 2015 - 10:00 - 25 Jan 2015 - 17:00
Event details: 

The UKU Under-17 and Under-14 Open Indoor Championships 2014-15 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW) on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th January 2014. There are 4 good size halls and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this UKU under-17 division you must be in Year 11 or below, born on or after 1st September 1998 (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, born on or after 1st Sept 2001.

Please contact Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]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[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. There have been a few issues in recent years with combinations of players/teams that have not been checked or verified appropriately; please be organised, up front, and go through the correct systems.

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. Obviously you are free to organise your own plans, and places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals (e.g. family rooms which could sleep 4 from £19 per night), and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels in Staffordshire (www.yha.org.uk).

There MAY BE the potential for a bit of floorspace on the Saturday night at a local church hall if needed - please get in touch if desperate - but no guarantees.

Contact name: 
benji.heywood@ukultimate.com
Price: 
£80
How to register: 

The cost of the tournament is £80 per team. If you want to come YOU MUST FILL IN THE FORM FOUND AT THIS LINK

Payment details will be sent to you by email once you have filled in the form. If your school require an invoice in order to make the payment, please make this clear on the web entry form and provide any additional details that will be needed.

Please bear in mind that we may need to limit the number of teams per school as this event continues to grow.  We are not setting a limit up-front, but will need to monitor the situation as entries come in.  You can help us with this by getting your entries done sooner rather than later.

Accordingly, the initial closing date for entries will be Monday 15th December. At this point, we'll award spots to some of those teams who have entered and hopefully enable them to make plans before the Christmas break. Of course, we understand that this is very soon, and we WILL still accept entries after this on a first come, first served basis (and we'll make sure to leave a little space for more schools rather than let in someone's 11th team). If it is hard to commit to your teams by that date, then there will still be some spaces afterwards. But we probably do need to confirm spaces at that point for those who have entered so that they can organise transport - and this means it may be harder to find room for your 2nd/3rd/4th team after this date.

We expect payment by Friday 9th January (after which the schedule will be written) to completely confirm your place at the event. Please get in touch if the payment process means you expect to miss the date. This will be fine but please get in touch to make sure we know about it.

 

Midlands Warm Up 2014

Submitted by Rob Flintham on Thu, 26/06/2014 - 4:58pm
Event date: 
4 Oct 2014 - 09:00 - 5 Oct 2014 - 15:00
Event details: 

32 teams, 4 pitches, up to 11 games.

 

Lots of competitive ultimate action as a warm-up for the indoor season.  NOT a beginners tournament.  Full details are on the website.

 

Contact name: 
Robert Flintham (Norris)
Contact number (primary): 
07981300055
Contact email: 

rbf906@gmail.com

Price: 
£130
How to register: 

CLICK HERE and complete the registration form on the website.  Registration will not be accepted by email, and you will just be asked to complete the form.  If you intend to bring a second team, ***you must register them separately***.  Priority will be given to first teams in the event of over-subscription.

 

The first 32 teams to complete the form will be emailed details on how to pay and secure their spot.  Priority will be given to first teams over second teams.

 

Accomodation and transport: 

Very limited accommodation is available on the floor of a scout hall.  There will be a £10 charge per team to cover the cost of using this hall, which must be paid when paying registration fees.

UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals and Schools National Championships 2014

Submitted by benheywood on Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:55am
Event date: 
28 Jun 2014 - 09:00 - 29 Jun 2014 - 17:00
Event details: 

Junior Outdoor Nationals and UKU Schools National Championship Finals will this year return to The Pavilion, Moor Lane in Birmingham (location details below).

UKU Schools National Championship Finals is a one-day event on the Saturday only.

 

Schedules, Info Pack and Pitch Map can now be downloaded from the bottom of this page. You can also see a schedule on this link which will be updated with game scores throughout the weekend:

http://goo.gl/6vUslp

 


 

JUNIOR NATIONALS

Player Eligibility: Born on or after 1st Jan 1995

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.

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]ukultimate.com 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.

Multiple-teams:

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.


UKU SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Player Eligibility: All players must be in Year 11 or lower.

If there is sufficient interest to make a separate tournament, we also intend to create another division for year 8 and below; please indicate on your entry form which division you would like to enter.

 

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 (max 1 team per school per division) will be considered eligible.

Membership/Affiliation requirements:

Players do not need individual membership provided the school is UKU-affiliated. Please contact admin[at]ukultimate.com 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: http://www.ukultimate.com/uku-schools

Times:

The Schools Championships will run between 10:30am and 5:00pm on the Saturday.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact number (primary): 
07896 919900
Contact email: 

admin@ukultimate.com

Price: 
Junior Nationals £125; UKU-Schools £65
How to register: 

Online registration form

The initial closing date for entries will be 4 weeks before the event - 30th May 2014. There may still be spaces after this time - please get in touch with any queries.

We understand that you may not have complete control over the financial procedures at your institution, so the 30th May is not a payment deadline - but please do endeavour to pay as promptly as possible.

Accomodation and transport: 

Free camping is now unavailable, as no one wanted it!

UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Nationals

Submitted by benheywood on Tue, 21/01/2014 - 10:25am
Event date: 
1 Mar 2014 - 09:00 - 2 Mar 2014 - 18:00
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Championships 2014 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW) on the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 2014. There are 4 good size halls and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

Please use the online entry form but do check the details below.

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. Obviously you are free to organise your own plans, and places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals (e.g. family rooms which could sleep 4 from £19 per night), 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 admin@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist.

Eligibility

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1995.

Please contact Benji Heywood (doc@ukultimate.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 UK Ultimate (email to: admin@ukultimate.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. There have been a few issues in recent years with combinations of players/teams that have not been checked or verified appropriately; please be organised, up front, and go through the correct systems.

Entry and payment

The cost of the tournament is £80 per team. If you want to come YOU MUST FILL IN THE FORM FOUND AT THIS LINK

Payment details will be sent to you by email once you have filled in the form. If your school/club require an invoice in order to make the payment, please make this clear on the web entry form and provide any additional details that will be needed.

The closing date will be Friday 14th February to confirm your place at the event. Please get in touch if the payment process means you expect to miss the closing date. This will be fine as long as you are entered in time, but please get in touch to make sure we know about it.

Other info

Please note: Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament is oversubscribed clubs entering multiple teams may find lower-ranked teams placed on a waiting list. However, the tournament has a large capacity and this is relatively unlikely based on previous years' entries.

Essential: Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Advisable: Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

admin@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£80
How to register: 

Please use the online entry form

UKU U17 & U14 Open Indoor Nationals 2014

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 1:15pm
Event date: 
25 Jan 2014 - 09:00 - 26 Jan 2014 - 17:00
Event details: 

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Captain's Pack

Schedule v1-0

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The UKU Under-17 and Under-14 Open Indoor Championships 2014 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW) on the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2014. There are 4 good size halls and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

Please use the online entry form but do check the details below.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this UKU under-17 division you must be in Year 11 or below, born on or after 1st September 1997 (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, born on or after 1st Sept 2000.

Please contact Kevin Lowe (kev_lowe@hotmail.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: kev_lowe@hotmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. There have been a few issues in recent years with combinations of players/teams that have not been checked or verified appropriately; please be organised, up front, and go through the correct systems.

 

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. Obviously you are free to organise your own plans, and places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals (e.g. family rooms which could sleep 4 from £19 per night), and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels in Staffordshire (www.yha.org.uk).

There is the potential for a bit of floorspace on the Saturday night at a local church hall if needed.

 

Entry and payment

The cost of the tournament is to £75 per team. If you want to come YOU MUST FILL IN THE FORM FOUND AT THIS LINK

Payment details will be sent to you by email once you have filled in the form. If your school require an invoice in order to make the payment, please make this clear on the web entry form and provide any additional details that will be needed.

We expect payment by Friday 10th January (after which the schedule will be written) to confirm your place at the event. Please get in touch if the payment process means you expect to miss the date. This will be fine but please get in touch to make sure we know about it.

Please also bear in mind that we may need to limit the number of teams per school as this event continues to grow.  We are not setting a limit up-front, but will need to monitor the situation as entries come in.  You can help us with this by getting your entries done sooner rather than later.  Thanks.

Contact name: 
Si Hill
Contact email: 

admin@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£75.00
How to register: 

PLEASE USE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM