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UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion, GB Sponsors

UK Ultimate thanks Hyperion Insurance Group as team sponsor of the GB Men at the World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London. The partnership brought much-needed financial support to the team ahead of the largest WUGC to date.

The sponsorship enabled the GB Men’s squad to make use of first-class pitches for training, a squad physio for all tournaments and training, strength and conditioning coaching and nutritional supplements, as well as subsidising a number of player’s travel requirements. The sponsorship also supported the provision of branded kit and training gear, which the players were wearing throughout the tournament.

UKU seeking volunteers to train as Anti-Doping Educators

UKU would like to recruit 2 volunteer Anti-Doping Educators to support the delivery of anti-doping information to our GB and International teams. These Educators will complete 2 days of initial training with UK Anti-Doping before being allocated to deliver team workshops.

GB Junior trials 2015

Sign up is invited for applications to play for the GB junior squads in 2015.

Please see the link below to sign up, and/or please forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested.  This form is for players interested in trying out for the GB Junior teams attending EYUC this year. The tournament will be on August 3rd-9th in Frankfurt, Germany. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G5U_S66l_98OvgeUktthr3v3gt6Guo6iTTdaHP91Fks/viewform

The sign up deadline for u20 open and women's trials is Monday 19th January.

Statement re GB Open discussion on Britdisc

The UKU GB Oversight Committee notes the recent discussion on Britdisc relating to the plans for GB Open 2015-16.  As noted in our original announcement we did expect people to have concerns about the potential impact of this approach.  UKU did receive multiple bids for the GB Open position, and a great deal of time and

GB Masters Womens Expression of Interest welcomed

We are delighted to have been successful in our bid to manage the GB Women's Masters.

GB Mixed applications welcome

It is a very great pleasure for the GB Mixed Management team to announce details of, and invite applications for, the Great Britain Mixed programme for 2015: please read on if you'd like to see GB Mixed succeed or have an interest in our plans.

GB Senior team appointments

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the following bids have been successful to run the senior squads for the EUF European Ultimate Championships 2015 and the WFDF World Ultimate & Guts Championships 2016:

Open: Justin Foord, Marc Guilbert
Women’s: Jenna Thompson
Mixed: Rich Hims, Niamh Delaney, Magali Matsumiya, Steve Kolthammer, Sam Vile
Open Masters: Dave Grayson, Rob McGowan
Women’s Masters: Claerwen Snell, KJ Boardman-Hims

The GB Oversight Committee can foresee some concern amongst UKU members that the Open, Women's and Mixed bids may appear to be quite London-centric and/or closely linked to a club.  These concerns have been reviewed in detail during the application process.  We cannot emphasise enough that we require the managers to run truly Great Britain teams that are absolutely not just an extension of club teams. Players from across the country are encouraged to attend trials.  The committee will be remaining involved with all team managers in all divisions throughout the 2015/2016 campaign to ensure that there is no deviation from this premise.

GB U23 trial application forms

Players that are interested in a trial for the GB U23 teams that will play in 2015 please fill out this form.