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Announcing GB U24 trial dates

GB Ultimate logoWe are delighted to announce the opening of the application process to represent Great Britain at the WFDF World Under 24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, Western Australia, from Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th January 2018. 

We would like to invite players eligible to play in the tournament (born on or after 1st January 1994) to apply for a place in the GB U24 Development Programme. This application process is open to players for all divisions: Open, Women’s and Mixed.

Successful applicants will be invited to squad trials on either the 22nd or 23rd October 2016. Successful applicants who are unable to make these dates will be invited to trial at a later date on an individual basis. Following the trials, successful athletes will be invited to join the GB U24 Development Programme.  Those players will then be working towards, and competing for, a place on GB U24 Open, Women’s or Mixed teams.

Trial venue: JMO Sports Park, Liverpool, WN8 8BX. http://jmosportspark.co.uk/

To apply, please complete the application form by 7th October. Late applications may not be accepted.

Form: https://goo.gl/forms/DvV3i4dbN3EjaacH3 

GB U24 coaches announcement

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the coaches for the GB U24 programme running up to the WFDF 2018 World U24 Ultimate Championships to be held in Perth, Australia 7-13 January 2018.  We are grateful to everyone that applied to coach and/or manage one of the squads as the competition to run these teams was stronger than ever.  Congratulations and thanks in advance to the following coaches (in alphabetical order):

  • Sion Scone (Men’s)
  • Callum Spiers (Mixed)
  • Jenna Thomson & Ben Weddell (Women’s)

 

More details, including trials application form, will follow in the coming days.  In the meantime, interested players should note the following re eligibility and trial arrangements and in particular the date.

GB Kit Reorder 2016

Hi 

The GB kit reordering is now open. If you would like to order more kit follow the instructions below. The deadline for ordering kit is 24th August. 

 

GB Beach team managers announcement

Congratulations to the following people who have been selected to run the GB Beach teams at the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate. Announcements about trials across the various teams will follow in the coming weeks.

Men’s (M): Ashley Yeo, Justin Foord

Women’s (W): Francesca Scarampi, Rebecca Forth, Ania Godbold

Mixed (X): James Freeman

Master Men’s (MM): David Povey

Master Women’s (MW): Alizé Clough, Kate Ford, Steph Balsys

Master Mixed (MX): Graham Bailey, Lucy Byrne, Luke Tobiasewicz

GrandMaster Men’s (GMM): Si Weeks

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