GB Beach Managers announcement

We are pleased to announce the squad managers for the Great Britain teams attending 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships to be held in Portugal, May 2019.  Many thanks to everyone that applied.  

Mixed: Ben Bruin, supported by Rachel Naden

Men's: Justin Foord

Women's: Ava Grossman, supported by Lucy Hyde, Callum Spiers

Great Grand Master Men's: Danny Baker

Master Men's: Dave Povey

Master Mixed: Jim Scott, supported by Oliver Browne

Master Women's: Philippa Sturt, supported by Steph Balsys, Alize Clough, Katja Ulbrich

Grandmaster Men's: Si Weeks

More news will follow soon - probably this week - about the process for applications and trials to join the squads.  Good luck to everyone involved.

Announcing request for GB Beach squad managers 2019

WFDF recently announced the 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships to be held in Portugal, May 2019.  

Further to our announcement on 9th July 2018 about GB squads 2019-20, we invite applications from individuals or small groups* that would like to put themselves forwards to manage one of the GB teams entering EBUC 2019.  (*) Groups should have an identified lead individual.

At EBUC 2019 it is expected that some/most team managers will be planning to play, and will likely appoint themselves captain or spirit captain.  Applications from non-players are very welcome.  Player-managers that intend to appoint a coach should set out in their application which decisions will be delegated to the coach.

Applications should be made using this form.  Team manager responsibilities are outlined here.  The closing date is midnight 31st July.  If anyone attending WUCC would like to apply but is struggling due to their WUCC commitments please email

GB Committee Announcement

This announcement relates to some immediate changes to the way we organise GB squads, noting that we expect this to be a starting point for ongoing improvements. Please see the full article for more details on the following:

  1. We are re-organising the GB Oversight Committee by both adding some roles, and making the roles of the existing group more specific.  The committee will be renamed to GB Committee.
  2. We are setting up a larger team of volunteers to help coordinate the activities that are needed to help run all the squads: e.g. coordinating the medical team, dealing with kit, etc.
  3. Process for appointing squad leaders 2019-20
  4. Timescales for squad applications and appointments

For context, we remind members that in busy years such as 2019 or 2020, there may be as many as 20 different Great Britain teams representing us at various WFDF/EUF events across different divisions, age-groups and surfaces.

GB Youth Squads Player Applications 2019

We are pleased to announce trials for the GB Youth Squads in 2019.


To be eligible for U17’s players must be born in or after 2003. To be eligible for U20’s players must be born in or after 2000. All players must be 12 or older, and in Year 8 or above, on 1st January 2019. The deadline for applications for ALL FOUR SQUADS is Saturday 12th January.  Applications received after this deadline will NOT be guaranteed attendance at trials, so please do not miss this deadline!!

World U24 World Championships 2018

The WFDF World Under 24 Ultimate Championships will be held in Perth, Australia from 7th-13th January 2018. This is the fourth time this championships has been held following events in Florence (2010), Toronto (2013) and London (2015). The venue for the tournament is the UWA Sports Park in Perth – Western Australia, which hosted the successful WUCC in 2006.


There will be three divisions Men's, Women's and Mixed and the tournament has attracted over 1000 athletes from 20 countries. All the players have to be born after 1st January 1994.


GB will be represented in all 3 divisions and you will be able to follow their progress as well as get more tournament information here.

If you want to watch the action games will be broadcast live on the WFDF YouTube Channel.

GB Youth Women's teams 2017-18

Every year, the GB Junior coaching and management team meet to review progress and plan the next cycle.  This year we spent a significant amount of time discussing the challenges we face supporting the two women’s teams.  The recurring fundamental problem is that not enough players are trying out for the teams.  So we have decided to make some changes that we hope will increase and improve the opportunities for young women wanting to play competitive ultimate.  

GB Youth Teams Coaches and Managers

Congratulations and thanks for the following individuals who have been appointed as coaches and managers for the GB Youth teams 2017-18.  Please read on for links to additional information about some changes to the way we will be organising training and selection in the Women’s and U17 Open squads.