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GB Junior Regional Skills Days

  There are 5 regional GB-Junior skills days coming up this month (October 2011). These are a great chance to help improve players' skills and gain access to the experience of the GB coaches. All players of any experience are welcome. These will also allow more players to be considered for selection for the GB squad for Worlds in 2012.
Any player that wishes to be selected for the U20 male team, must attend one of the regional days to then be invited to attend the national trial.

8th October - Guildford, 9th October - Bristol, 15th October - Leeds (Boston Spa), 29th October - Midlands (Sutton Coldfield)

World Beach Champions!

GB Mixed Masters 2011: GB Mixed Masters 2011 shortly after becoming World Beach Champions.  The team did the double as they were also awarded the Spirit of the Game award for their division. Great Britain Ultimate sent teams to all six divisions of the World Championships Beach Ultimate 2011, held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 22nd to 27th August 2011.

GB Mixed Masters stole the show after over-turning first-round defeats against Germany and USA to grab the World title.  The team also won the coveted Spirit of the Game award for their division.  Mixed-Masters final report by Tony Leonardo.

The Women's team narrowly missed out in their semi-final after a sudden death loss to Canada, but re-grouped to claim the bronze medal.

GB finish the 2011 European Championships campaign

GB U17 Girls EYUC 2011 

EUC2011 Maribor, Slovenia EYUC2011 Wroclaw, Poland
GB Open - Silver GB Junior Open - 4th
GB Women - Silver GB Junior Womens - 4th
GB Mixed - Gold GB Under 17s Boys - Silver
GB Masters - Gold GB Under 17s Girls - Gold

GB Ultimate- Team manager announcements

UKU is pleased to announce the following appointments to the various GB Ultimate teams that will compete in 2011-12.

GB Masters 2011-12

GB Masters at EUC 2011 and WUC 2012 will be organised and led by the group: Ben Mitchell, Stu Mitchell and Si Hill.

Beach Ultimate for WCBU 2011:

  • Women: Bex Forth
  • Mixed: Dave Tyler and James Freeman
  • Mixed Masters: Lucy Byrne
  • Masters: Steve Giguere

So far there have been no applications for Open or Grandmasters and we would like to encourage applications for Open in particular.

GB Juniors- Manager and Coach announcements

Congratulations to the following, people who will be running the GB Junior Programme during 2011-12.  Thanks to everyone that applied to support the teams - we received more applications than ever this year.

  • Junior Open: Manager: Joe Wyatt, Coach: Jools Murray
  • Junior Women: Manager: Gemma Taylor, Coach: Jon Pugh
  • U17 Open: Manager: Andy Vaughan, Coaches: Jolyon Thompson, Tom Candlin
  • U17 Girls: Manager: Chris Flight, Coaches: Tom Howard, Philippa Sturt

UK Ultimate has also employed Ruth Flight on a part-time basis to the role of GB Junior Programme Manager.

GB Ultimate - call for Team Managers

UK Ultimate is still seeking applications for team managers of the following squads:

  • Beach Ultimate squads for WBCU 2011 (Open and Grand Masters)

GB Leadership 2011/2

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the following appointments for management of the GB Open, Mixed and Women’s squads for the 2011-12 seasons.  The appointments are effective immediately.

Women: Jenna Thompson, Sophie Watson, Gemma Taylor, Jools Murray
Mixed: Iain Thackrah, Ali Smith, Mark Davin, Paul Waite
Open: Marc Guilbert

Read on for additional information about trials in October and November.