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BUCS to launch new league competition for women’s ultimate

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) will move to implement a league-based format for Women's outdoor ultimate to harness the Higher Education growth and stability of participation in Women’s Ultimate.  BUCS launched a new Sport Review process in May 2018, and this has reached the end of Cycle One and after an extensive consultation, a variety of new programmes have been approved.  BUCS – celebrating 100 years of British University Sport in 2019 – are consulting National Governing Bodies, its members and representatives from universities across the UK.  The changes coincide with the conclusion of BUCS Inclusion Week and through alterations to BUCS competitions hope to enshrine the values celebrated over the last seven days.

Confirmed Tier 2 UKU Ranking Event Venues/Dates 2019

We are pleased to announce the confirmed dates and locations for most of the upcoming 2019 Tier 2 UKU Ranking Events! There are still a couple of venues still left to finalise, but we hope to have those bits sorted very soon. The full list of 2019 UKU Ranking Events can be found below.

Junior Indoor Championships Round-Up - Thanks For Your Support!

Over 500 Youth Ultimate players between the ages of 10 to 19 took part in UK Ultimate’s recent Indoor National Championship Events across six divisions (Under 14, Under 17 and Under 20 for both Open and Women’s) which were held between November 2018 and February 2019.

The top rankings in each division were dominated by some of our longest-standing school teams. For the third year running, the titles were shared between AirBadgers (St Peter’s School, Exeter) and Flux (Twycross House School, Twycross), with even Under 17 players now seasoned veterans attending their fourth or fifth edition of these competitions.

We were also excited to welcome seven teams from newly-playing schools or Junior Clubs to their first of these events. Several of these have been able to attend thanks to UK Ultimate’s School Affiliation Scheme which offers free discs to schools to help them get started with Ultimate, supported by donations from players and the public.

University Mixed Outdoor Nationals & Cool Down 2019 - Final Standings, Spirit Results & Lost Property

Thank you to all of the teams that competed at the UXON & Cool Down events at the weekend. Despite the pretty wet weather we hope that you all had a good time and played some fun, competitive Ultimate! 

 

Congratulations to University College London 1 for taking home the title of University Mixed Outdoor National Champions following a tight final against University of Birmingham 1! Also, well done to the University of Sussex for winning the University Cool Down event down in Cardiff. 

 

Entries now OPEN for more UKU Ranking Events + upcoming Closing Dates!

On 22nd-23rd June 2019, the following events will be taking place across the UK as part of the NEW Club Outdoor Competition Structure:

 

GB Womens Masters squad 2019

GB lionWe are excited to announce that the following players have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Women's Masters division at the European Ultimate Championships to be held later this year.

 

UXON St Andrews Important

UXON St Andrews. Please do not congregate and hang up gear in sports centre reception. Please use the PAVILION changing rooms or the David Russell Apartments cafe where you can also buy some hot food and drinks. Please help - we are driving sport centre staff crazy.