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UKU National Cup - Sign-Up Form & Online Discussion Forums

The sign-up form to the UKU National Cup is now live! Register your interest to take part in this Nationals qualification competition now. 

Once sign ups have closed, we will come up with a provisional schedule of games. We understand that some teams may not be able to commit to taking part in the Cup once this information has been released e.g. due to the number of rounds that need to be played, so there will be a grace period where teams will be able to pull out if they feel that they will be unable to meet the structure's requirements. However, we do expect teams to only complete this form if they really have the intention to compete in the Cup, with the hope of qualifying for Nationals. 

 

Details on what's involved in the National Cup can be found here: https://bit.ly/PlayUltimate2021

UKU Board Elections 2021

UK Ultimate board positions are held for three years and resignations are done on a rolling basis. We are currently inviting applications for the following positions: 


Director of Safeguarding

University Ultimate Coordinator

2x Without Portfolio Position


(read on for more details)

Return to Play Update - 9th April

This update includes details on:

  • Clarification on the travel restrictions in England
  • Northern Ireland's return to play on Monday 12th April

Play Ultimate 2021 - Really no weekend tournaments?

With restrictions easing and organised sport being permitted again, we’re aware that you’re all probably waiting to see what Ultimate will look like in 2021… You can find our plans for the coming year HERE, which include major changes to UKU Rankings and Club Nationals. But above all, we just want to encourage people to get back out there, play lots of Ultimate, and help rebuild the sport in their area.

 

https://sites.google.com/ukultimate.com/play-ultimate-2021/home

EUIC 2022 Postponement

On Monday 5th April EUF released a statement regarding the postponement of the 2022 EUIC

The event was due to take place in Herning, Denmark at the end of January 2022, but the planned dates have now been moved back to Thursday March 17 - Sunday March 20.  The venue still remains Sportscenter Herning and EUIC 2022 will have three divisions; men's, women's and mixed, with 16 teams competing in each division. 

EUF are expecting to publish more information about their plans for the event during April 2021.

The Ultimate Not A Tournament Party

All the friends you can't see at the moment at the same amazing virtual party. DJ Tom Styles hosting a great night of fun and music.

 

It's been a tough time - and such a quiet time for Ultimate. We miss you.  It's been so long since we saw each other. So long since those sideline chats with friends and team mates you always see at tournaments.


On Good Friday it's time to make a little space to get your home groove on, get the drinks and snacks in and spend a great evening filled with the folks who make our community so amazing.  Numbers are limited and you must register to get access.

Conditioning ideas - be careful out there

ConditioningIdeasJamesMeadSome of our recent announcements have featured pleas for everyone to take it easy as we get back to playing and give your body time to adjust to playing Ultimate again.  We asked a couple of friendly S&C experts for some ideas - especially for those of us who don’t normally “get around” to doing any exercise and conditioning away from the ultimate pitch.

  • You may have seen Jools Murray’s “Waking up the body” series on our facebook page.  If not - definitely check it out!  

But we figure that not everyone will get around to watching videos, so we asked James Mead, JAM Performance, to come up with some ideas that would fit on one page:

Return to Play Update - 25th March

In light of UK Government advice updates published 24th March, we are updating our guidance for England as follows:

  • Phase C modified play will be permitted from Monday 29th March
  • Clarification on number of participants
Please read the full announcement here.  The Return to Play infographic will be updated on Monday 29th March to reflect the above changes.