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UKU Tournament Rules - 2019 Update

 Following the introduction of the new Club Outdoor Competition Structure [UKU Ranking Events], we have revised and updated the relevant rules documents to reflect the change. 

GB at World Under 24 Championships

International Ultimate is back next week, this time its the World Under 24 Championships (WU24), taking place in Heidelberg, Germany 13th - 20th July. 50 teams from countries across the globe will come together and compete to be crowned world champions.

The GB teams kick off their campaigns with games against Australia (GBU24 Women), Panama (GBU24 Men) and Netherlands (GBU24 Mixed) on Sunday.

European Championship Review

Congratulations to the GB Mixed and Open teams who both won Gold at the recent European Ultimate Championships (EUC) in Gyor, Hungary. Both teams retained their 2015 titles in closely fought games, with the Mixed team beating France 13-12 and the Open team winning a hotly anticipated game against Germany 15-14. Both teams were unbeaten throughout the tournament, with the Mixed team ending EUC with a points difference of +90 and Open finishing with a points difference of +85*. 


The GB Womens’ team finished the tournament in 11th place. Although a lower placing than previous European Championships (5th place in 2015), the women had several notable results throughout the week including a 13-14 loss to eventual silver medallists Switzerland and 13-15 loss to subsequent semi-finalists Italy. Credit should also be given to the GB Womens’ team for a valiant fight back from 2-8 down to 11-13 in an exciting pre-quarter game against France. Results across the Womens’ division show growing strength and depth in this division; a promising outlook for women’s ultimate in Europe.

UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals & School National Championships 18-19 - Results & Spirit Standings

Many thanks to all those who participated in our Junior Open Outdoor Nationals and School National Championships event at the end of June! We had 33 teams competing across 3 divisions, with fantastic talent and Spirit on display throughout!

 

Looking for player reps for the Game Advisor committee

The UKU is looking for player reps to join a new committee setup to explore its new Game Advisor committee.  Your input will drive where, and how, we explore using Game Advisors in the UK community.

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UKU Junior Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools National Championships 2018-19 - Additional Information

***Hot Weather***


The forecast for this weekend is for a continuation of the very hot weather we have been having over the past few days. Please bear this in mind when packing for the weekend. Bring sun cream and apply it regularly, make sure you have plenty of water (equivalent to 2 x 1 litre bottles, and top them up throughout the day) and bring a hat to wear (at least when on the sideline).


We recommend taking the opportunity to shelter indoors if you have any long breaks. Use the shade of trees when off the pitch or doing spirit circles.

WATCH: England vs France @ World Schools Championships FINAL - 2pm TODAY

Team England have reached the Final at the ISF World School Ultimate Championships, taking place this afternoon in Le Mans, and you can watch them take on hosts France via Livestream!

 

At 2pm today (UK time) England (represented by Twycross School, Twycross - aka 'Flux') will take on the best France has to offer, competing for the title of the first ever 'World Schools Ultimate Champion'! The game is being livestreamed courtesy of SPORTMAG.fr via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPORTMAG/

UKU Junior (U20) Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools National Championships 2019 - Schedule CONFIRMED

We are pleased to CONFIRM the Schedule for Junior Open Outdoor Nationals and the School National Championships, being held at University of Leicester Playing Fields on Sunday 30th June.

 

There have been no changes to the Schedule from the version released earlier this week. The Info Pack has now been updated with the Spirit Submission Link and Pitch Map.

 

The Schedule and Info Pack can be found here:


CONFIRMED Schedule: https://bit.ly/2RC1PDz

Info Pack: https://bit.ly/2KCbYzH