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XEUCF 2021 Bid Allocation

Further to our previous announcement here and following additional clarification on fees by the EUF, we have now confirmed how the bids will be allocated for XEUCF 2021. 

 

Due to the success of the National Series competition structure so far, we have taken the decision to use UKU Nationals 2021 results to determine which teams will qualify to XEUCF 2021.(*) 

Return to Play Update - 15th July

As of Monday, there are various changes across the UK in the level of restrictions. 

 

Whilst we continue to see the further easing of restrictions, we remind all of our players to 

STAY KIND AND THOUGHTFUL 

UKU National Series 2021 - National Championships Seeding Procedure

The 2021 National Series Rules document has been updated to include the seeding procedure that will be followed for the National Championships event being held on 28th-29th August 2021.

 

Please see section 9 for full details. 

Return to Play Update - 9th July

There are clearly major changes coming with respect to how we interact with each other and the virus.  We are expecting some guidance from Sport England about how that affects team sports like Ultimate, and we will do our best to publish that as soon as we can.  In the meantime, we appreciate your patience, and would like to take this moment to remind everyone to stick with the current Return-To-Play rules.  We are aware that some of it is tedious, and that some people may query the practical value of some of the requirements.  Nonetheless, for now we ask that you stick with it - keep an eye on rotating/cleaning the discs, avoid stall-counting in someone else’s face and keep up with the track and trace attendance logging, etc, etc.  Thanks!

We have decided to stop asking people to complete training surveys.  Thank you to everyone that has kept up with those - it has been really helpful to have some visibility of the level of play that was happening around the country.   

We do want to remind everyone that we still expect clubs to complete this incident report form if their club is affected by a positive test please.

Minority Ethnic Showcase project

We are excited to announce the Minority Ethnic Showcase (MESH) project. This project will be working to highlight the talent that we have in the UK and to provide a platform for players from minority ethnic backgrounds. The project will include a showcase game in September 2021. 

If you would like to be involved in the project, we would love to hear from you! Players from a diverse ethnic background are invited to fill out the expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/P11fe5nuU4171niB9.

For anyone else who would like to be involved, or if you have any questions, please contact Fowzia Mahmood, Chair of the UKU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

UKU National League Tables

We have now published the UKU National League tables, where you can see how teams are doing and what the game results have been so far!

 

Check it out HERE!

 

XEUCF 2021 Update Released

We are reviewing the recent XEUCF 2021 annoucement from the EUF and will be assessing our options in light of that announcement before providing an update to teams and players.

The EUF Board have announced that they are planning to go ahead with XEUCF 2021 in Brugge. This follows the Belgian Government announcing that from August, sporting event capacity will increase to 5,000 attendees. Providing these national measures go ahead as planned, the tournament will last 4 days, with games being played from Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October.

You can read the full announcement from the EUF here, which includes the full bid distribution (the UK has been awarded 2 bids in the Women's and Mixed divisions, and 4 bids in the Open division) along with key dates in the tournament timeline.

UKU National Series 2021 - Cup Finals & Playoffs Structure

The Playoffs is the part of the National Series competition format where the National Cup and the National League teams meet to compete for the remaining National Championship spots.


For 2021, we will be hosting the Cup finals (1-6) on the same day as the Playoffs (7th-8th August 2021). The exact details of how this will work in practice will be published once we know the final National League standings and the National Cup Quarter-Final and Semi-Final results.

 

To determine how many Playoff spots are available for contention, we need to review whether there are any declined teams (a team which does not want to take up a qualification spot at Nationals) in each National League division as the finishing position of a declined National League team will affect the playoff structure.