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Calling all Potential Coaches and Coordinators, Have you seen our GB Futures Programme Announcement?

We recently announced the GB Futures ProgrammeThe announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

We're currently looking to gauge interest from players and from those who may wish to fill the coach and coordinator roles at the regional hubs. If that sounds like something you could be interested in, then please read the full announcement and if you know someone who might be interested (again as either a player, coach or coordinator) please share it with them as well! 

GB Futures 2021 - planning for the impact of Covid

In the last few weeks WFDF and EUF have made a number of announcements about plans for international events in 2021:

We welcome announcements about potential international ultimate in 2021, but the view of the UK Ultimate board is that we should prioritise planning for the significant possibility that at least some of those events may not go ahead.  

 

This announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

Whilst we understand that WFDF and EUF are just announcing plans to go ahead with the events if possible, we have seen that many players tend to interpret such announcements as meaning that the events will definitely go ahead.  One reason for making this announcement now is to try to set realistic expectations about what might be possible in 2021.

The International Spirit of the Game Day is coming - December 5th, 2020

Get in on the disc sport fun! Sign up now for the International Spirit of the Game Day 2020 Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

 

More details for how it works can be found HERE

 

2020-21 BUCS Season - Update

As BUCS works to finalise details for the TERM TWO competition, we just wanted to reach out to all Universities to highlight an upcoming deadline this Friday, as well as some details that have been published so far. 

 

This announcement includes details on:

  • Provisional leagues
  • League dates
  • BUCS points
  • Return-to-play information

Return-to-Play Update - 11th November

As of Monday 9th November, following Wales’ national firebreak, the Welsh Government’s coronavirus regulations were updated. 

 

The full details of what the changes are for Wales are can be found on the Sport Wales website HERE

 

In terms of what this specifically means for Ultimate, we are moving to Phase C (outdoors) based on our interpretation of the Welsh Government’s guidance.  We are attempting to review this with Sport Wales and will provide a further update if appropriate once we have spoken to them.

Return-to-Play Update, USAU Skills Challenge & Save Our Sports Campaign - 5th November

Return-to-Play Update

Following the government’s announcement on Saturday 31st October of the new set of national restrictions to be imposed in England, we would like to clarify what this means for playing Ultimate around the UK.  This announcement includes

  • Return to Play information by region
  • USA Ultimate Skills Challenge
  • Save our Sports Campaign

We have also updated the Phased Return to Play Infographic.

Thank you Fluent Interaction

Following the conclusion of our Reset the Stall campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new team of corporate sponsors and partners, which we are delighted to announce, includes Fluent Interaction.  

“Fluent Interaction are a digital user experience research and design agency. We help clients of all sizes understand user behaviour and translate insights into actionable solutions and designs that help them achieve their goals, and deliver great experiences for their users. 

Just like Ultimate players we pride ourselves on our ethos of fairness, hard work and honesty, and we are proud to support UK Ultimate.“

Thank you Fluent Interaction!

Thank you Berry Construction

Following the conclusion of our Reset the Stall campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new team of corporate sponsors and partners, which we are delighted to announce, includes Berry Construction.  

“Berry Construction is an industry leading project management company. We pride ourselves in offering a reliable, highly professional and personal service with quality workmanship and unrivalled attention to detail at an affordable price. The core of our work is focused around loft conversions, extensions and renovations in south-west London and Surrey.”

Dan Berry and Giacomo Maltman have both played Ultimate for many years, from London Summer League to club teams such as Flaming Galahs and Clapham as well as quite a few GB appearances.

Thank you Berry Construction!