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GB Mens squad 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following players have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Men's division at the European Ultimate Championships which will be held in Hungary from June 29th - July 6th.

 

May 2019 Tier 2 Ranking Events - Why You Should Enter!

Are you a Mixed team or club? Did you go to Y Ddraig Goch at the end of March? Do you want to play more Mixed? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you should look at going to the third Round of Mixed competitions that are taking place on 18th-19th May 2019! 

 

What is a Tier 2 Ranking Event?

Spirit of the Game and challenging team mates

In response to queries about an issue that comes up from time to time, UKU SOTG Committee have worked on the following document to help clubs consider how to deal with club & team members who do not naturally buy-in to the principles of Spirit of the Game: 

Expanding GB support team

Further to our previous announcement we are really delighted to welcome three new people to the growing team of people that support our GB squads - please see below.  Sadly nobody so far applied for the GB Finance Officer role.  If you have some experience of accounting/bookkeeping - or maybe just love spreadsheets as well as Ultimate - please take a look and get in touch if you’d like to help.  

Georgina Morrison is joining the GB Committee as Welfare Officer.  Geegee has been involved with several clubs over the last few years - Guildford, Horsham, Reading, as well as uni clubs at Surrey and Birmingham. She played with the GB u24 mixed team in Perth, and with Reading at WUCC 2018.  In applying for the role Geegee explained that she was really pleased to see this role being created, and volunteered her support because she views each individual players' physical and mental welfare as being of the utmost importance.

Lee Rhodes and Ashika CV kindly volunteered to pick up and share the Sport Science coordination work.  There is plenty to do. Lee has worked as a physiotherapist in sport for 20 years, including 6 years with a Premier League football club in addition to the rather more glamourous assignments at UKU tournaments and with several GB Ultimate teams.  Ash is doing a masters in Psychology of Sports and Exercise, and has been playing Ultimate with St Marys University for several years as well as some coaching in a local school.

Thanks in advance to all three of them.

April 2019 UKU Ranking Events - Team Lists Confirmed for The Grey Towers & Spring Showdown

Thank you to all of the teams that have entered the various events taking place on 27th-28th April 2019 in Durham and St Albans! Apologies for the delay in publishing this information, however we are now pleased to be able to confirm the team lists for The Grey Towers of Durham & Spring Showdown events.

 

Y Ddraig Goch 2019 - Final Standings, Spirit Results & Lost Property

Well done to everyone that took part in the first UKU Ranking Event of the season - Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon)! We hope that you all had a great weekend dusting off your boots after the winter. 

 

Huge congratulations to Mighty Hucks for taking home the Winner award after a convincing win in the Final against the Royal Goaltimate Society. Also, well done to South Wales Storm 1 for winning the Plate in their home town after finishing 21st in a sudden death match against Leamington Lemmings! The complete final standings can be found on the online schedule which can be accessed on the Y Ddraig Goch Event Website

 

A huge well done also goes to Ouseburn Social Club for winning the Spirit of the Game Award!

 

 

Junior Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools' National Championships 2019 - 4 Weeks Left To Register!

We would like to remind all interested Junior and School teams that entries for Junior Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools' National Championships 2019 close on Tuesday 30th April.

Y Ddraig Goch 2019 - Updated & Confirmed Schedule

We are pleased to now confirm the schedule for the weekend. However, there have been a number of changes. 

 

Ouseburn Social Club requested a much lower seeding which meant that we needed to re-draw the pots from the original seeding list for the new 17-24 seeds; whilst most of the affected teams are in different pools, there are actually very few changes to teams’ start times, however you must double check the schedule to ensure that you have the most up to date information. We have also moved and rearranged a number of games on both days and fixed a problem to avoid a potential rematch in the semi-finals.

 

In summary, please make sure that you check the updated schedule so that you have the correct start times and pitch numbers for your team’s games as they are likely to have changed since the draft schedule was published. The pitch map can be found on the Event Website here. You should also familiarise yourself with the Rules & Formats page on the schedule.