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#iSOTGDay & the School Games

December 3rd is International Spirit of the Game Day. This year's theme is YOUTH and so we wanted to post a short update about work with the School Games.

In England (sadly not the whole UK) there is a state-funded, multi-sport school sport competition programme called the School Games. Currently more than 20,000 registered schools take part in competitions every year across over 40 sports.

University Mixed Outdoor Cool Down 2018/19

Following the announcement that University Mixed Outdoor Nationals (UXON) will be held in St Andrews (Scotland) this year, we are now pleased to confirm that the smaller, more limited event - the University Mixed Outdoor Cool Down - will be held at the Llanrumney Playing Fields in Cardiff on the same weekend, 16th-17th March 2019. 

 

We want to be very clear that UXON is in St Andrews, and we do encourage all teams to make the journey - particularly given that the event was unfortunately snowed off last year and that we aim to hold UXON in the South in 2020. However, there is limited capacity at the Cool Down event for those that would not be able to play otherwise.

December Coaching Course opportunities

We are really excited to be working with more than 45 players developing their leadership skills by taking a UKU Level 1 Coaching Award this December.

There are only a limited number of places remaining on our 2018 Level 1 courses:

3 on the Level 1 in London on 15th December

1 on the Level 1 in Plymouth on 16th December

Changes to Published Spirit of the Game Scores

Following the success of the spirit score breakdowns being published post-event anonymously as part of the recent changes to the Spirit of the Game at UKU Events, the Spirit of the Game Committee has now decided to undertake a trial to remove the anonymity from the published spirit score breakdowns as a result of feedback from teams.

 

From this point onwards, for a short trial period initially, the spirit scores that your team submits for the event that you're attending will no longer be anonymous and comments will only be redacted to remove any offensive language if applicable. To clarify, this will be implemented for the Club Open Indoor Qualifier event taking place in Wolverhampton this weekend. 

 

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this change, please email the SotG committee at sotg-committee@ukultimate.com.

EUF Clubs with Juniors Survey

EUF are looking to collect more data regarding junior particpation in Ultimate clubs.

 

They have created a brief survey, to be filled in by any club that has youth players, either as a whole team or playing with adults. Could all clubs who have Junior members please fill this in. Additionally if you know of any clubs with Juniors please pass this onto them.

UXIN 2018-19 - Final Standings, Spirit Results & Lost Property

Well done to everyone that competed at UXIN over the weekend. We hope that you had a great tournament! 

 

Congratulations to Strathclyde 1 for winning UXIN Division 1 and to Warwick 1 for coming top in Division 2! Also to Birmingham 1 and to Leeds 1 for winning the Spirit of the Game award in their respective divisions. 

COIQ Wolverhampton 2018 - Confirmed Schedule & Roster Requirements

We are happy to now CONFIRM the schedule for the COIQ Wolverhampton event happening this weekend at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus.


SCHEDULE LINK: https://goo.gl/aGrBkT

 

The Info Pack can also be found on the UKU Event Page, which includes all of the information that you need to know for the event. If you have any questions, please email events@ukultimate.com

 

Also, please don't forget to ensure that your TEAM ROSTER is up to date on the GoMembership website. All clubs competing at the COIQ & ScCWIN events are required to use the club profiles area of the new GoMembership portal to add ALL players that are competing at the event to the relevant team on the new system. More information, including how to do this, can be found here. Don't forget that all of your players also have to have the correct membership for the event!

University Athlete Eligibility Check Requirements

For an athlete to be eligible to compete in official University tournaments, they must meet the criteria outlined in the UKU University Eligibility Rules. Checks may be carried out at any official University tournament to ensure that all athletes are eligible to play.