uku news

WFDF announces London as host of 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC)

We're delighted to be able to share WFDF's announcement that the 2016 World Ultimate & Guts Championships - WUGC 2016 - will be hosted here in the UK.  The event will be held 18-25 June at UCL Sports Ground: the same venue as World U23 Ultimate Championships 2015 and UKU's London Calling.

New Women's Committee Members

Uk Ultimate would like to welcome Fowzia Mahmood, Jassy Drakulic and Gayathri Eknath to the newly reformed women's committee. The new committee also has Lauren Bryant (competitions), Ellie White (uni ultimate), Georgie Davin (chair) and Si Hill as members. The role of the committee will predominantly be around developing the women's game in the UK.

UKU seeking volunteers to train as Anti-Doping Educators

UKU would like to recruit 2 volunteer Anti-Doping Educators to support the delivery of anti-doping information to our GB and International teams. These Educators will complete 2 days of initial training with UK Anti-Doping before being allocated to deliver team workshops.

Volunteer as a Game Adviser at U23 Worlds

We are looking for volunteers to be Game Advisers at the World U23 Ultimate Championships this summer in London. The tournament will be between the 12th & 18th July.

WFDF is running Game Adviser training for those who wish to become Game Advisers and volunteer at U23 Worlds. This training will take place in Manchester on the 14th & 15th of March. Please read on for more information about this opportunity, including how to apply.

GB Junior trials 2015

Sign up is invited for applications to play for the GB junior squads in 2015.

Please see the link below to sign up, and/or please forward this email to anyone you know who may be interested.  This form is for players interested in trying out for the GB Junior teams attending EYUC this year. The tournament will be on August 3rd-9th in Frankfurt, Germany. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G5U_S66l_98OvgeUktthr3v3gt6Guo6iTTdaHP91Fks/viewform

The sign up deadline for u20 open and women's trials is Monday 19th January.

UKU to host 2015 World U23 Ultimate Championships

UK Ultimate is proud to be hosting the WFDF 2015 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships.  We look forward to welcoming approx 50 Ultimate teams from 20+ countries.  The Opening Ceremony will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 12th July, with finals day on Sat 18th July.  The competition - including opening ceremony and finals - will take place at UCL Sports Ground, Bell Lane, St Albans AL2 1BZ - the home of UKU's London Calling.

We are currently recruiting for a number of lead volunteer positions to support the Tournament Organising Committee in planning the event.  Please read this document for more details.  To apply for one of the positions please fill in this Google form http://goo.gl/cwOVHb but do read the role descriptions first.

Volunteer project coordinator - please help

We have recently been working with the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs who plan to include Ultimate as one of the sports in their national competition programme 2015-16.  The competition will see county and then regional qualification rounds leading to a finals event during the summer 2016 - and is likely to include betwen 500 and 1000 participants in the 16-26 age-range - almost all of whom will be completely new to Ultimate.  We are looking for an individual that could take on our side of coordinating this project. 

Seeking volunteers for Women's Committee

UK Ultimate has been reviewing the role and functioning of its various sub-committees.  In recent years the women’s committee has been formed of largely high level players and had a lack of focus and direction.  We want to create a committee more representative of the women playing Ultimate in the UK at the moment and align it’s goals with the organisation's priorities.