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Nationals: notes about trial SOTG results and no Game Advisors

Information for teams attending nationals.

Spirit of the Game scores.
Following Nationals this year UK Ultimate is going to trial spirit scores being published without anonymity.
This does not have any affect at the tournament and things will be "as normal" for how Nationals decides to handle spirit - this only concerns the publishing of scores following the event.
This change is only for this event.
Feedback on the above is welcome before the 1st of September.
Game Advisors
Please note that UK Ultimate will *not* be using game advisors at Nationals this weekend.
More information on UK Ultimate's plans regarding Game Advisors will be published in due time.

GB Administrator (U23 & Senior)

UK Ultimate Ltd is creating a part-time employed position to assisting GB Oversight committee and U23/Senior team managers and coaches with administration tasks.  Our aim is to ease the administration load on coaches and existing staff while improving the GB program with year on year efficiencies.

Statement on Ben Pocock

We are saddened and shocked to hear that a member of our community, Ben Pocock, was on board the plane which crashed over the Ukraine this week. Ben was a popular and much respected member of the Loughborugh University team and of EMO Ultimate.  Our thoughts are with Ben's family at this difficult time.

GB Ultimate - Beach Worlds 2015

Congratulations and thanks to the following people who will be managing their respective GB squads for the World Championships for Beach Ultimate WCBU 2015

*** Update 2nd Sept, Masters-Women:Kate Ford, Alizé "Bob" Clough, Steph Balsys ***

Open: Justin Foord

Women's: Francesca Scarampi, Bex Forth, Chrissy Birtwistle

Mixed: Paul Waite, Fergus Weldon

Masters-Open: Dave Grayson, Rob McGowan

Masters-Mixed: Kate Markey, Steve Balls, Si Brasseman

Grandmasters: Harry Golby

Team managers will be publishing details of their plans for trials etc in due course.  Please watch our facebook page and britdisc in particular for announcements.

Sports Rewards For You & Your Community from Sporting Pro

The Sporting Promise is a project that UK Ultimate has been involved with now for a number of years. More information about the project can be found on the UKU website and the projects own dedicated website:www.sportingpromise.co.uk.  The project is really helping us to take Ultimate to schools all around the UK –

The programme is moving into a new phase, and we need your help to make it even bigger and more successful.  Please keep reading – we hope you will sign up.

Congratulations Ruth

UK Ultimate is proud to congratulate our GB Junior Programme Manager, Ruth Flight, on her well deserved involvement in the Queens Baton Relay. Ruth has worked for UK Ultimate since 2010 in her role. It's fantastic to see her contribution to sport as an athlete and volunteer rewarded.

UKU OWT2 - GB U17 Open request #ukut2

We are obviously pretty happy to have been able to publish the UKU OWT2 schedule ten days in advance of the event.  We have - however - hit a problem.  Unfortunately, despite publishing the list of entered teams several times, it was not until the schedule was published that we discovered that the GB U17 Open team was missing from the list of entrants. 

UKU Membership Checks OWT1-2 2014 #ukut1 #ukut2

ACTION REQUIRED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF UK-BASED TEAMS THAT ENTERED OWT2 AND/OR PLAYED LONDON CALLING.

In the last six months we've been doing membership checks on a few of the teams at each of the UKU events.  We have found a low - but not insignificant - number of players forgetting to renew their membership. As a result we have decided to check ALL UK-based teams that played London Calling, and ALL UK-based teams that will attend OWT2.  We need full team-lists for both events - instructions as follows: