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Matalan Sporting Promise in the Daily Mirror

UK Ultimate is involved in a project called The Matalan Sporting Promise. The yoUR Activity element of this school sports initiative aims is to introduce alternative sports, like Ultimate, to secondary schools across the U.K. In The Daily Mirror (March 1st) the Promise has a four page central insert with details about the motivations behind the project, the Youth Sport Trust and Sir Steve's involvement as the ambassador.
Ultimate is mentioned for our involvement with yoUR Activity, including a nice shot of one of the young players throwing a disc.

Member Update Mar 2012

UKU logo smallIn this update:

  1. Schools Ultimate round-up
  2. AGM Reminder - Sat 24 March
  3. UKU Nationals 2012 - Mixed / Women's consultation
  4. Indoor Results round-up
  5. European Ultimate Championships Series
  6. UKU Tour Events reminder
  7. GB Ultimate kit and accessories
  8. www.ukultimate.com - help needed

UKU Indoor Nationals Round-Up

The last few weeks have seen the UKU Indoor National Championships (Open and Women), followed by the Under-17 and first under-13(!!) Indoor National Championships.

The club titles were grabbed by Spartans (Open) and Shimmy (Women's).  The snow-affected youth titles were both claimed by Airbadgers of St Peter's, Exeter.

WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Ultimate World Championships announcement

WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Ultimate World Championships to be held in Toronto, Canada

The World Flying Disc Federation today has announced that the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Ultimate Championships will be hosted in the city of Toronto, Canada.  The event will be held from July 22, 2013 to July 28, 2013 at the facilities at York University Toronto, Canada, with the finals being held on the main field at the York venue on July 28, 2013.  WU23 2013 will welcome 40+ teams from over 20 nations in 3 divisions of competition: Open, Women's, and Mixed.  The bid will be hosted by the Toronto Ultimate Club (TUC) who will serve as the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Ultimate Championships Organising Committee (TOC).

Member Update Feb 2012

In this update:

  1. Announcing new UKU Schools National Championship Series
  2. Matalan Sporting Promise update
  3. Board Elections and AGM reminder
  4. World Championships 2012
  5. UKU Events 2012: Nationals, OWT3, Alumni Cup
  6. Other Reminders

Mixed & Women's Nationals 2012 FAQs

Based on the poll-responses received so far we decided to provide some additional information on some of the common questions/comments:

Member Update January 2012

In this update:

  1. UKU Events Calendar 2012
  2. Consultation on Women's & Mixed Nationals
  3. Notice of 2012 AGM   
  4. Changes to membership renewal date
  5. Ultimatum!2011
  6. Coach-Registration scheme 
  7. International Results round up
  8. Women's Masters at WUGC 2012

Consultation on Mixed & Women's Nationals 2012 and beyond...

Jim HancoxA note from Jim Hancox, UKU Mixed Coordinator:

Over the past ten years, we have always struggled to find the right place in the season for Mixed Nationals.  The Competitions Committee has come up with a potential new approach (see below) - but please note we would like feedback on this IDEA before making the final decision.  And in particular please note that there is big knock-on impact to Women's Nationals too.

Based on the poll-responses received so far we decided to provide some additional information on some of the common questions/comments - but please read the proposal and poll first if you have not done so already.