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UKU Events Calendar - major outdoor dates 2014

Announcing dates and locations (where known) for major outdoor UKU events 2014.  Placeholder events will be set up in the calendar over the coming weeks.  Please check the event-specific web pages to check details.  The events below are listed in date order as far as possible - check specific event pages for definitive information. 

UKU requests bids for events marked with an asterisk *.

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1-2 March: UOOR Uni Open Outdoor Regionals * (except Scotland)

8-9 March: Scotland UOOR (St Andrews)

15-16 March: UMON: Uni Mixed Outdoor Nationals (nr Sheffield)

29-30 March: MT1: UKU Mixed Tour 1 (Cardiff)

12-13 April: MT2: UKU Mixed Tour 2 (Nottingham)

26-27 April: UOWON: UKU/BUCS Uni Open & Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup (Manchester)

10-11 May: MT3: UKU Mixed Tour 3 (Cheltenham)

31 May-1 June: OWT1: UKU London Calling (UCL Playing Fields, nr St Albans)

21-22 June: OWT2: UKU Open & Women's Tour 2 (Nottingham)

28-29 June: JON: UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals & Schools Championship Finals (Birmingham)

12-13 July: OWT3: UKU Open & Women's Tour 3 (Cardiff)

26 or 27 July: UKU Regionals * various

23-24 August: UKU Nationals / EUCR-West (Southampton)

UKU & BUCS team up for beach event

We're excited to announce that we've further extended our work with BUCS and will see a new beach event to be held at Fistral Beach, Newquay on 19 October.  The event is being run by BUCS with support from Phil Richardson, and will run alongside the BUCS Surf Championships.  The ultimate event is open to anyone (not just students), and more details available on the UKU website and the BUCS website.  Entry forms are already available here.  For the avoidance of doubt this is not an official university competition, and no BUCS points are available.

Competition Committee Election

In early 2013, as part of an ongoing review of the governance structure of UK Ultimate, the Board updated the Terms of Reference for this committee, with a view to having elections for the updated committee before end of the 2013.  Please see Competition Committee pages for more details. 

GB at the Beach - ECBU 2013

The European Championships of Beach Ultimate took place in Calafell, Spain in late June, with GB represented in all seven divisions. It was a mixed bag of results, given GB’s current high standards in the grass form of the game, with the only Gold medal brought home by the Open Masters Team. The Open, Mixed Masters and Women’s Masters teams all came in second best, with a token Bronze for the Grand Masters. GB Women just missed out in 4th place, but still managed to play a key role in most of the Finals. GB Mixed finished 7th in what was probably the most competitive Division.

Sir Steve Redgrave continues to support Ultimate

Sir Steve Redgrave has been busy promoting the Matalan Sporting Promise again this summer!

He spent a few hours playing Ultimate at Holden Lane High School, helping to promote the MSP Community Club that UK Ultimate has set up there. This part of the project is about setting up places for people to play Ultimate, or one of the other sports involved in the project. The five times olympic champion showed his continued support for Ultimate by posing with Dave Long from Sport England, both sporting a frisbee!

Nina Harrington Celebrates Mars Milk Fund Award

Nina Harrington aged 15, from Warwick, Warwickshire, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.

Nina has been in her school team ‘Evolution’ for three years and has now been asked to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Ultimate Championships in Germany later this year.

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

For more information visit www.marsmilk.com

UKU Regionals - London Entry Open

UKU Regionals- London 2013 will take place at Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields (same as last year, same place we use for LWL) on Saturday 3rd August.

Event webpage - please remember to check the roster rules for this competition

Manchester Community Club

Through the Matalan Sporting Promise (MSP) - Community Clubs Project we are running a community club in Sale, Manchester. Anyone is welcome to attend this club. The MSP project has a particular focus on 14 - 25 year olds, so the club will be welcoming and safe for children and youths. UK Ultimate is working towards creating a club where young people who experience Ultimate in Manchester can find a place to play.

Day: the club is on Monday every week
Time: 18:00 - 20:00 people are welcome to come and go as they please
Location: Ashton-on-Mersey School, Cecil Av, Sale, M33 5BP
Price: The club is free for new members to attend