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GB take to the beach

WCBU2011 The Week GB are taking to the beaches in six different divisions to competition to be World Champions of Beach Ultimate. These divisions are Open, Mixed, Womens, Masters, Mixed Masters and Grand Masters. between Aug 21 & Aug 28; 73 teams and 1,100+ athletes from 30 countries and 5 continents will compete on the idyllic beaches of Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) to be Champions.

Beach Ultimate is similar to grass Ultimate, but played on the beach. The pitch is a different size and there is a different [less] number of players. It could also be considered to have a different atmosphere. To find out more about the beach game by clicking here. 

The WCBU2011 will be the biggest ever Beach Ultimate World Championships, plus the biggest online and social media event in the history of Ultimate! 14 games will be broadcast LIVE. There will be behind-the-scenes videos, live scoring of all the games, incorporating Blogs, Facebook, Twitter feeds, YouTube channels, shared photos and videos for mash-ups. 

Here are some links that will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more: (tournament website) (Block Stack TV)!/WCBU2011 (WCBU Twitter Account)!/tomstyles (Tom "the voice" Styles)

Seventeen times for London!

nationals2011logoClapham and Iceni both completed another victory of the UK Ultimate Nationals, as 11th and 6th time champions, respectively. This is also the beginning of a new decade of [consecutive] wins for Clapham Ultimate.

UK Ultimate Nationals was once again run at the fantastic Wide Lane Sports Grounds in Southampton. The Nationals team again organised live internet coverage of key games, including both the men’s and women’s finals. Visit the tournament website for details of what happened over this exciting weekend!

UK Ultimate Nationals 2011

nationals2011logoThe UK Ultimate Nationals 2011 will be held in Southampton on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August. The very best club teams from around the UK will compete for the title of Nationals Champions.

There have been ultimate teams and championships in the UK since the 1970s, but 2011 sees the second edition of a new showcase for the sport. The explosion in the number of competitive clubs in recent years means that teams had to win a place at Nationals by competing in regional qualifying events. The 16 open teams who will compete in Southampton include the likes of 2009 European Champions, Manchester's Chevron, and the reigning UK champions, Clapham. The south London team will be gunning for their 11th title in a row! Among the other clubs include teams from Brighton, Newcastle, Cardiff, Scotland and the host city, Southampton.

In the women's division it is another London team who have dominated in recent years, but last year Leeds finally beat Iceni to snap their 5-year streak and take their first Nationals title. 

GB finish the 2011 European Championships campaign

GB U17 Girls EYUC 2011 

EUC2011 Maribor, Slovenia EYUC2011 Wroclaw, Poland
GB Open - Silver GB Junior Open - 4th
GB Women - Silver GB Junior Womens - 4th
GB Mixed - Gold GB Under 17s Boys - Silver
GB Masters - Gold GB Under 17s Girls - Gold

European Youth Ultimate Championships 2011

Great Britain Ultimate continues the summer campaign this week with the European Youth Ultimate Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. August 8th - 13th. 

European Ultimate Championships 2011

From the 30th of July to the 6th of August, Great Britain will be competing at the European Ultimate Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

Member Update - April 2011

In this update:

1. Notice of AGM

2. Election for Chairman and Treasurer

3. Notice of personal injury claim

4. Planned changes to membership renewal date

5. Planned introduction of club affiliation

6. Ultimatum!2010

7. GB Grandmasters announcement

Coach Educators Needed

The UK Ultimate coaching scheme is looking to recruit a handful of new coach educators to the support the delivery of our Foundation level courses (Leader Award and Sports Leader Award). UK Ultimate has recently been working with an organisation called the Youth Sport Trust and their corporate partners Matalan. As a result we are expecting a bump in the numbers of schools looking for foundation introductory courses, in the summer term around May and June.