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UKU Level 1 coaching course dates - winter 2019 and spring 2020

There are lots of opportunities to get your UKU Level 1 coaching qualification over the next few months:
2019 courses
2020 courses
We are also hoping to finalise details for courses in TWICKENHAM and MANCHESTER - these will be announced as soon as dates are confirmed.
Please be aware that places are limited on each course, so sign up early and avoid booking transport before you have secured your place on the course.

Thanks to Georgie Davin!

Following the recent appointments to the board of directors we're sad to say goodbye from the board to Georgie Davin.


Vote for your representative on Game Advisor commitee

The UKU has created a new committee, to explore & manage the introduction of Game Advisors into UK Competition.  In July we asked for volunteers to join the committee to represent the views of their community (Youth, University, Club & Elite-Club).  For University and Elite-Club there were more than one candidate so we asked them each two questions about how they'll do their job, and we need you to decide who you would like to represent you.  Any UKU member can vote, before 22:00 on Thurs 12th of Sept.

Information about each candidate is below.  The voting form is --> here, and linked again at the bottom of this article.

Coaching Opportunities

Two coaching opportunities at London universities for the 2019-20 season:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Goldsmiths, University of London

GB Youth Teams @ European Youth Championships

The European Youth Ultimate Championships are taking place in Wroclaw, Poland 11th - 18th August. 60 teams from countries across europe will come together and compete to be crowned european champions.

The GB teams kick off their campaigns with games against Austria (both GBU17 and GBU20 Women), Finland (GBU17 Men) and Russia (GBU20 Men) on Sunday.

UKU Board Appointments 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three UKU board members.  Following the call for expressions of interest in standing for roles on the board of directors in June we had one candidate stand for each role so can now announce the appointment James Cooper to a "Without Portfolio" role in addition to the re-election of Chris Foster-White (Director of Competitions) and Wayne Davey (Treasurer). All three have been elected to the board for a 3 year period.

WUGC 2020 Trials

Following their successful European Ultimate Championships season, the senior GB teams are inviting expressions of interest for players hoping to join the squads for Worlds in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, from Saturday 11 to Saturday 18 July 2020. 


Find out more details from each of the squads below: 

The Road to Nationals

Next weekend is the start of the journey to nationals for teams up and down the UK as 44 teams descend on York and Edenbridge for UKU Regionals to try to earn one of bids to UKU Nationals 2019 in the Women’s, Mixed and Men’s divisions.