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2020-21 BUCS Season - Update

As BUCS works to finalise details for the TERM TWO competition, we just wanted to reach out to all Universities to highlight an upcoming deadline this Friday, as well as some details that have been published so far. 

 

This announcement includes details on:

  • Provisional leagues
  • League dates
  • BUCS points
  • Return-to-play information

Return-to-Play Update - 11th November

As of Monday 9th November, following Wales’ national firebreak, the Welsh Government’s coronavirus regulations were updated. 

 

The full details of what the changes are for Wales are can be found on the Sport Wales website HERE

 

In terms of what this specifically means for Ultimate, we are moving to Phase C (outdoors) based on our interpretation of the Welsh Government’s guidance.  We are attempting to review this with Sport Wales and will provide a further update if appropriate once we have spoken to them.

Return-to-Play Update, USAU Skills Challenge & Save Our Sports Campaign - 5th November

Return-to-Play Update

Following the government’s announcement on Saturday 31st October of the new set of national restrictions to be imposed in England, we would like to clarify what this means for playing Ultimate around the UK.  This announcement includes

  • Return to Play information by region
  • USA Ultimate Skills Challenge
  • Save our Sports Campaign

We have also updated the Phased Return to Play Infographic.

Thank you Fluent Interaction

Following the conclusion of our Reset the Stall campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new team of corporate sponsors and partners, which we are delighted to announce, includes Fluent Interaction.  

“Fluent Interaction are a digital user experience research and design agency. We help clients of all sizes understand user behaviour and translate insights into actionable solutions and designs that help them achieve their goals, and deliver great experiences for their users. 

Just like Ultimate players we pride ourselves on our ethos of fairness, hard work and honesty, and we are proud to support UK Ultimate.“

Thank you Fluent Interaction!

Thank you Berry Construction

Following the conclusion of our Reset the Stall campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new team of corporate sponsors and partners, which we are delighted to announce, includes Berry Construction.  

“Berry Construction is an industry leading project management company. We pride ourselves in offering a reliable, highly professional and personal service with quality workmanship and unrivalled attention to detail at an affordable price. The core of our work is focused around loft conversions, extensions and renovations in south-west London and Surrey.”

Dan Berry and Giacomo Maltman have both played Ultimate for many years, from London Summer League to club teams such as Flaming Galahs and Clapham as well as quite a few GB appearances.

Thank you Berry Construction!

Return to Play Update - 21st Oct

We issue the following update in response to the many changes in government guidance and regulation issued over the last week or so. 

In particular we have taken the decision to limit clubs in Tier 3 areas of England to Phase C.

This update has information about the following:

  • Dealing with local restrictions
  • Clubs must report training status regularly
  • Indoor Ultimate appendix
  • Close contacts

Thank you Harvest London

Following the conclusion of our Reset the Stall campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new team of corporate sponsors and partners, which we are delighted to announce, includes Harvest London.

Harvest London is a vertical farming startup based in Leyton, supplying speciality produce all across London.  “Our vertical farms allow us to bring production closer to the point of consumption, going from harvest to delivery in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks. Covid has shown us that we need a more sustainable food system and we’re working towards that!”

CEO, Chris Davies, first played Ultimate at the grassroots level in Manila, Philippines over 15 years ago, when he moved back to the UK he played briefly with Fire and then moved on to Tooting Tigers and had a couple of years with Clapham. He also played GB Men’s Beach.  “Having played in the Philippines and helped with the first generation of Ultimate players in the Philippines, I recognise the importance of the support structure that UK Ultimate brings to our game. Ultimate shaped a good decade of my life and I’m proud to be supporting UKU during this tough time.”

Thank you Harvest London!

Thank you - we did it - we reset the stall

Our Reset the Stall campaign finished yesterday, and we’re delighted to announce that after including a few donations that were sent by bank transfer we raised approximately £35,000 from 311 donations.  Thank you!  That is really incredible - and means we have essentially avoided the short-term financial damage due to so little Ultimate being possible in 2020.  Just for fun we put the supporter-comments through a word cloud (that gives greater prominence to words appearing with higher frequency) and here's the output.

There is of course a great deal more to do to make the most of whatever opportunities to play Ultimate lie ahead in 2021-22.  But for today, we just want to say THANKS!