uku news

Does you employer use Benevity?

We have signed up as a non-profit good cause with Benevity, an organisation that works with many large corporations around the world to help them support causes that matter to their employees.  In some cases, employers match donations that their employees makes to a good cause.  We cannot access the full list of companies that work with Benevity, so you would need to check for your own circumstances, but if this scheme is available to you, and you are able to help - we would be really grateful.  Please get in touch if you need additional information, and thanks to Nathan Trickey for the suggestion.

 

Thanks again to everyone who has been able to support our Reset the Stall fundraising campaign.  Our goal is to put UKU finances back to where they were at the start of 2020 and we continue to climb towards our stretch target of £30k.  Less than two weeks to go! 

 

If you are able to help support the campaign with a donation, or perhaps by sharing the links, that would be amazing.  Thank you.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/uku-reset-the-stall

https://blog.ukultimate.com/

Covid-19 Incident report form

To help us monitor the ongoing Return-to-Play, we have created a Covid-19 Incident report online form.   Our aim is to:

  1. Gather data on how often clubs are affected by a positive test result.
  2. Improve our understanding of how Contact Tracing authorities approach the situation if the person testing positive had been at training.
  3. Provide a mechanism for individuals to report concerns.

We hope in general that people completing the form will feel able to include their contact information, but it has been set up to allow anonymous submissions.

Return to Play Update - 25th Sept

We thought it might be useful to provide a short update relating to some of the government announcements this week.

UKU partnership with Greatest Bag

We are really excited to announce a new partnership with Greatest Bag, now the Official Bag of UK Ultimate.

 

Use the UK Ultimate members, friends & family discount code UKU10 for a 10% discount for you, and a contribution back to UK Ultimate from Greatest Bag.  Order directly from their website.  

 

They are also offering FREE SHIPPING to the UK for orders made on Sunday 11th October to mark our planned move to Return-to-Play Phase D. 

 

We are in discussions about a customised GB bag that we will make available to everyone and will publish more news later (see mockup below).  But please note that any customised bags won’t arrive until approximately late Spring 2021, so if you want one for Christmas you should order one of the regular bags.  Remember, the free shipping on Sunday 11th October!

UKU Discounts & Rewards scheme launched

In partnership with GoMembership, who provide the membership management system, we have been able to set up a Discounts & Rewards scheme offering thousands of discounts from over 270 online and high street retailers to our members.  

Enrolment is simple. As part of your membership renewal you have the option to join the scheme.  Simply tick the box underneath your membership selection to enrol and you’ll add the Rewards Scheme to your cart along with your membership.

Return to Play - Guidance Update - 15th Sept

As per our previous announcements, we confirm that as of Tues 15th Sept we are now in PHASE C of the Phased Return-to-Play.  

 

Please also see the announcement we published on Friday 11th September, which includes news about University competitions, return to play timetable, Indoor Ultimate, covid officer googlegroup forum, ideas for training sessions; and thanks to our UKU Medical adviser.

 

There are some relatively minor changes in the final version of Phase C Guidance compared to the draft that we published in August.

  • Noted the Covid-officer training available from sportscotland.
  • Added links to local travel advice.
  • Additional line clarifying that active, normal defending is allowed (except on the thrower) but that players should make adjustments to avoid standing face-to-face within 1m of each other.
Finally, please note we have changed our guidance relating to regions under local restrictions to take account of the fact that in many cases those restrictions still allow organised sport to continue.  Apologies that we made a relatively last minute decision to change this, and so did not provide any advance notice.

 

Return to Play Update - 11 Sept

There are quite a number of headlines in this update, but it seemed like a good moment to pull these things together in a single announcement.  Please read all of it.  We think there is information here for everyone.

  • University competitions
  • Return to play timetable
  • Indoors
  • Covid Officer googlegroup forum
  • Ideas for training sessions
  • Thanks to UKU Medical adviser

 

Dr Kenny Duffy appointed UKU medical adviser

Dr Kenny Duffy at WFDF WJUC 2018We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Dr Kenny Duffy as UK Ultimate medical adviser.  This is a voluntary role.  Kenny has been working with UKU, and especially the GB squads for several years.  He is actively supporting our response to Covid-19, and in the last year delivered a coach forum on FIFA 11+, and helped us to complete and publish UKU Pregnancy Guidance and Concussion Information.

 

Dr Kenneth Duffy MBCHB BSc Hons MCSP MRCGP

Kenny qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006 from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, went on to study medicine at University of Dundee, and completed his GP training in 2020. He initially worked within the NHS and private sectors as well as sports settings. He gained experience working with Scottish and British gymnastics and the Scottish football association working with junior national teams.