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The Ultimate Not A Tournament Party

All the friends you can't see at the moment at the same amazing virtual party. DJ Tom Styles hosting a great night of fun and music.

 

It's been a tough time - and such a quiet time for Ultimate. We miss you.  It's been so long since we saw each other. So long since those sideline chats with friends and team mates you always see at tournaments.


On Good Friday it's time to make a little space to get your home groove on, get the drinks and snacks in and spend a great evening filled with the folks who make our community so amazing.  Numbers are limited and you must register to get access.

Conditioning ideas - be careful out there

ConditioningIdeasJamesMeadSome of our recent announcements have featured pleas for everyone to take it easy as we get back to playing and give your body time to adjust to playing Ultimate again.  We asked a couple of friendly S&C experts for some ideas - especially for those of us who don’t normally “get around” to doing any exercise and conditioning away from the ultimate pitch.

  • You may have seen Jools Murray’s “Waking up the body” series on our facebook page.  If not - definitely check it out!  

But we figure that not everyone will get around to watching videos, so we asked James Mead, JAM Performance, to come up with some ideas that would fit on one page:

Return to Play Update - 25th March

In light of UK Government advice updates published 24th March, we are updating our guidance for England as follows:

  • Phase C modified play will be permitted from Monday 29th March
  • Clarification on number of participants
Please read the full announcement here.  The Return to Play infographic will be updated on Monday 29th March to reflect the above changes. 

GB Futures Update - Hubs and Appointments Announced

Following the brilliant response to our announcement of the GB Futures Programme we’re delighted to be able to announce our initial plans for the programme.  There has been interest from all over the UK and we received more than 500 player applications and 60 coach/coordinator applications. A huge thank you to everyone who has applied, it’s been fantastic to see so much interest in both a playing and volunteering capacity.

 

To read about hub locations and appointments please read more here.

Return to Play Update - 12th March

Further to recent announcements by the UK and Scottish governments this update

  1. Confirms our immediate plans for return to play, and 
  2. Provides an indication of our expectations for the following few months.

Throughout this announcement we refer to our Phased Return to Play framework . The infographic has also been updated to reflect the below. 

 

UKU Women's Committee #ReturntoPlay Discussion - International Women's Day 2021

The UKU Women's committee would love to invite anyone involved with women's and mixed ultimate to come along to a discussion on International Women's Day - 8th March, 8pm.

EUF Announcement on 2021 EUCS Series

On Sunday 28 February EUF released a statement regarding the 2021 EUCR competitions

We are still in the process of finalising what playing opportunities we can offer teams this year, however we still intend and expect to run a national championship this year to determine the three divisional champions - Women's, Mixed and Open. We are also aware of the need to provide a qualification ranking for WUCC 2022 and possible XEUCF 2021. 

Once we have a clearer idea on the Return to Play timeline, we will publish more information on the possible competition format for this year. Currently, we are still awaiting further details on what will be permitted in England for outdoor sport in Step One (29 March) of the roadmap out of lockdown, as well as related guidance for the rest of the UK. 

GB teams withdrawing from European Youth Ultimate Championships 2021

In January, the World Flying Disc Federation,(WFDF), announced that their events in 2021 were all being cancelled.  The international calendar 2021 also includes the European Ultimate Federation (EUF) European Youth Ultimate Championships (EYUC):

  • U20s in Malmö in Sweden, 17-24 July;
  • U17s in Hollabrunn in Austria, 7-14 August.  

The EUF has said that they will publish their go/no-go decision regarding these events in early April. 

 

With great sadness, we have decided that we will not send Great Britain youth teams to either of the EYUC events in 2021 regardless of whether or not the events go ahead.  The UK Ultimate staff and volunteers involved recognise the complexity of the decision: it's impact on all of the players and the local organisers, and indeed the potential financial implications to some of the teams that were affected by the cancellation of WJUC 2020.  The decision was not made lightly.