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Update Statement re Coronavirus (COVID-19) 30th March 2020

In these exceptional times, UK Ultimate has no ongoing income.  We have been reviewing how the organisation will manage financially over the short, medium and longer term under various scenarios of “life returning to normal”.  Our conclusion is that we should take action now, taking into account the possibility that disruption to Ultimate could well continue for much of the rest of 20

WFDF Cancels or Postpones all World Championships over Next Six Months

This morning, WFDF announced a decision to cancel or postpone all three of the WFDF World Ultimate Championships to be held over the next six months. This will at least affect the following:

Update Statement re Coronavirus (COVID-19) 23rd March 2020

Following the recent cancellation of a number of upcoming UKU events (full details in our previous announcements published on the UKU website), we have been working on plans to refund team entry fees that have been paid to UK Ultimate so far.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice - Stay at Home

We hope that you are safe and well.

 

Many members of the ultimate community are out doing critical work today.  On behalf of all UKU members and Ultimate players; a huge thank you.  We hope that you have what you need.  If you think we can help in any way, please let us know.

 

GB Squad Managers 2021 Applications Update

With everything that has been going on in the world recently we have decided to extend the deadline for applications for the squad managers for the GB teams at the 2021 European Ultimate Indoor Championships, which is being held in Herning, Denmark January 2021. The extended deadline is 26th March. For more information including how to apply for those roles please see our original annoucement. Additionally if you are really keen to apply, but your personal circumstances mean you will struggle to meet the deadline please let us know.

April/May 2020 Club Outdoor Events - Cancellation Update

Following recent updates from the venue and taking into account the latest government advice, sadly we have to announce that the Grey Towers of Durham event, due to be held on 25th-26th April, is now cancelled. This is in addition to the recent announcement that all Tartan Tour events in Scotland will be cancelled, including the Glasgow Caledonia’s Call event that was previously planned to take place on 31st May.

University Men’s & Women’s Nationals 2020 - Cancelled

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, unfortunately University Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Nationals 2020 (4th-5th April) is now cancelled. 

 

Update Statement re Coronavirus (COVID-19) 17th March 2020

On March 16th, the government announced that everyone should stop all non-essential travel and social contact.  Obviously we all love playing Ultimate very much, but we cannot see any situation where playing Ultimate is essential.

For that reason, unless and until there is a change or relevant clarification in official guidance, UK Ultimate’s position is that all Ultimate in the UK should now stop until further notice.    

So, further to our announcement yesterday 

  • All Ultimate clubs should stop club training sessions
  • All GB training is cancelled
  • The UKU Level 1 Coaching Course on 21st March is cancelled

We will continue to provide updates about the events due to take place this year as soon as we can, and still on an event-by-event basis for now.  We do not know when the guidance will change; we do not have any more information that you do. Keep an eye out on the UKU Events Announcements Newsletter regarding each event’s individual status.